Sunday, 12 August 2018

Chatpata Murgh


This a very easy dish to make. It can be made in many ways. Here is my style of making this dish. This dish is a dry dish and can be served with paratha or roti and salad. I have used coriander stem paste as it gives out a strong flavour of the coriander. You can use any spice masala instead of the curry powder. 
Ingredients 
8 Chicken Legs
1 Onion coarsely ground
3 tbsp Ginger - Garlic - Chilli paste ( 1 small piece of ginger, 6 garlic cloves and 4 green chillies)
2 tbsp Coriander stem paste 
Few Coriander leaves chopped for garnishing 
4 tbsp Curd 
Salt to taste 
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder 
1 tbsp Curry powder 
1/2 cup Mustard Oil 



Method 
Add salt, turmeric powder, curry powder, ginger - garlic - chilli paste, coriander stem paste, curd and 2 tbsp of oil to the chicken legs. Rub the ingredients well to the chicken legs. Let it marinate for 2 to 5 hours. Take a wok, add the remaining oil and let it heat. Add the marinated chicken legs. Stir, cover and let it slow cook until the chicken legs are tender. Garnish it with coriander leaves. Serve it with paratha or roti and salad. 

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Sticky Pork Belly


This piece of pork belly had been in my freezer for some time now. Even though I love pork, but I  don't cook it frequently in my house. I wanted to make crispy pork belly, but I found that the recipe was a bit lengthy, since my husband wanted to have fried rice, I thought this easy recipe was ideal to go with the fried rice. 
Pork belly is very popular and it’s a delicacy in many parts of the world. 
Here I have cooked Chinese style Sticky Pork Belly using star anise.  It’s very easy to make and extremely delicious. I love the sweet taste in it and the flavour of star anise. 
I followed kitchen Sanctuary's recipe... But I have made few changes in the recipe. 



For the Sticky Sauce
Ingredients 
2 tbsp Dark Soy Sauce 
2 tbsp Rice Wine (Optional) 
1 tsp Garlic minced 
1/2 tsp Ginger minced
1 tbsp Green Chilli minced 
Salt to taste
2 tbsp Brown Sugar
1 tbsp Honey 
2 tbsp Oil

Method 
Mix all the above ingredients together in a bowl and keep it aside. 


To make the Sticky Pork Belly
Ingredients 
500 grams Pork Belly cut into pieces 
1 Star Anise
4 to 5 sliced Ginger
4 to 5 whole Garlic crushed
1 stem of Spring Onion cut into 2 inch’s and then cut into thin slices lengthwise 
Salt to taste 
1 tbsp Brown Sugar
1 cup Vegetable stock or Chicken stock
Sticky Sauce
2 tbsp Oil 

Method 
Take a wok and add  oil, add the Pork pieces and stir it on high flame for a minute. Add the brown sugar and salt. Stir it for another minute. Remove the Pork pieces. In the same wok add the stock, ginger, garlic and star anise, let the stock come to a boil. Add the Pork Belly pieces. Cover and let it slow cook till the liquid has evaporated completely. Continue to stir the Pork belly for a minute. Add the sticky sauce, stir and cook it till the sauce has coated well on the Pork pieces. Garnish with spring onions and few red chilli slices. Serve with fried rice or enjoy as a starter.