Friday, January 30, 2009

Murgh Peshawari

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Winter's have been a little soft this year, the fog has spared us mostly and the chill in the air is just right. Sun has shone brightly most of the days and we have loved every bit of the winter's. Being in a penthouse the morning view is to die for, with no other high rise in the near vicinity, it feels you are in a hill resort, especially when it is foggy.


Lazing out on a sunday is a luxury though with the family commitments and work that seems never ending. Over the last few months as I have dwindled in my posts, I have suddenly found myself losing contact with the blogging community and am desperately trying to get back to it. Over these last few months, I have tried out quite a few recipes and now need to find the time to post them. Sometimes, I do not even get the time to click a photo of the dish, leave alone garnish the same. The gang at home is ready to pounce the moment the dish is ready. This dish was made on the first weekend of this year ( and took so much time to get posted), and I had to really hold on to it, so that I could get a decent photo. The lovely, mild january sunshine added to the murgh's appeal. :)



Murgh Peshawari



Ingredients:



Chicken, boneless, cut into pieces - 250 gm

Onion Paste - 1/2 cup

Ginger-garlic paste - 3 Tsp

Tomato paste - 1 Cup

Green Chillies, finely chopped - 1

Turmeric Powder (Haldi) - 1/4 Tsp

Cumin Powder (Zeera) - 1/2 Tsp

Kasoori Methi - 1/2 Tsp

Red Chili Powder - 1/2 Tsp

Cashewnut paste - 2 Tsp

Cashewnuts - 1/2 cup

Butter - 3 Tsp

Salt - To Taste

Whole garam masala

Bay Leaves - 1

Cloves -2

Black peppercorns - 4

Cinnamon Stick -1






Method:


1. Heat butter in a wok.
2. Add whole garam masala & allow to crackle.
3. Then add in the onion paste and saute until light brown.
4. Add ginger garlic paste & finely chopped green chillies & fry for 2 minutes.
5. Dilute the turmeric powder, cumin powder & red chili powder in 2 tbsp water & add to the wok. Cook for 2 minutes
6. Add in the tomato paste. Mix and cook for 10 minutes.
7. Then add in the cashewnut paste,mix well & cook for 2-3 minutes.
8. Add in the chicken and cook till chicken is cooked. Add in the cashews and 8 tblsp water.Cook for 10 more minutes on slow flame.
9. Adjust the seasoning.

10. Garnish with fresh cream or cilantro and serve hot.

1 comments:

Happy cook said...

Yummy delicious.
Wish i had them for tonights dinner, the sauce looks so yumm too.

 
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