Aloha bloggy friends!!!!….finally updating the recipe…..(I had actually forgotten to post the recipe altogether :O thankfully I remembered after replying to comments in the first post of the cliffhanger writing challenge …….So thankyou all for keeping me sane (or close to it).
Anyone can have lasagna but only Sylvester Stallone can have a moment like this…….
(Is it just me or S.S. looks afraid of…….maybe Sumo Wrestler dropping him?)
This post will have to be without an intro, I’ve decided. Can I explain this food? No I can’t. You have to eat it to know it. Hot. Spicy.Delicious.
Ingredients For Jalfrezi
- 1/2 kg chicken in cubes
- 2 medium onions cut in cubes
- 2 medium size capsicum cut in cubes
- 3 medium tomatoes cut in cubes
- 3-4 green chilies slit into halves
- 3 tbsp oil
- 1/2 cup yogurt
- 1 tsp black pepper ground
- 1 tsp red chili powder
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tbsp cornflour
- Cook Half the tomatoes in oil. Stir with spoon till mashed
- Then add chicken in cubes and all the spices on high flame
- Add yogurt also. Stir constantly.
- When the chicken changes color,add 3 tbsp water and cover the lid. Let it cook till tender.
- Now add capsicum, onion, tomatoes(rest of the half) and green chilies.
- Mix well.Give 5 min cooking time to veggies. Don’t overcook veggies.
- Dish out the material and serve with fried rice.
Ingredients For Fried Rice
- 3 cups rice-boiled
- 1 cup peas
- 1/2 cup cabbage
- 1 carrot diced into bits
- 1 onion chopped into cubes
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp chili sauce
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 2 eggs
- 2 spring onions chopped
- Whisk and fry the eggs. Scramble to little pieces.set aside.
- Saute vegetables. set aside.
- Add boiled rice,sauteed vegetables and rice in a pan.
- Stir fry everything for a few minutes.
- Add fried egg on the top at the last minute.Mix it in.
- Serve with Jalfrezi.
Enjoy and Share With Friends And Family.
Lots of love and Hugs.
There’s a haunted looking tree in our backyard. Huge,with strange fruit growing all over it. It looks like an elongated version of a ladyfinger. Yet it looks dry….and creepy. Our Punjabi housekeeping lady told us that it was a vegetable called ‘hewra’, ‘chewra’ or something of the sort. She even took it to her home to cook it for her kids. I have been suspicious of this strange thing for a very long time. And sadly, I still am. Anyway, I’m trying to Google it these days. One day I will come across its name and origin. Cooking ladyfingers today reminded me of this strangely familiar specimen. I wonder if it’s from the ladyfinger family. Anyway, I’m still sniffing around for bits of information. What is it? where does it come from? Does anyone eat it? Is it poisonous? Phew! Loads of questions and no answers.
I’ve been doing some real thinking today about eating healthy. And I’ve decided that from now on greens will be an essential part of my diet. To make the eating a healthy one. Obviously there will be comfort foods( no one touches my comfort food!) but there will be veggies too. I’m a normal weight (quite well under my BMI) thanks to my metabolism but I’ve decided that this will not mean that I will eat unhealthy stuff. I will alternate and do a little bit of detoxification now and then. This is my new year resolution(One I shall stick to InshaAllah!). Therefore today I cooked some delicious ladyfingers in steamed potatoes, tomatoes and onions. Who’d have thought this would be so utterly lovely tasting? Washed it down with my favorite red grape juice.
- 1/4 kg Ladyfingers chopped into round rings
- 3 potatoes chopped into small even pieces
- 2 tomatoes chopped into small bits
- 1 onion finely sliced
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- Salt to taste
- 2 pieces garam masala ( Or oregano powder 1 tsp)
- 3 Green Chilies
- 2 tsp Ground red chili
- 2 tsp black cumin seeds
- 1/4 cup fresh yogurt
- vegetable oil to saute
- Add 1/4 tbsp vegetable oil into a pan. Turn on low heat. Add Onions to it. Add potatoes to it. Cover the pan and let these grow a bit tender for 10 minutes . Then add the tomatoes.
- Cover the pan with a lid and let the potatoes, onions and tomatoes simmer for another 5 -7 minutes. Then open the lid and crush only the tomatoes with a spoon. The tomatoes will release juices which will then simmer. Cover the lid and leave it for 10 minutes to simmer on low heat.
- Before the next step check if your potatoes are nearly tender. Do this by taste testing one piece. Add spices and mix. Then add the chopped ladyfingers.
- Cover the lid and let it cook for 10 minutes. Then add 1/4 cup fresh yogurt. Stir the yogurt into it. Let it cook for 5 minutes. Garnish with green chilies. Serve with tortillas or in burritos.
Does Red Grape juice count as a Green? -__-