The other day I was wondering… ‘Am I blogging what I cook?’ or ‘Am I cooking for blogging?’
I guess this question arises, in almost every food blogger.
My hubs started complaining. I don’t deny that he is the one behind my blog with constant encouragement, my best critic and adviser. But at times when lunch or dinner is ready, and I jump upstairs with my dishes and props, saying “Just a min hon, I will be just right back, I need to take a picture”, he gets upset. He says you are cooking just because of blogging. Hmm… well… what can I say?
My last post was 6 days back, and every day I was thinking about something special to cook so that I can post again. Does every one have the question “What to post next?” hovering in your mind all time? or is it just me?
Coming to the recipe, when I went grocery shopping the other day to buy chicken, I had some other recipe in mind. But I could’nt get all the ingredients. So I made this simple Chicken Korma my grandma used to make when we were kids.
What you need:
Chicken : 1 Kg, cut into bite sized pieces
Onion : 1 big, finely chopped
Jeera: 1 tsp
Curry leaves : a few
Ginger garlic paste : 2 Tbsp
Green chillies : 3 or 4, slit lengthwise
Lime juice : 1 Tbsp
Red Chilli powder : 2 tsp
Turmeric : 1/2 tsp
Salt : to taste
Water / Chicken Stock : 1 cup
Cloves: 8 to 10
Cinnamon: 2 inch piece
Coriander seeds: 3 Tbsp
Cardamom seeds: 1 tsp
Roast and grind to fine powder
Poppy seeds: 3 Tbsp, soaked in warm water for 1 hour
Coconut: 1/2 cup, grated
- Heat oil in a wide thick bottomed pan.
- Add Jeera and curry leaves.
- Add onions and fry till the sides turn brown.
- Add green chillies and ginger garlic paste. Fry for 3 to 4 mins.
- Add turmeric and red chilli powder. Fry for 2 more mins.
- Add poppy seeds and coconut paste. Fry till it emits nice aroma.
- Add the prepared masala powder. Mix well.
- Stir in salt.
- Add the chicken pieces. Cook on high without lid, till chicken pieces turn white.
- Add 1 cup of water or chicken stock. Cover and reduce heat to low.
- Cook for around 15 to 20 mins, or till done.
- Add lemon juice and adjust salt.
- Serve hot with Steamed Rice or Dosa or Garelu/Vada.