Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Chicken Drumstick cooked in Garlic and Mushroom Sauce served with Handmade Orecchiette....

Chicken Drumstick cooked in Garlic and Mushroom Sauce served with Handmade Orecchiette....

Ingredients
5 Chicken Drumsticks 
1 bowl Cleaned and sliced Mushrooms 
1 garlic Pod peeled and cleaned 
2 cups Mushroom soup or Vegetables soup ( I have used Knorr Vegetable soup Pack) 
1/4 cup Amul Cream 
1/2 cup Milk 
Salt and Pepper to taste 
3 tbsp Butter
1 tbsp Parsley chopped 

Method
Take a  pan, add butter. As the butter melts, add the chicken drum sticks and cook the drum sticks till light brown on both the sides. Remove it and keep it aside. In the same pan, add the whole garlic cloves and mushrooms. Sauté it till the water evaporates and the mushrooms are light brown in colour. Remove the mushrooms and keep it aside. In the same pan, add the soup, stirring it constantly on a low flame add the cream and milk. Cook on low heat add salt and pepper. Stir it. Add the chicken drumstick, cover and cook till the chicken is done. Add the sautéed garlic and mushrooms. Stir it and take it off the flame. Garnish with parsley leaves. Serve hot with hand made Orecchiette pasta..... 

Orecchiette 
 Orechie meaning "ear" and -etta meaning "small" is a variety of home-made pasta typical of Apulia, a region of southern Italy. Its name comes from its shape, which resembles a small ear. It is made from Semolina or wheat flour and water and is rolled into thin long strips and cut into small pieces. Then each piece is given the shape of a ear.

Ingredients
1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/4 cup Semolina 
Water as required

Method
Take semolina and wheat flour and mix it. Make a well in between the flour. Add water little at a time and knead it into a soft dough. The dough will be a bit sticky. Use little flour to dust the platform and then continue to knead. Divide the dough into 3 portions. Take one portion while  cover the  rest of the dough with a moist cloth. Sprinkle flour on the platform and  roll  the dough into a long strip. Cut small portions from the strip. Repeat the same for the remaining dough. Take a cut piece and with the help of a palm and the thumb, press the portion from the centre and give it a pull. It will look like a ear shape. Boil water in a pot. Add the pasta and cook it till done. Drain the water, drizzle olive oil on the pasta. Serve with garlic and mushroom sauce..