Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Bachelor Boy Series #3

Pan-fried Chicken
Easter is here. Like every other celebration everything else takes a backfoot except feasting. Most of us have this refrain running in our life: "Ever since i was a child and as far as i can remember i had this and this or that and that in my paternal/maternal house." And it's really sad when you don have your family around you and you're alone...coz your friends generally end up bonding with their families on these occasions. Sigh...the Bachelors. With a lump in your throat you look back on the memory of that rich spread on your table, drooling way too indecently for a decent chap :P But as we go by the idea of making the most of your state i have a fairly appetising chow before you which is super easy and so really tasty that my platter passed the Mom's Test :)

Post script: This was my humble Easter post. Easter's come and gone and all the mirth would've become beautiful frames now and the palaver penned into well-written memoirs....And here am I entering the scene unpardonably late...jus goes to show what responsibilities do to you...the kind which settle on you loud and stubborn...

Pan-fried Chicken

chicken-6 medium pieces (boneless or otherwise)
curd-3 tsp
soya sauce-1 tsp
ginger-garlic paste-2 or 21/2 tsp OR
fresh ginger-1/2" piece
fresh garlic- 8 small pods (vary as per the size)
pepper powder-1 tsp
coriander powder-1/2 tsp
salt-1/2 tsp
red wine-2 tbsp (optional)
water-1/2 cup
oil-1 tbsp

Wash the chicken. make a marinade of all the ingredients above except water and oil and allow the chicken to stand in marinade for a minimum of ten mins. An hour is desirable. transfer to a heavy bottomed pan and add the 1/2 cup water and turn on the flame high leaving it with the lid on. after ten mins take off the lid and let the chicken cook on medium flame. do not add more water as the chicken is sure to leave quite a bit. stir occasionally. as the water reduces (takes about twenty mins) keep a closer look to avoid the pieces sticking to the pan. take another frying pan and add the oil and heat. add the chicken pieces. turn them in and out for as little as three-four mins on medium flame. serve hot and enjoy!



14 comments:

Shabs said...

Hey Thoma , been missing for a while now , so good to see you back :).

this designer cooks said...

You are back! The chicken looks delicious!

Plateful said...

Hey hey Thoma, it's wonderful to hear from you!! Silence don't suit you girl--or rather, we don't like your silence. Speak up so we can hear you always...:)

schmetterlingwords said...

Wow... the chicken has fried to the right consistency!! However late, your post would be definitely useful to the bachelors... Chicken fry will indeed be an all time favourite :-)

anthony stemke said...

Nice dish. Like the marinade.

Indu said...

Hi, I am have been trying to comment since morning. Like the ingredients you have used, especially the curd and wine. Will definitely try this out.

An Open Book said...

as long as it is not deep fried..im all game..

G Mathew George said...

Good one sista!

Suja said...

Pan fried chicken looks delicious,loved the marinade..will surely give this a try.

Malar Gandhi said...

Chicken - count me in.. my all time fav' food. This recipe sounds delicious.

Mehjabeen Arif said...

Looks too good.. Spicy one :)

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Lisa said...

Tried this chic and it was really good sista....we are still licking our lips and finger tips ! So easy and yummy, love recipes like that...

kitchenmorph said...

sis: thank you sista....i've convinced bro to try this too!! great you liked it!

Bergamot said...

Nice recipe, the chicken looks delicious