Showing posts with label Cream. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cream. Show all posts

Saturday 20 June 2020

Aslam’s Butter Cream Chicken

Few days back one of the foodie friend Rakesh Sharma ji had posted this fabulous recipe in a group. I was very tempted to make this recipe... and believe me this recipe is worth making.. 
Sharma ji had mentioned in his post that Aslam’s Butter Chicken is a very famous dish sold at Aslam Chicken near Jama Masjid, Old Delhi. 
This dish is very different in look and taste from the Punjabi butter chicken recipe. 
In the actual dish Aslam Chicken grills the marinated chicken pieces on a charcoal grill and then the main key ingredients other than the chicken is loads of Butter, fresh cream and curd. The spices that are used in the dish are a top secret. If you scroll the net, there are loads of videos that teaches us to make the Aslam Butter Cream Chicken, Since this recipe was tried and tasted, I preferred to adapt this recipe. 
It’s a very easy recipe... we can grill the chicken in an oven at home, or on a skillet. 
To get the smoky charcoal flavour, heat up the charcoal and place the hot charcoal on a small plate in between the marinated chicken, pour a tsp of ghee and cover the bowl for a minute - I have used this technique and this was not mentioned in the original recipe and it’s optional. 
 Then the chicken can be grilled and further method can be followed as per the recipe. I personally have not visited the restaurant and tasted the original dish, but this recipe indeed very delicious and my family loved the dish... I have added the Garam Masala powder which was not mentioned in Sharma ji’s recipe. Also I have reduced the quantity of the chicken, hence changed the quantity of the other ingredients and have added the butter as per my requirement. The original recipe calls for around 100 grams plus butter. The method follows the same.. 

For Marinating the Chicken 
500 grams Chicken cut pieces 
1/2 cup of Hung Curd
1 tsp Ginger paste
1 1/2 tsp Garlic paste
1/2 to 1 tsp Chilli paste
Juice of 1 small size lime 
Salt to taste 
1/2 tsp Pepper Powder 
1/2 tsp Garam Masala powder 
1/2 tsp Kasuri Methi
1 tsp Cumin seed powder 
1 tbsp Amul Butter

Marinate the chicken pieces with all the above ingredients and keep the marinated chicken for 5 to 6 hours. We can use a hot burn charcoal to give a smoky flavour to the dish as mentioned in the description. 

To make the Butter Cream Chicken 
Marinated Chicken
1/2 cup of Hung Curd 
1/4 cup of Fresh Cream
1/2 tsp Chaat Masala
1 tbsp Butter for Grilling 
4 tbsp and more Melted Butter

Preheat the oven at 180 degrees celsius. Take a baking tray. Take the marinated chicken and place the chicken pieces on the baking tray. Rub 1/2 tbsp of butter on the chicken pieces and turn the chicken pieces. Grill the chicken pieces at 180 celsius for 15 minutes. Remove the baking tray, apply the remaining 1/2 tbsp butter on the chicken pieces and turn the chicken pieces and continue to grill the chicken pieces at 200 degrees celsius for 15 minutes. Once done, the chicken pieces are golden brown, remove the chicken pieces from the baking tray. For the gravy, take a pan, add the remaining marinated juices into the pan. Let the water of the marinated juices reduce a bit, add the chicken pieces and coat the chicken pieces with the marinated juices. Switch off the flame. Transfer the chicken pieces into a serving bowl, now take a bowl, add the hung curd and the cream into the bowl and mix the ingredients together. Sprinkle the Chaat masala. Pour the curd and the cream over the chicken. Mix the ingredients together. Now pour the melted butter over the chicken. The chicken is supposed to be drenched in butter... but I used less butter for health reasons... Serve this unique butter chicken with rumali roti, sliced onion and lime.

Sunday 25 June 2017

Aish El Saraya...

Eid Mubarak to all...
May you be blessed with joy, peace and happiness.

Aish El Saraya...
It means bread of the royal palace. It's a Lebanese dish. Aish El-Saraya is made on special occasions.
Sweet sugar syrup is drizzled over the toasted bread and covered with thick cream on top. It is garnished with chopped pistachios and rose petals. It is served chilled. 
With love from my kitchen....

For the Syrup
1/2 cup Sugar
1 tsp Lime juice
2 tsp Rosewater

Add sugar, lime juice and 1/2 cup water in a saucepan. Stir and let it cook on low heat until the sugar dissolves. Increase the heat and bring it to a boil and switch of the flame. Stir in rosewater. Cool for 10 minutes.

To make Aish El Saraya
8 slices White Bread,sides cut and toasted
1 1/2 cups of Milk
1/3 cup  Sugar
1 cup Fresh Cream
3 tbsp Cornflour
1 tsp Rosewater
Sugar Syrup
1/4 cup chopped Pistachios
Few dried Rose petals

Take a baking dish. Place 4 slices of toasted bread slices into the dish in a way that no gap should remain. Pour 1/2 of the syrup on the bread. Top with remaining bread. Drizzle with remaining syrup. Keep it aside. Add milk, cream, sugar and cornflour in a  sauce pan. Stir it till the cornflour has mixed well. Cook, stirring it constantly, until mixture boils and thickens. Switch of the flame. Stir in rosewater.Pour over the bread in the dish. Sprinkle with pistachio. Set aside to cool. Refrigerate until it sets. Serve.

Thursday 23 June 2016

Umm Ali .....

Umm Ali .....

Umm Ali, also called Om Ali, is a very popular sweet dish of Egypt. This dessert is a version of bread pudding from the West. It is made from freshly baked puff pastry. This dish can be made in various ways... This dish has a long history. Om Ali is named after Sultan Ezz El Din Aybak’s wife, back in the 13th century.  She made it for a victory celebration, and distributed it among the people of the land.

 Here I have made it with a healthy twist... I have used Cornflakes...this dish can be served as a sweet dish during Ramadan... 

2  cups Cornflakes 
1 cup Milk 
1 cup Amul cream 
6 tbsp or more Sugar 
1 tbsp Icing Sugar 
1 tsp Kewda or Vanilla essence 
1 cup mix Dry Fruits  (chopped Almond, Pistachio,Walnuts, Cashewnuts and Raisins)
1 tbsp Dessicated Coconut

Heat the milk in a pot, add the sugar and the essence into the milk. Bring it to boil. Keep it aside. Spread the Cornflakes in the baking dish. Pour the milk, after 10 minutes sprinkle half of the dry fruits. Warm up the cream and pour it on top. Sprinkle rest of the dry fruits, coconut and  icing sugar. Bake in preheated oven on 190 degree celcius for 15 minutes.

Saturday 21 May 2016

Oats and Mango Cookie Bowl Garnished with Cream of Mango

Oats and Mango Cookie Bowl Garnished with Cream of Mango...... 
This an experiment in my kitchen. Mango the king of fruits... can be made in any ways... In this dessert, the base is a mango and oats cookie and is fillied with cream of mango... I have used ripped dried mango to give this dish a tangy and sweet taste. Do try out... I am sure you will like it. 

For the Cookie Bowl 
1/4 cup Oats Powder
1/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour
5 tbsps Powder Sugar
1/4 tsp Baking powder
1 tbsp Aam Papad (Dried Ripe Mango)
2 tbsps Mango puree
2 tbsps Butter

In  a  bowl  take  butter and  sugar  and  beat it  well  until  smooth. Keep  it aside. In  another  bowl  mix whole wheat flour, oats powder and baking  powder.  Mix  the flours and 1 tbsp chopped aam papad in to the butter mixture,  slowly start stir mixing it.  Add  the mango puree and form a dough. Let  this  sit  for  20  minutes covered. Preheat  the  oven  to 190 degrees celcius. Roll the dough into thick sheet and placed the roll dough in a greased bowl, giving it a shape of a bowl. Bake  at  190 degrees celcius  for  15  to 20 minutes.  Take  it out  of  the  oven  and  cool  it  on  a  wire  rack. Unmould it. Place  the cookie bowl on a plate upside down. Bake it again for 5 minutes, turn and bake again for 5 minutes. Take it out and cool it completely before garnishing. 

For the Cream of Mango
1/4 cup Fresh cream
2 tbsp Sugar
1 tbsp of Aam papad chopped
2 tbsp Mango puree 

Garnish the cookie bowl just before serving. 
Beat the cream with the sugar. Add the Aam papad. Mix it. Pour the cream in the cookie bowl, garnish with mango puree and few pieces of Aam papad.