Saturday, December 27, 2008

Manpasand Chicken!

Seasonal Greetings to all my dear readers!

Hope all of you have had a great vacation! Konda is at home and another week to go. She has done all possible things that I had planned for her. I got a big book of plain book and a box of crayons, she has exhausted all that she could think of. Finally she reminded me that I promised her to make dress for her dolls. So I took of the day to sit with her. More of that activity in my Spice Blog.

Then I was also going through some sentimental thoughts and updated my other blog with those thoughts. Check that out when you have time.

Coming to this chicken dish, well its one of those interesting things that you just experiment and of course mix and match the spices to come up with something that's really tasty. I used more than normal amount of poppy seeds and combined it with fennel seeds. The result was very tasty. Try this when you feel you got to make something with poppy seeds, which is what we add to most of our non veg dishes.

Ingredients Needed:

Chicken - 500 gms
Onions - 2 medium
Tomato- 2 medium
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Chili Powder - 1 and 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Fennel Seed powder - 1/2 tsp
Poppy Seeds - 2 tsp
Fresh Coconut paste - 2 tsp
Cashew Paste - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves some for garnish

Fresh Lime for garnish optional

Method to prepare:

Wash the chicken and let it drain.

Heat a pressure cooker with oil. Saute the onions till they are brown. Then add the ginger garlic paste. Fry till its well cooked.

Then add the drained chicken pieces and chopped tomatoes. Cook on high flame, add turmeric powder and salt. Then add the chili powder and coriander powder. Simmer for 5 mins.

Add the garam masala, fennel powder, poppy seed powder, cashew powder. Saute well and add 1 cup of water. Cover with lid and pressure cook till chicken is done.

Remove the lid, cook on high while you keep stirring, then add the coconut paste. Combine everything well.

Finally add the finely chopped coriander leaves. If you prefer squeeze in the lime juice.

Enjoy and Have a great weekend!

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Keerti Prasad said...

Nice recipes !!

I am not into much non-vegetarian food, but all yes, a lot of vegetarian.

I especially liked the Ada-Prathamam kinda sweet. Simple, delicious ! :)

Keep posting :)

Alka said...

Drooling..ths wht i do always ,sitting and staring those chicken dishes:-)

Priya said...

Delicious chicken drooling here..

Indrani said...


neelam said...

great fan of ur blog.just a small problemo..
how do i mute the music that i hear when ur blog page loads? i mean is there any link to mute while navigating thru the site?

notyet100 said...

this looks like nice version,..

Varsha Vipins said...

Lovely looking Chicken dish..You named it so???:)
Happy holidays Valli..:)

homecooked said...

Chicken looks delicious! Hope you had a lovely Christmas season and wish you a happy 2009!

Arundhuti said...

nice chicken dish

sra said...

Happy New Year, Valli!

Soma said...

I am righ in mood for some spicy chicken now.... Looks goooooood. I have not used fennel in chicken. SHould try this out.

Susan said...

Fennel, poppy seed and cashew powders sound heavenly!

Season's Greetings, Srivalli.

(BTW, just sent you an email re: MLLA hosting opportunity.)

Vij said...

Lovely spicy chicken curry! looks so tempting! yum yum yummy!

Uma said...

Wishing you and your family a very happy new year 2009 dear Srivalli!

Ann said...

Yummy chicken..HAve a splendid 2009 dear

notyet100 said...

wish u nd ur family a very happy nd prosperous new yr,..enjoy....

Mandira said...

that looks delicious Srivalli. Happy Holidays to you and your family! Have a great 2009!

sra said...

Hi Valli, happy new year to you, Konda, Peddu, Chinnu, hubby and parents and MIL!

TBC said...

Best wishes to you and your family for a joyous and peaceful 2009.

Yasmeen said...

tasty chicken recipe. Have a wonderful and healthy new year:)

Sunshinemom said...


Jaya said...

wow! these looks yum...
wish you a very happy new year...
hugs and smiles

PG said...

that look so tempting! my mouth is watring after seeing that an I'm hungry. :D
Thank you so much for such wonderful New Year Greetinsg!
Wishing you and your family a very happy, healthy, joyous peaceful and successful New Year!

Kamini said...

Yummy, as always!
Wish you, your family and all your readers a very happy 2009

Srivalli said...

Thank you everybody for your lovely comments!

Varsha, of course yes..:)

Neelam, sorry for not replying sooner. I haven't configured any music. So I am not sure from where its aired! Sorry if its disturbing!..thanks for stopping by

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