Tuesday, April 16, 2013

No Worry!

I love to cook but only when I want to. :D

You ask me to cook and I will surely make faces. But if I feel like cooking then get ready for a kind of treat that’s no less than an extravaganza. I have this inherent thing in me to cook for the people I love but that mode of mood gets active not very occasionally.

But thanks to a very dear friend of mine, this love-hate relationship with cooking reached all time high level of pure love in last couple of months. I experimented quite a lot and tried cooking several new dishes that includes my favorite Cheese Cakes too. Either I got the recipes from the food groups on FB or it was my friend dictating me his recipes over the phone.

Cooking for me is an act that holds so many memories. While the dish boils, rumbles, and simmers and arousing the taste-buds as the aroma spreads around, I am done with pinning so many memories on the dashboard of my heart. There is a naughty kind of magic in it when the aroma fills the whole house and my li’l brother and sis keep hovering around for stealing a chance to have a spoonful of it. My dad while shifting between sports, news, and Hindi Movie channels that telecast Amitabh Bacchan’s movies howls every now and then saying “aar kotokhon” meaning how long I have to wait more. But that ‘Aha’ moment when your loved ones and in my case it is mostly my dad gives me the biggest grins ever- takes the cake away. Pure bliss it is. Isn’t it?

And here comes my mom who straight away declares that the credit for such a stupendous dish solely goes to her as she is the one who arranged everything. In between my father quips that since the succulent chicken/mutton is his buy so the credit goes to him as well. My bro never loves to be stayed behind and so he jumps in too to take the credit for getting the missing spices and other ingredient from the market. Ok and now my sister yells that as she did not cook herself that day and hence gave me the opportunity to cook, so she needs to be credited as well. Hearing all this, I do nothing other than rolling my eyes and smiling ear to ear.

Ohkay! Too much of talking. Now it is time to cook. And today's recipe is by my friend but mind  the credit goes to me as well as he got the idea of it while talking to me. :D And I dared to tweak it a bit too by adding potatoes to it. :P


1. Take 500 gms Chicken. Wash it thoroughly so that it doesn't have any bit of redness of blood left in it simply because it devours the taste.

2. Now prepare the marinade with:

4 tbsp of hung curd, 4tbsp of oil, paste of golden-brown fried rings of 3 onions, 1 tbsp of Cumin paste, 1 Tbsp of Ginger and Garlic paste, 1 tbsp of coriander powder, 1 tbsp of red chilli powder, 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder, a little salt just enough for the chicken..., 1/4 tsp of kasoori methi, 1 tsp of Garam Masala.

3. Mix the marinade with Chicken and keep it in refrigerator for 2 hours.

4. In a cooking vessel take 6 tbsp of oil and lightly fry 4 potatoes cut in half. Once done take them out and keep aside.

5. Heat some more oil and throw in Black pepper and thin strands of half inch of ginger to give a gingery taste to the oil.

6. Add 1 tsp of sugar and as soon as sugar turns into caramelly red add onion rings of 1 small onion. Fry it till it starts releasing water.

7. Now add the marinated chicken one by one and stir it well. Once done pour in the left over marinade and fry till it starts releasing oil. Do not over fry it otherwise the coriander powder and curd will become grainy.

8. Add water and salt according to taste and close the lid of cooking vessel. Boil for about 20 minutes. And yes! Don't forget to drop in the lightly fried halved potatoes as well.

9. Voila! It’s done. Now it is time to take out the best crockery out of that shelf. Garnish your dish and decorate the table.

10. Finally invite all the hunger driven family members.

11. While they are seated with plates in their hand and a tongue that has gone almost dry salivating. Click number of pictures of the sexy succulent chicken dish in every possible angle so as to showcase it on FB and Blogs.

12. Okay it’s not good to take in so much of wrath of your loved ones. Hence serve it with   plain Basmati Rice. :)

Okay! But what this dish is called? It’s called ‘No worry Chicken Curry’- all due to its easiness and simplicity. And mind you the credit for naming the dish with such an awesome name goes solely to Yours Truly.

Do give it a try. You would be amazed by its sheer easiness coupled with superior taste. Trust me! I can vouch for it.

And what a feeling it is to complete the N post with No worry and Chicken Curry. See I am smiling ear to ear again. Yay!!!! :D

Oops! I almost forgot to add the pic.

So here comes my No Worry Chicken Curry. *Drumrolls*