10 Tasty Chicken Recipes you must try!

I am gonna keep the introduction as short as possible today. why? Because I am excited as hell!

It’s my first round-up post with list of delicious 10 style chicken recipes. This is a simple yet interesting mix – from tender chicken in tangy rice to kebabs to Bengali stew! If you are a chicken lover, you will adore this. wink

If not, this is my earnest try to make you fall for it. Amen.

(CLICK ON EACH RECIPE TITLE TO OPEN THE COMPLETE BLOG POST)

1. MY MOTHER’S ONE POT CHICKEN PULAO (TRADITIONAL INDIAN PULAO/PULAV RECIPE)

Why is it special you ask?
☆ Its an one-pot meal – so no extra cleaning & slogging in kitchen!.
Not only can it be made in a Branded One-Pot meal maker, Rice cooker, Pressure cooker, Handi…it can also be made in a wok/kadai or Pan.
☆ Its quick. yes!
☆ It’s delicious. Period.
☆ It’s extremely filling. Even if you dont make a side dish or get your salads ready..your tummy will be a happy tummy!
☆ It’s got basic ingredients that’s easily available.
☆ versatility is a word I adore. This is versatile..Not only in terms of how its served but how it can be made ~ Swapping an ingredient or two, adding 3 more, minus 1 here or there is all common But you can even alter the sequence of a step of making or two. It wont matter much!
☆ Don’t think these one-pot meals are for work days..this can be just as Posh and apt for those fancy dinner parties. All you need is a decent plating skill!
(Shh..If I can plate, so can you! trust me!)
How about taking a look now….

one pot easy Chicken pulao

One pot chicken pulao

 Ingredient list :

♡ Chicken (With bones), 500gm
♡ Basmati rice (soaked for at least half an hour), 2- 2.5 cups
♡ onions (finely sliced), 1 big & 1 small
♡ Tomatoes (chopped small), 1 big or 2 small pieces
♡ Curd or yogurt, 1/4 cup or 3 big tablespoon
♡ ginger garlic paste- 1 big tablespoon
♡ Green chilies (chopped fine), 1 or to taste
♡ Salt, to taste
♡ Red chili powder/Kashmiri chilli powder, 2 teaspoon or to taste
♡ coriander powder, 1- 1.5 teaspoon
♡ Garam Masala powder, 3/4th teaspoon
♡ Whole garam masala
(Cinnamon- 1″ stick,
Green Cardamom – 1 or 2,
Cloves – 1 or 2,
Nutmeg, a small piece)
♡ 1/4 cup oil + 1/4 cup ghee
♡water, as required
♡ chopped green & red chilies for garnishing (optional)

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2. Chicken Kebabs (made in the oven)

Another Indian/Turkish classic that people drool over. The best part about this is it’s made in an oven rather than the tandoor/mud oven.

chicken kebab(Piece of cerebrum chicken round up)
All you need are :

  • Chicken breast – 1 lb, cut into chunky bite sized pieces
  • Almonds, blanched and skinned – 1/2 Cup (I used store bought slivered almonds)
  • Greek Yogurt/Hung Curd – 1/2 Cup
  • Ginger – 1 inch, peeled
  • Garlic – 3 to 4 fat cloves
  • Harissa Powder – 1 tsp (can be substituted with red chili powder)
  • Black pepper, freshly cracked – 1 tsp + 1/2 tsp to season the chicken pieces
  • Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Few squeezes of lemon juice
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

That’s it! When are you trying this then? (Click on the title to go to recipe site)

3. Shorshe Murgi: Indian Chicken Curry With Mustard Paste 

If you are a bengali, you must be drooling – Mustard & bengalis have a bond! If you aint, trust me and add some mustard in your palate now! The usual mustard fish is ditched by the chef at Hamaree Rasoi here for chicken.Shorshe Murgi: Indian Chicken Curry With Mustard Paste

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Egg Masala Gravy Recipe – Indian restaurant style

“A day without argument is like an egg without salt” – Angela Carter

Angela Carter was an English novelist and journalist, known for her feminist, magical realism and picaresque works (who’s up for adventures of a rogue hero??) If a renowned writer like herself thinks an egg can be a part of literature, you better agree!

There are three two kind of people on this planet – One who likes/loves/is obsessed with eggs and Two,dislikes/hates/ignores eggs.

I fall somewhere between them…neither will I die without a boiled egg for breakfast nor will I order a sunny side up in some fancy restaurant (just because it’s cooked to Gordan Ramsay like perfection there!)

Of course, I like my egg pasta, egg-y pudding, eggs in cake, frittata and eggs in curries & gravies. I also have a fair number of boiled eggs or omelette per month though! Among others , One egg recipe I absolutely love is the “Egg Masala Gravy”.

Now, it’s so common and has endless variants (just like any other Classic recipes) but the general ingredients and texture remains same. We make it at home every other week and I have had it in more than two eateries/restaurant.

It is delicious. Period.

EGG MASALA GRAVY - RESTAURANT STYLE!

Fast & Simple recipes can be yummy too!

It needs no other definition. The richness, especially those that’s served in restaurants/hotels, the smooth texture, the colour, the flavours of all those spices is to die for…………If all the above was not enough, understand that this is another fast  & simple recipe. Fast recipes are like my niche now!

Check a lot more interesting FAST & SIMPLE recipes/dish here.

Like I have already mentioned above, its very versatile. You can make ir on week days where you barely have time after work or even on weekends parties or special lunch, be it holiday meals, get togethers, puja/festivals, dinner invites etc.

I have made it today proper “restaurant style” – made from scratch, styled, served and photographed in a very restaurant-ish way! (Restaurant-ish is my new creation, eh!)

Egg Masala Gravy - restaurant style

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Vegetable Stir-fry with a twist~Leftover mashed potato crispy balls

I am quite excited about this post. The sole reason being, this is my first ever stir fry post + a twist to go with it.
I dedicate this to all those passionate wok(kadai) lovers and lovely cooks. This new group I am member of on facebook is super cool.
There’s so much I learn everyday, so much inspiration,the passion & practice is unbelievably great!
I would take this chance to thank them all – Audrey, Bob, Grace, David, kevin and everyone else there! A big big thank you guys!!

Now to food, the main love. Stir fry is much loved in my family, especially my parents. They enjoy a good seasoned stir fry with almost every dish.
But that’s not it.

What do you do when you have leftover mashed potatoes?
Do you have them bland just like that??

I make a family favourite stir fry! With crispy balls of mashed potato. Its simple, quick, fresh, healthier (especially if you own an air-frier or oven), tasty & flavourful! What more do you need, eh?

Please note, Mashed potato in my world is not the one with butter, milk/milk solids or extra starch.
We call it aloo bhaaté and is boiled potatoes,peeled and mashed with little oil,salt & green chillies to taste.
Both kinds of mashed potato work fine for my recipe.

Here,take a look at what you are in for ~

Vegetable stir fry with a twist - Leftover mashed potato crispy balls

The colourful riot of flavours awaits you..let’s get started !

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Vanilla cookies/Tea Cake on a skillet/Pan (No bake/No Oven) Recipe

Have you ever had those days where you crave a cookie or those chewy sweet bites but the oven is down?
What do you do then?

I act over-smart! Yes!
I make a cookie dough quick & simple and cooked them on my non-stick pan or iron skillet.
How cool is that?

Its so easy and fast that it may beat the Easiest Cake in the world with Milk frosting anyday!

Easiest cake in the world with easy milk chocolate frosting -Microwave oven & gas top pressure cooker methodWhich by the way can be made in an microwave oven as well as in a no oven method on gas top/stove. That’s Simple, quick & delicious !

But the bites are so subtly sweet & yum that you will never believe its NOT BAKED! Its cooked on a pan!
And just as drool worthy..

Easy fast Vanilla cookie/tea cake on a skillet/pan/wok - no bake,no oven,no added colour

These goes perfectly with tea or Homemade esspresso coffee or just as a regular snack now & then. I served these on a plate on top of crumbled kitchen towel, generous sprinkling of sugar and dry fruits & ginger green tea.

I will be making a dough very similar to one of the easiest biscuit/cookie dough ever. I guess pretty much anyone who has ever thought of making a cookie,has come across the Simple cookie dough recipe by Martha Stewart. Just a few tips & tricks that help is added by me at last (a result of very many failures at making tea cakes in many ways!) Scroll down to know more.

This easy breezy recipe needs the basic few ingredients we mostly find in our kitchen, just about 15 minutes or less to prep, another 5-10 minutes to cook. All you need is a mixing bowl, a spoon or whisk and a pan/skillet or even a flat bottomed wok.
So,here lets get started..

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