Showing posts with label Chicken Recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chicken Recipes. Show all posts

Jun 27, 2013

Chicken Haryali

If you are in good mood for good food, then don't miss this recipe Chicken Haryali. This is one kebab recipe that I am always eager to eat.  Marinated chicken is slowly cooked until it is crisp and tender. It is very moist and juicy when it fresh from oven. 

Traditionally, chicken drumsticks are threaded in skewers and slow cooked in hot clay oven. But you can prepare this dish easily in a oven. Its very inviting and scrumptious recipe. Don't miss trying out this luscious dish!!


4 Chicken Drumsticks

For marinade
1 cup Hung yogurt
2 tsp Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Ginger- Garlic paste
1 tsp Cumin powder
1/2 tsp pepper powder
1 tsp Lemon Juice
1 tsp Oil


  • In a large mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients listed under marinade. Apply marinade mixture all over chicken drumsticks and refrigerate for at least 2 hours
  • Preheat oven to 200 degree C
  • Place marinated chicken drumsticks in a baking tray and close it with a lid. Cook for 30 minutes 
  • After chicken has cooked, place chicken drumsticks on the grill rack and turn heat up to 300 degree C. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes until it is brown and crisp
  • Serve hot with lemon wedges and onion slices. Sprinkle some chat masala to add more flavors

Jun 17, 2013

Lemon Chili Kebab

Kebabs  are trademark recipes of my brother Nagdev and he is supposed to be master chef in my family. This recipe- Lemon chili kebab is a new addition to his signature recipes of kebabs. 

I have always cherished kebab recipes, and this recipe in particular is completely different form other recipes, because of lemon flavor which overpowers other ingredients. It is zesty, toothsome and a delicious appetizer. Meat lovers will truely fall in love with this recipe.


For kebab
250 gms Chicken breasts, cut into strips
1/2 tsp of Ginger- Garlic paste
1/2 cup Corn flour
1 egg beaten
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp Chili powder
1/4 tsp pepper powder
1/2 lemon
Oil for deep frying

For seasoning
4 tsp oil
1 tsp ginger juliennes
1 tsp garlic minced
3 green chilies, cut lengthwise
1 sprig of curry leaves
Juice of 1 lemon


  • In a large mixing bowl, mix ginger-garlic paste, corn flour, salt, juice of half lemon, chili powder and pepper powder. Add beaten egg and mix well
  • Heat oil for deep frying
  • Dip chicken strips in batter and gently leave it in oil. Fry until it turns brown. Drain excess oil using absorbent paper
  • In wok, heat oil, add ginger, garlic, green chilies and curry leaves. Fry until it is crisp
  • In high heat, add fried chicken strips, pinch of pepper  and lemon juice. Stir constantly for 2-3 minutes
  • Serve hot with onion rings and lemon wedges 

Garlic Pepper Chicken

Garlic Pepper Chicken  is a trademark recipe of my dad and I want to honor my dad on occasion of Father's Day by dedicating this recipe on Shruchi's Kitchen. At home,  its a family tradition to make this recipe at least once a month. It is my favorite chicken recipes of all, and would love to eat it with just steamed rice. 

My dad's favorite ingredients are garlic and pepper; and infusion of these two ingredients brings out magnificent flavors in this recipe. I am always first in line whenever my dad cooks at home and I have admired my dad's  style of cooking; that's one of the reason why I started Shruchi Kitchen.


500 gms Chicken
1 Pod of Garlic, peeled and crushed
4 Green chilies, finely chopped
4-6 sprigs of Cilantro, finely chopped
2 medium sized Onions, thinly sliced
1 tsp Black peeper powder
1 cup Water
4 tsp Oil


  • In a large pot, heat oil, add garlic , chilies, cilantro and onions. Fry until onions turns transparent

  • Add Chicken and pepper powder. Cook for 15 minutes and cover the pot

  • Add  water and adjust salt as per taste. Cook for another 20 minutes in medium heat

  • Turn off heat. Serve hot with steamed rice

Jun 13, 2013

Chettinad Chicken Curry

Chettinad is a region from southern state, TamilNadu in India which is acclaimed for Chettinad cuisine. The Chettinad cuisine is known for one the oldest and traditional cuisines in southern India. Now a days many restaurants include Chettinad recipes in their menu and the most popular recipe is chicken Chettinad. The specialty of this recipe is, masalas are made freshly from  herbs and spices.

I wanted to make spicy and meaty gravy for Idli which is my husband favorite combo. So I decided to make this recipe. This cuisine is known for its authenticy and most of the dishes are peppery which has a very strong taste. In order to make the masala, I gathered different kinds of spices like, cinnamon, cloves, mace, fennel, cumin seeds, pepper, red chilies, and coriander seeds.  A perfect blend of these spices gives it distinct aroma and a  sharp taste.


500gms of Chicken, with bones
10- 12 Pear Onions (sambar onions), thinly sliced
2 Large tomatoes, diced
4 cloves of Garlic
1 piece of Ginger
1 cup Coconut milk
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1 sprig of Curry leaves
3-4 sprig of Cilantro, finely chopped
5 tsp Oil

For the spice mix
2 tsp coriander seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp fennel seeds
4 red chilies
1 tsp pepper 
1 stick Cinnamon
2 Cloves
1 Cardamom
1 large piece of Mace


  • Dry roast all the ingredients listed under spice mix. Cool it and grind it to powder

  • Make a paste of ginger, garlic and cilantro

  • In a large pot, heat oil, add ginger-garlic-chili paste. Saute for few seconds and then add onions and curry leaves. Fry until it turns transparent

  • Add tomatoes and turmeric powder. Saute until tomatoes are cooked

  • Next, add ground spice powder and chicken. Mix well and cook for 10 to 15 minutes

  • When chicken is half way done, adjust salt as per taste. Add coconut milk and cook for 15 to 20 minutes

  • Add cilantro and serve hot

May 13, 2013

"Hara- Bhara" Chicken Pulav

"Hara- Bhara" Chicken Pulav is a simple and straight forward recipe cooked with a cumulation of chicken, aromatic spices and rice. 

At home, our Sunday lunch is not complete with a non-vegetarian meal and "Chicken Pulav" is on our top ten list. My husband says that he cannot end Sunday without having "Chicken Biryani" or "Chicken Pulav" and long nap after lunch.

I have tried different variations of Chicken Pulav to please my husband because he is my toughest critic. The recipe below is called as "hara-bhara" chicken pulav because I have used lot of greens like green chilies, a big bunch of Pudina , some coriander leaves and Key limes.


1 kg Chicken, Cut on joints
3  cups Basmati Rice
3 Bay leaves
4 Cloves
4 Cardamom
1 stick of Cinnamon
2 Star Anise
1 Onion, cut length wise
4 cloves of Garlic
1 small piece of Ginger
6 Green Chilies
Big bunch of Pudina |mint
Small bunch of Cilantro
6 tsp Oil
3 Cups of water

 For marinade-
1/2 cup Yogurt
1/2 tsp Red chili powder
1/2 tsp Pepper powder
1/2 Lime
1/2 tsp Salt


  • In a large bowl, marinade chicken with yogurt, red chili powder, pepper powder, juice of 1/2 lime and salt. Refrigerate for 1/2 hour

  • Using a blender make a coarse paste of ginger, garlic and green chilies
  • Again using a blender, maka coarse paste of Mint|pudina and Cilantro. Add very little water if required
  • In a pot, heat a tsp of oil or ghee and add washed basmati rice. Fry in medium flame for 5 minutes until rice grains separates out. Keep it aside

  • In a pressure cooker, heat oil, add bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, start anise and ginger-garlic-chili paste. Saute for few seconds

  • Add onions and fry until it turns transparent

  • Add marinated chicken

  • Add mint-cilantro paste  and cook for 5 to 10 minutes

  • Add rice and adjust salt as per taste. and Add water and stir well

  • Cook in medium heat setting for 1 to 2 whistles

  • After cooker has cooled serve it with raita, lemon wedges or onion slices

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May 1, 2013

Chicken Nugget in Desi Style

"Chicken Nugget in Desi Style" is made from minced chicken breasts along with extremely flavorful condiments like ginger, garlic, pepper, garam masala and ajinomoto. Its an exquisite appetizer!!


250 gms Boneless Chicken, minced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 small piece Ginger, minced
1/2 tsp Red Chili powder
1/2 tsp Black pepper powder
1/4 tsp Ajinomoto
Oil for deep frying

For batter--
1 Egg, beaten
1/2 cup Flour
1/2 cup Breadcrumbs


  • In a Mixing bowl, mix chicken with ginger, garlic, red chili powder, black pepper powder, ajinomoto and adjust salt as per taste
  • Divide chicken into equal portions. Take each portion and roll it into balls or cylinders. Refrigerate for 30 minutes
  • Coat refrigerated chicken balls in flour and dip it in beaten eggs. And then coat it with breadcrumbs
  • In a heavy bottom vessel, heat oil for deep frying, gently drop chicken in oil. Fry evenly in medium-low heat setting because breadcrumbs burns fast
  • Drain excess oil using absorbent paper
  • Serve with tomato ketchup

  • Since chili powder and pepper is used, it is dark in color. If you don't eat spicy food, then you can eliminate chili powder

Nagdev's Chilly Delight

A party appetizer with magnificent flavors.  This is a popular recipe in my family and also a crowd pleasing appetizer. 


500 gms chicken (with bone or boneless)
1/2 tsp Red Chili Flakes
1/2 tsp Pepper powder
2 sprigs of Curry leaves
2 sprigs of Coriander Leaves
2 sprigs of Mint | Pudina
4 cloves of Garlic, chopped
1 small piece of Ginger, chopped
1 Bell pepper, cut lengthwise
4 tsp Tomato ketchup
6 tsp Oil, divided


  • Marinade chicken with 3 tsp oil, ginger, garlic, pepper powder, chili flakes, coriander, and mint leaves. Refrigerate for 30 minutes
  • In a heavy bottom vessel, heat 3 tsp oil, add marinated chicken. Cook in medium-low heat setting for 20 minutes until chicken is completely cooked
  • Add bell pepper, tomato ketchup and adjust salt as per taste. In high heat setting fry chicken constantly
  • Serve hot. Garnish with coriander leaves if required

Apr 20, 2013

Chicken Biryani in Chennai Style

"Chicken Biryani" is an unrivaled recipe. I call "Chicken Biryani" as an entertaining recipe. Typically there are different kinds of biryani recipes across different regions and there are different variations in preparation.

Chicken biryani in Chennai style is a one pot recipe. I have used pressure cooker to make this dish. Though the recipe is simple, it has bold flavors from aromatics and fresh herbs. 


500 gms Chicken, cut on joints
2 Bay Leaf
2 sticks of Cinnamon
4 Cardamon
4 Cloves
1 tsp Fennel seeds
5 cloves of Garlic, minced
1 small piece of Ginger, minced
4 Green chilis, cut lenthwise
1 Onion, chopped lengthwise
1 Tomato, diced
6-10 sprigs of Mint | Pudina, leaves roughly chopped
1 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp Red chili powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
2 cups Basmati Rice | Sonamasoori Rice
1/2 Lemon
5 tsp Oil


  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, fennel seeds, ginger garlic, green chilies. Saute for a minute
  • Add Onions and fry until it turns transparent
  • Add mint, tomato, coriander powder, red chili powder, and turmeric powder. Fry for 2-5 minutes

  • Add chicken and mix well. Fry until chicken is partially cooked  for about 10 minutes (if thigh portion is used, fry for another 5 to 10 minutes more. Because it takes more time to cook)

  • Add basmati rice (washed twice in cold water) , 3 cups of water and adjust salt as per taste

  • Finally add juice of half a lemon
  • pressure cook for 3 whistles
  • serve hot with raita

  •  If you are using rice cooker, then follow steps from 1 to 4. In 4th step, cook meat completely before proceeding with remaining steps

Apr 17, 2013

Chicken Satay

"Chicken Satay" is a popular recipe of Thai - Cuisine / Malaysian Cuisine. Whenever I go to a Thai restaurant, this is one appetizer that I always order. 

It is prepared using chicken marinated using fresh herbs like lemon grass, ginger, garlic and a variety of sauces. Stay can also be prepared using lamb, beef or pork. But "Chicken Satay" is more crowd pleasing appetizer than any other meat satay.

The recipe and ingredients is simple and easy to follow.


1 lb Chicken Breasts, cut into strips (about 8 nos)
8 Skewers
4 Cloves Garlic, minced
1 inch Ginger, minced
2 Green Onion, minced
1/2 tsp Coriander powder
1/4 tsp Cumin powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp dark Soy Sauce
2 tsp Fish Sauce
1/2 Lemon


  • Soak skewers in water for 45 minutes

  • Crush minced ginger, garlic and green onions together

  • Add coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, soy sauce, fish sauce, juice of half lemon and adjust salt as per taste. Mix well

  • Pour the sauce mix over chicken breast and coat it evenly 

  • Refrigerate for 1 hour
  • Now thread marinated chicken breasts using skewers
  • Place the skewers on a preheated grill or a griddle

  • Roast them even on both the sides. Together it takes about 15 to 20 minutes. Smear oil   if required
  • Serve hot with grilled vegetables or peanut sauce
Tips --
  • One of the main ingredient of Chicken satay is lemon grass. Due to non availability of lemon grass, I have used green onions and lemon juice. 
  •  For Curry powder, I have used coriander powder, cumin powder and turmeric
  • To increase level of spiciness, either green chili paste or red chili flakes can be added to this recipe

Apr 12, 2013

Pudina Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry made with fresh mint and conglomeration of different spices. 


1 Cornish hen | broiler chicken, cut into bite size pieces
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
1 Onion,  chopped lengthwise
1 Cup Yogurt
4 tsp Oil

 For the masala
1 tsp Fennel seeds
1 Onion, diced
1 Tomato, diced
1 large bunch of Mint | Pudina
6 Green Chilies
3-4 cloves of Garlic
1 small piece of Ginger


         For the masala -
  •  Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan, add fennel seeds, ginger, garlic and green chilies. Saute for a minute. Add Onions and fry until it turns transparent

  • Add pudina and tomatoes. Saute for 5 minutes

  • After it has cooled, puree it 
  • In a heavy bottom vessel, heat 2 tsp of oil, add turmeric powder, cumin powder, onions and Chicken. Fry for 2 minutes

  • Add the puree and coriander powder. Cook for 10 minutes

  • Add yogurt and adjust salt as per taste. Cook for another 15 minutes until gravy thickens

  • Serve hot with rice, chapathi or naan

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