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post #21 of 24
I have a great Indian-spiced chicken dish if you aren't a veggie, LaLa. Let me know and I"ll post it-its really easy and your whoe house smells awesome when you make it. In fact, I am making it tonight!
post #22 of 24
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Oh yes, that would be GREAT!
Dh will only eat the indian dishes with Chicken!

so it would actually be perfect.

I am still hesitant to make paneer from scratch, but maybe my local store sells it premade?
post #23 of 24
ooooh, i too, love indian food. you guys made me really hungry after reading ur posts. But i don't know what this palak paneer is. Anyone mind explaining.

i make some indian recipes specifically chicken korma, and chicken biryani. I don't know much more but i will write up these recipes ...they are fairly easy.

Chicken Biryani

Basmati Rice, half cooked
1kg chicken
4 onions, sliced
25 g each of garlic, ginger paste
2 green chili peppers, chopped
200g tomatores
a small bunch of coriander leaves
a pinch of saffrom
2 tsp garam masala
2 tsp cumin powder
a few bay leaves, cardamom pods, cinnamon, cloves
2 tsp each turmeric and chili powder
200 gms ghee
salt, to taste
200 gms yogurt

cut chicken into pieces and marinate with ginger-garlic paste, garam masala, salt, chili and turmeric powders, cumin powder and yogurt for an hour. Saute onion and green chili peppers in ghee until golden brown. Add cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, bay leaves and chopped tomatores, and cook for a few minutes. Add chicken and cook for 15 minutes.
Grease bottom of a pot and spread a layer of basmati rice. Then place a layer of the gravy chicken. Repeat the process: rice followed by chicken ending with rice at the topmost layer. sprinkle with rose water and saffrom. Cover the pot with a tight fidding lid and cook on low. This way the rice absorbs all the flavors from the chicken. Once the rice is done remove from heat and serve.

NOTE: i usually put half the rice and then put the chicken mixture in the middle and then put the other half of the rice on top. i don't sprinkle with rose water just saffron

this is good eaten with cucumber-yogurt sauce...which is just cucumbers and yogurt with salt, a little garlic...you shread the cucumbers in the yogurt.

now my chicken korma recipe i noticed does not have the exact amount of everything to use:

Chicken Korma

Chicken breast
2 large onions
chunk of fresh ginger
5 cloves of garlic
chili powder
1/2 tspn turmeric
1 tspn cumin
1 tspn coriander
1/2 tspn cinnamon
1/2 tspn cardamom
1/8 tspn cloves
1-2 cups chopped tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste
Nestle Creme

Brown chix breast in ghee and remove.
process the onions with the ginger, garlic, chili powder. put this mixture in the same oil as you used to brown chix and fry it until the water evaporates and then add the rest of the spices.
Put chicken into the mixture and add the chopped tomatoes and salt and pepper. simmer on low for 1/2hour. When done slowly mix in 1/2 can of Nestle Creme

Hope these help.
post #24 of 24
You all are making me feel homesick ( I am from India) and
I feel like inviting you all to my house for a real authentic Indian dinner. Wishe we were all in the same place! I make Indian food pretty much everyday . It takes looong and very tiring . And you have to clean up the mess with all these spices otherwise it will stick to your clothes and hair , so as soon as I am done I have to take a shower. Since I am a WAHM it is possible right now . But when I was working onsite before my ds was born, I still had a tough time keeping up household chores and my work.
Its really nice to hear that there are many Indian food lovers out there.
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