Sunday, August 26, 2012

GROUND TURKEY MEAT-BALLS

This is the recipe I created and my family and friends really really love it. It's simple,quick and delish.Here in U.S.A. I make it with ground turkey,but I think if I were in India,I could make it with goat-meat keema.

Ingredients:

  1. 1 lb. ground turkey
  2. 2 big onions
  3. 3-4 cloves garlic
  4. 1" ginger
  5. 2 tbsp. yogurt
  6. 1 tsp. whole corriander
  7. 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  8. 3 tsp. hot red chilli powder
  9. salt to taste
  10. 7-8 red dry whole chilli
  11. 10-12 black pepper
  12. 3-4 black cardamom
  13. 4 cloves
  14. 1/2" cinnamon stick
  15. 3 flakes mace
  16. 2 almonds
  17. 1 tbsp. dry coconut powder
  18. 1 tbsp. chopped cilantro
  19. 2 chopped green peppers
  20. 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  21. 1 tsp. corriander powder
  22. 1 service spoon oil
  23. 1 tbsp. desi ghee(optional)


Procedure:

  1. Mix cilantro,green peppers (chopped),cumin,red chilli powder,salt,finely chopped onion(3 tbsp.) in ground turkey.
  2. Make medium size balls.
  3. Roughly chop rest of onion,garlic and ginger.
  4. Grind in cofee grinder almonds,coconut powder,2 black cardamom,half of cinnamon,1 clove.
  5. In a pressure cooker,pour oil and make a layer of meatballs and onion-garlic-ginger,add all the whole spices and powder spices,yogurt,salt and cook till one whistle.
  6. Open the lid and keep bhuno on medium heat.
  7. When it starts leaving oil,add ghee and keep stirring.
  8. Now,sprinkle grind nuts-spices powder and 1/2 cup of water.
  9. Serve with chapatis and rice.

MUGHALAI CHICKEN

This is my version of mughalai chicken and my family and friends love it.So here I'm sharing this recipe.....

Ingredients:

  1. 8 pieces of bone-in chicken breast-thigh & drumstick combined or any one of your choice,it should not be boneless.
  2. 1/4 cup yogurt.
  3. ginger-garlic -green chilli paste 2 tsp.
  4. 1 small and 2 medium size onions.
  5. 2 boiled eggs.
  6. 1 tsp.roasted chana
  7. 2 strands saffron soaked in 1 tsp. milk.
  8. 3 whole red chilli
  9. 3 black cardamom
  10. 3 cloves
  11. 1/2' cinnamon
  12. 1/2 mace
  13. 3 kabobchini
  14. 1/2 tsp. shahjeera
  15. oil,mustard oil 2tbsp. & 1 tbsp. ghee
  16. 2 tsp. red chilli powder
  17. 1 tsp. corriander powder
  18. water
  19. salt
  20. (1 tsp. chironjee,2 tsp. grated coconut or coconut powder,3 almonds,1 tsp. poppy seeds,1 tbsp. cashew,2 green cardamom,1 black cardamom,1 clove,a tiny piece of cinnamon and roasted chana.....grind these in coffee grinder and keep aside.)

Procedure:

  1. In a nonstick pan with lid,heat oil.
  2. When it's hot,throw bay leaf and whole spices.
  3. Add 1 thinly sliced small onion and saute it till pink.
  4. Add marinated chicken pieces(chicken marinated for half an hour in yogurt,ginger-garlic-green chilli paste & salt).
  5. Also add red chilli powder,corriander powder and salt.
  6. Roughly chop rest of the onions and throw them in.
  7. Cover and cook stirring occasionally.
  8. When it's tender and done,it will leave oil.
  9. uncover and bhuno on slow heat.
  10. Add ghee and saffron milk.
  11. After 5 minutes,sprinkle grind nuts-spice mixture and 1/2 cup of water.
  12. Cook for 3-4 minutes and just add eggs cut inti halves.
  13. Cover.Turn off the heat.
  14. Serve with nan or chapatis and plain rice.