Friday Lunch Order.

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Hello everybody.

Though I try not to take orders Friday but this one I couldn’t say no to cause it’s from a special old friend to her family.

Thank God though order was a bit variant but all went smoothly and was done on time.

I made

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wp-1461935400234.jpg dessert was simple basic cake , always a favorite to many people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicken Tikka Masala and Chocolate Cake.

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Hello everybody.

Today’s order is for a crowd, three portions of chicken tikka masala and rice for a group of employees during lunch break.

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Dessert was a beautiful freshly baked chocolate cake with syrup on top, green ornament to match the company’s logo shape and color.

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Hope they’ll like it.

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Chicken with Chili Coriander Garlic Sauce.

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Hello everybody.

This morning I realized that I haven’t cooked in a week now, loved the break but guess it’s time to make a good fulfilling dish today.

Happens that I have some cute baby chicken I bought from Centro Stores that I think would be perfect with the sauce I saw Chef Deema Hijjawi make yesterday in the morning show, she did it with chicken breasts though.

Ingredients of sauce:

 

  • 1 big chopped onion.
  • 3 cloves garlic.
  • 1 bunch of fresh coriander.
  • 1 tsp of cumin,coriander,chili,salt,pepper and all spice.
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste.
  • 1 cup yogurt.
  • some olive oil.
  • Blend all these in food processor then rub all over and inside chicken.
  • bake for 1 1/2 hour in low heat uncovered then roast till golden.
  • Serve with roasted potatoes or rice.

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Chicken Curry.

Hello everybody.

What a relief when your kids ask for a specific dish, wow big burden is off your shoulders.

My son requested chicken curry for his friends last night so I made a big pan to take over for them, I just feel so happy to feed a bunch of boys whose parents are away.
Well mission done and all packed to go with some chocolate pudding from yesterday as well.

ingredients and method:
* 1 cubed boneless chicken.
* cubed carrots, potatoes, chopped peppers and sliced mushrooms.
* 1 chopped onion and 2 cloves garlic.
* 1 tablespoon cornflour dissolved in 1 cup of milk OR coconut milk.

* chicken broth or water with 1 cube maggi ( 5-6 cups).
* salt, pepper, all spice and 2 big spoons curry powder.

* marinate chicken in some of spices and curry for 1/2 hour.
* heat some oil and saute chicken till tender.
* add onions and garlic.
* add potatoes, carrots and peas, mix all till a bit done.
* add rest of spices.
* add peppers and mushrooms.
* add milk and cornflour.
* add broth or water, boil and simmer for 40-50 minutes.
* serve with plain white rice.

Enjoy ♡

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Chicken Tikka Masala.

Hello everybody.

Love this dish, full of spices and different from everyday tastes, prepared all ingredients early morning and quickly cooked it when my tiny guest left home.

Chicken tikka masala and Indian rice was our lunch today.

 

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Chicken Tikka Masala and Indian Rice.

Hello everybody.
Back to cold and gloomy weather, plan was to plant and arrange the garden today but clouds and eastern crisp wind aren’t encouraging at all.

Lunch was chicken tikka masala, same recipe is always make, but this time I did Indian rice on the side, though one ingredient is missing ‘ mustard seeds ‘ and original recipe contains cumin seeds not powder, but result was superb, light and aromatic and goes well with the chicken.
Ingredients and method :
* 2 cups rice ( I used basmati)
* cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks.

*1 tsp salt.
* small chopped onion.
* 2 cloves garlic.
* ghee or oil.
* 1 tsp mustard seeds.
* 1 tsp cumin seeds.
* 1 tsp turmeric powder.
* 1 tsp chili flakes.

* boil washed rice with lots of water and the cardamom pods and cinnamon till it’s done.

* when done pour in sieve and wash, remove pods and sticks.
* in the same pan heat oil then sauté mustard seeds, cumin seeds, turmeric and chili till seeds start to pop.
* add onions and garlic and saute till done.
* add the rice and mix all well then leave for few minutes to heat all over.

* serve with tikka or kebabs.

 

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Chicken Tikka Masala.

Hello everybody.

No escape from cooking today I guess,though I was confused what to do after grocery shopping,I bought many vegetables and stuff so I have many options.

After family discussions I decided to do this recipe sent to me by my friend’s niece Hanin whom I saw the other day and everybody in her family recommended it, so chicken masala it is,since I have all ingredients which is the most important thing,sometimes I do cancel the whole dish cause one ingredient is missing,don’t  you?

This is an Indian recipe of course,most Indian food is usually hot and spicy,well today I made it medium so that all can eat with comfort,it turned out very delicious and easy.

Ingredients and method:

* 2 large chicken breasts ( original recipe says thighs but nobody in my family loves them,but breasts were good also),cut to big chunks.

* marinate for chicken:

* 1 cup yogurt.

* ginger garlic paste ( 1 tablespoon fresh ginger with 3 cloves garlic pressed or finely chopped together)

* 1 tsp salt.

* 1/2 tsp pepper.

* marinate chicken for at least 30 minutes or overnight if you can.

*Sauce:

* 2 tablespoons olive oil.

* 2 tablespoons butter.

*1/3 cup ginger garlic paste.

* 2 hot peppers (didn’t have any so I used hot dried chili )

* 2 tablespoons tomato paste.

* 1 tablespoons gram masala spices ( Indian spices bought ready or homemade by mixing special spices including : 2 tablespoons cumin seeds,2 tablespoons coriander seeds,1 tsp pepper seeds,2 tsp cardamon seeds,1 tsp cloves,1 tsp fennel seeds,1 cinnamon stick,3 bay leaves,1/2 tsp fenugreek (حلبه) ,pinch of nutmeg. you roast all seeds except nutmeg very well then grind then to fine powder and add nutmeg)

* 2 tsp paprika.

* 8 small tomatoes or canned diced tomatoes.

* 1 1/2 tsp salt.

* 1-2 cups water.

* 1/2 cup heavy cream.

* minced fresh cilantro for garnish.

* cooked rice or naan bread for serving.

* making sauce and cooking:

 

* heat oil and butter then add ginger garlic paste and stir,then add hot peppers.

* add tomato paste and cook till brownish then add masala,paprika and saute for 3 minutes.

* add tomatoes,saltand water and simmer till sauce is thickened,you may need more water if it dries.

* meanwhile grill the chicken in some hot oil,try to shake excess marinate .

* cook till golden  on all sides.

* now blend the sauce with hand mixer or blender.

* add chicken pieces to sauce and leave to simmer for 10 minutes.

* add cream and stir then at the end add chopped coriander.

* serve with rice or bread.

Very tasty savory dish,not a piece left ,thank you dear Hanin,now it’s officially Hanin’s Chicken in my cook book :)

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