Chicken Adobo

Today I tried another new recipe which was inspired from my favorite show – Food Safari…. Chicken Adobo is a Filipino dish . The best part of the dish was that it was very simple to make. It is uniquely made by stewing the chicken in soya sauce and vinegar. My success is measured by my kids acceptance of any new dish. They loved it and I will make it again and next time in larger quantities. I love my family for being open to idea of trying new dishes from different cuisine around the world which has inspired me to go beyond the boundary of just our regular Nepali food !
Be Adventurous  - Happy Cooking :) !

Prep Time : 15 mins                                      Cook Time : 30 mins

Serves : 4-6

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 kg Chicken, cut into serving size, with skin on
  • 2-3 dried bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup Dark Soya Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon , roughly crushed garlic
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 2 tablespoon whole pepper corn, roughly grinded
  • Salt to taste

METHOD

  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the chicken pieces and fry till it is golden brown on all sides.

  • Add the crush garlic and cook for 1 min till the garlic is light golden brown. Add the salt and crushed pepper and mix well.
  • Next add in the bay leaves and soy sauce and let it simmer for 2 mins. Add the water and cook for 15-20 mins till the chicken is tender.
  • Add vinegar and sugar and cook for another 5 mins. Adjust the sweet, salt and sour ingredient according to your taste.
  • Serve with steamed rice.

Delicious Chicken Adobo ready to eat :) ! … Enjoy !

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Afghani Chicken Korma

Afghani Chicken Korma

I am a big fan of Cookery Shows and one of my all time favorite is “Food Safari”  hosted by Maeve O’ Meara. I picked up this dish from their episode on Afghani food. I was really keen to try this dish as it seemed very simple and used very simple and fresh spices and contained unusual ingredients like apricots. I am pleased to say that I was not disappointed and am happy to share this recipe :) …. Happy Cooking !

Prep Time : 4 hrs ( for soaking the chana dal)                                      Cook Time : 30-40 mins

Serves : 4-6

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1.5 kg chicken cut into medium size pieces
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Paste
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger Paste
  • 1 Big Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Yogurt (Dahi)
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric (Haldi)
  • 1/2 cup Split Chick Pea ( Chana Dal) soaked for 3 hours in water
  • 8-10 dried plums, soaked in water for an hour
  • 2 Medium size tomatoes, diced
  • 3 Long Green Chillies , sliced
  • 3 Fresh Red Chillies, sliced
  • Salt to taste

For Garnishing :

  • sliced onion rings, green coriander, green chillies and lemon wedges
METHOD
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the chicken pieces. Cook the chicken pieces for 5-6 mins till they are golden brown on all side.  Remove the chicken pieces from the pan and keep it aside.
  • Add the ginger and garlic to the pan and stir fry for 2 mins. Then add the finely chopped onions and fry till golden brown for 5 mins.
  • Reduce the heat and then add the yogurt and turmeric powder.Mix well and then add the chicken pieces and coat all the pieces evenly. Cover and cook for 5 mins more.
  • Next add the soaked chana dal ,apricots, salt and 1 cup of water, cook for 2-3 mins. Then add the chopped tomatoes and chopped chillies and cook till the dal becomes tender ( to make the dish faster, pressure cook the chana dal with water for 10 mins and then add it to the chicken). You may need to add some more water if the dal takes more time to cook.
  • To serve, garnish with onion rings, lemon wedges, green chillies and green coriander . I made some home made Naan and served it with the korma. Tasted delicious. Hope you will try it too !
Afghani Chicken Korma
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