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Chicken Regular & Gudur Chicken

Hi Friends! Iam back to blogging world ! Truely speaking I was never far away from it. I used to and Iam going through all my fellow bloggers new recipes, events and articles frequently. Due to my toddler activities and other work at home, it is very hard for me to join my regular blogging. Also I thought of changing my blog look..tried this and that, but finally Iam in love with my old blog. I started liking it more as more I started looking for new designs:-))

Coming to details of my trip; It was very good; especially in terms of quality of time I have spent with my near and dear. Thanks to KA (of Krishna & Arjuna's World) who gave some tips on travelling. I took care of them and had good and safe journey overall. While going we three went togeather, so there was no problem, but inreturn I was with my naughty toddler, which was also good unlike I expected:-) What all I got for my kitchen from home are some new cooking dishes (aluminium based), two aluminium pans (chapathi and dosa pans) replacement for non-stick pans. And we brought a new change in our kitchen i.e., we totally free of micro oven and successfully living with out it from one month. It was easy for me to get rid of it, as I used to heat some food and boil vege's only; which Iam doing on regular stove now. As I heard, cooking with micro oven means like keeping our head in it. Ofcourse in today's world we are totally surrounded my electronic equipments; And it is very very hard to get rid of all this and live in a natural environment which is healthy. But I think all we can do is atleast try to get rid of those things with out which we can really live. So let's try! and make our earth worth living for every body and for our self too:-))



Friends..I wanted to share some above mentioned things with all my readers..hope you enjoyed reading it and may be helpful to you in your lifes. Today Iam here with a simple chicken recipe which is very regular at many of our homes unlike butter chicken; ginger chicken; chicken in cashew nut sauce.... etc. Most of the sunday's we cook this in our homes though not special but equally tasty as good as others. Thus, I gave this name as "Chicken Regular"! And another one "Gudur Chicken" is my MIL special recipe which we enjoy with dosa when ever we visit India. This I did not take any photo yet. I will add soon when I cook. Here comes both the recipe's.....


Chicken Regular
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Ingredients:
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Whole Chicken

2 medium onions

3 to 4 medium sized tomatoes

1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste

2 tsp turmeric powder

3 tsp chilli powder

2 tsp coriander powder (Dhaniyaala podi)

1/2 cup curd

Salt a/c to taste

1 to 1 1/2 tsp garam masala

1 tbsp cilantro

Oil for cooking

Method:
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  1. Wash chicken and cut into desired pieces.
  2. Then marinate chicken with curd, 1/2 tsp oil, 1 tsp salt for 40 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cut onions and tomatoes into thin slices and keep aside.
  4. Heat oil in an big vessel. Add onions and fry till light brown in color.
  5. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry of couple of minutes.
  6. Add turmeric powder and mix well with onions.
  7. Now add marinated chicken to the vessel and mix well.
  8. Fry for 3 to 4 minutes. Add needed salt as already some salt is added while marinating chicken. Mix and allow to cook for 3 to 4 minutes more.
  9. Now add tomatoes and chilli powder, garam masala powder and coriander powder and mix all togeather well.
  10. Close the lid and cook on medium heat untill all the tomato juice get into the chicken along with other masala.( Approx about 5 to6 minutes)
  11. Open the lid and add required water if you want more gravy .(At this point you will come to know how much to add)
  12. Finally add cilantro and sim the stove for 5 more minutes. Before swithching of the heat check for the salt and chicken is well cooked or not.

Note: Chicken is cooked very fast, so whole process may take 30 hr to 40 minutes

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Gudur Chicken

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Ingredients:

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Whole chicken

1 big onion

3 medium tomatoes (ripe)

1tbsp ginger-garlic -coconut paste ( grind ginger, garlic and dry coconut pieces togeather to make paste)

Corinader powder (Dhaniyala podi)

3 tsp chilli powder

2 tsp turmeric powder

3 to 4 cloves (lavangalu)

1 bay leaf

2 Cinnamon sticks (dalchina chekkalu)

salt as required

Oil for cooking

Method:

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  1. Wash chicken and cut into small pieces(or as desired).
  2. Take this washed chicken in a wide and deep container. Add turmeric powder and salt and mix well.
  3. With out adding any water put this on stove and on medium heat with covered lid cook the chicken.
  4. As chicken will release some water no need to add any water to it.
  5. Cook until almost all the water is evaporated.
  6. Add chilli powder at this stage and mix well. Do not put any spoon to mix it. Just mix it holding the container.
  7. Decrease the heat and allow it to cook for 2 miuntes and remove from heat. Keep this aside.
  8. Take an another vessel. Heat oil. Add cloves bay leaf and cinnamon sticks. Fry for few seconds
  9. Now add onions and fry till light brown in color. Add ginger-garlic-coconut paste and fry for 2 minutes.
  10. Now add the tomatoes , mix well and cook till they are soft. Add little water here if you want more gravy . Now add cooked chicken and mix all togeather well.
  11. Allow to cook for 5 minutes approx. Remove from the heat and serve hot with hot dosa.

Note: Till 5th step you can cook chicken always and can refrigerate for later use. Or else can fry in little oil with desired pepper or chilli powder (chicken fry) and can have with sambar rice.

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Hi Meena,
Welcome back. Hope u had good time with your family. Gudur chicken it's new to me.

cheers
rajani

I'm very surprised to hear about the microwave cooking. May I ask you for the source of that information? Microwave cooking is known to be very safe from all the studies I have come across and from the science behind it.

Meena,so good to see you:))
Glad you had a great trip.Microwave? I cannot live without it girl!:))
Both dishes are fabulous,I will try your regular chicken first,sounds great.Thanks.

http://tabacco.blog-city.com/the_microwave_oven_is_it_killing_you__what_you_dont_know_abo.htm

Thanks to Nupur,Asha and Rajani for ur warm welcome:-) Abive is one of the link which can say little about microoven usage. There are many other sites which say microoven is dangerous to health; equally cell phones and cordless phones.U might have aware abt thease to an extent. Instead of using cellphone directly , we can use head set or ear set to talk.Similarly with cordless too. The catuall website in which we saw this info is not there at present. But you can find many if u do google search. I agree there are many other studies which equally say microovens are safe to cook. This debate is always there in every technology.My intention is not to confuse any body. But just to pass on an info regaring health as I thought to share with my dear readers and blogger friends. Hope this info is useful to an extent.

Weel Nupur This is the original info site of the link I have given above

http://www.mercola.com/article/microwave/hazards2.htm

So nice to see you back, Meena...I have missed your posts. Glad you had a great time in India..

take care,
trupti

i am thrilled to see u resume ur blog:) welcome back and really missed u:) good to know that u had lovely time with ur family n friends.

Meena, nice to see you back..i know what it is to have a toddler around..im sailing in the same boat..:-)..Im trying hard to get back to normal blogging ..Meena the gudur chicken is something new to me..will try this sunday and will let u know..thanks for sharing..

Thank You Trupti..its really nice to hear that you missed my posts...I will try to blog tasty and authentic recipes often.

Thanks Sia...happy to recieve warm welcome given by u:-))

Thanks Sudhav for dropping by here. I understand its tough time for you as Iam going through, but also happy to interact with each other; taking time out of busy schedule daily.Gudur chicken is my MIL's special. Iam sure you will like it and I will be waiting for ur response:-
)

Hi Meena,
liked your chicken recipe, just wondering about the gudur chicken, this gudur , is it a place....like I heard a place called 'ankalamma guduru' in Cuddapah Dt., is it that?
just curious to know.

Thanks Lakshmi for dropping by here. Iam glad you liked the recipe. Gudur is a place which comes before Nellore , if you start from hyderabad.It is my in-laws place. The name Gudur Chicken, because, My mother-in-law cooks in that way and its different. So we call at home as gudur chicken. And I wanted to introduce thsi recipe to all of you with Gudur name in it:-) Thus the name!Any ways if you cook any time..do tell me how do u like it.

Wow, Meena that looks so yummy! All these Indian food blogs on the foodie blog roll is making me really want to try my hand at this cuisine I have always enjoyed eating, but never made with my own hands!

Welcome Back Meena... Chicken looks delicious and thanks.

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