Friday, September 12, 2008

Coorgi Chicken Pepper Fry & Donate for a Heart

I was very moved by the plight of a 28-year-old mother of two young children, who desperately needs money for a heart surgery that will save her life. Her parents have used up all their resources in her treatments. Details on how you can help can be found here. Hope you can chip in!



The first time I ate chicken was at a restaurant when I was about 10 or so. Did not take too well to it then. Over time though, I've grown to love it in almost all forms. I hardly ever cook chicken at home though. I remember trying to cook it for the first time when I was newly married. I wanted to surprise N (who eats basically anything that moves!) & bought boneless chicken from my grocery store. I could not bring myself to touch the raw meat & ended up wearing plastic gloves in order to cut & cook the chicken! :) Nowadays, I buy roasted or grilled chicken from the store that's good to go! Usually add in sandwiches or salads for a burst of protein & flavor.

When Srilekha announced that chicken was her September Theme of the Month, I got cookin' again! I used the store-bought grilled chicken to prepare Coorg style Chicken Pepper Fry adapted from here. Thanks, Srilekha for choosing chicken as the theme & prodding me to prepare this delicious fry :)

Ingredients:
2 chicken breasts grilled & cut into thick pieces
1 onion cut into strips
3-4 green chillies slit lengthwise
1 tbsp oil

Marinade:
1 tsp rice flour
1/4 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp ground pepper
salt
2 tbsp water

Grind to paste:
6 cloves garlic
1" ginger
1/2 tsp saunf/fennel seeds
3-4 pods cloves

Method:
Mix grilled chicken with the marinade & keep aside for 15 mins. Heat oil. Fry onions until translucent. Add the chicken & fry for a couple minutes. Add the ground paste & green chillies. Mix well. Cover & cook on low heat for 10 mins. Garnish with chopped cilantro.

Thanks again to Srilekha & Anitha for the Wylde Woman Award. The purpose of the award is to send love and acknowledgment to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy. I am honored! I would like to pass this award to some really amazing folks -

Easycrafts
IndoSunGod
Sireesha

Update on March 22 - This is also my entry for Think Spice-Think Pepper, hosted by Divya Vikram of Dil Se. The Think Spice series was started by Sunita. Thank you both!

34 comments:

indosungod said...

Vani, the award was a surprise. I came here for the chicken and got the award as well :) Those are really nice words. Thank you.

I love the simplicity of the chicken dish. Would come in really handy.

easycrafts said...

Thanks a lot for the award vani..will post on it today

Sireesha said...

Thaks a ton dear for the award:))

Fry looks gr8.

SriLekha said...

happy to see after a break vani!

Suhas said...

This is your first non-veg recipe, isn't it? The photo is beautiful. I'm sure the dish tasted really good too.

sunila said...

Hey Vaans,
Yumm looking fry,took me back to jaya ganapathys wedding in mercara,coorgi food and dancing:0) also reminded me of the times when Beena ,u and i have gone frm pillar to pole looking for biriyani..will definitely try the dish .PS.how have u been?

Cham said...

Somehow i had a thought u were a veg gal ! Chicken reci seems very new to me and tasty :)
Congrats on ur awrd!

yasmeen said...

Congrats on your award vani:)
the quick chicken fry looks delish.

Vibaas said...

Hi Vani, thanks for your comment. This is my first time in your blog. Congrats on your award. you have a nice blog and your baby is very adorable :-)

srikars kitchen said...

Looks great... nice entry..

Vani said...

ISG - I left you a comment about it too but so cool that you got a nice surprise! :)

EC- my pleasure. Enjoy :)

Sireesha- thanks :)

Srilekha - yeah, it was a forced break from blogging coz I had no interesting stuff to post about! :)

Scott at Real Epicurean said...

Anything simple is good for me. I still don't attempt much Indian cooking at home :(

Jaya said...

vani,
this chicken dish looks amazing and can be a good appetizer also ...
hugs and smiles

Vani said...

Suhas- yeah, my first non-veg dish, egg curry not counting. Like I said, I don't cook non-veg that much though I eat often. Thanks for the nie comment on the pic :)

Sunila - Heeyyy, nice to see you here. I missed Jaya's wedding coz I'd left YP by then. Looks like I missed some good coorgi wedding fun :) Oh, I remember quite of then the foodie jaunts we ventured almost everyday on - the new Andhra restaurant for chicken biryani & meals, and the Kashmiri restaurant for choosa kabab & some kehwa. Good ol' days. Me doing well. Will email you soon (I have a one-line email drfat fpor you that's been in draft for weeks now!)

Vani said...

Cham - you were right in your thinking coz this is my first non-veg post :)

Yasmeen - thanks :)

Vibaas - thanks for the lovely comment :)

Sripriya - thanks :)

Vani said...

Cham - you were right in your thinking coz this is my first non-veg post :)

Yasmeen - thanks :)

Vibaas - thanks for the lovely comment :)

Sripriya - thanks :)

Vani said...

Scott- good to see you here. It's been too long (from my side too!). Hope youa re doing well. Will be over to check what you've been upto.

Jaya - thanks! I atr it just by itself, like an appetizer. Perfect accompaniment with a glass of gewurztraminer :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Congratulations on the well deserving award and chicken fry looks awesome.

Happy cook said...

I love fries chicken.Especially if they are spicy

Sagari said...

yummy chicken fry vani

Diamond & Pearl said...

Hi Vani,
My son, a chicken dish fan will surely love this. And you so deserve this award! Congrats!

Dershana said...

Hi Vani,

First time here. Like the simplicity of your blog. Nice chicken dish, I buy the store grilled variety too. Will try this next time. Adding you to my blog list.

http://thefootloosechef.blogspot.com/

Vij said...

hi vani
The chicken looks yummy!!!
must be really spicy...

Vani said...

Kitchen Flovors- thanks for the lovely comment:)

Happy Cook- yeah, its definitely spicy and can be made even spicier. I toned it down!

Sagari - thanks :)

D&P - good to see you here. Thank you for the nice comment! :)

Dershana - thanks for coming by & adding me to your list. I've included your blog in the RSS feeds list.

Vij - thanks for coming! I made it mildly hot but it can be made really hot with more chillies & pepper.

raaji said...

chicken pepper just came out perfectly.....i liked them vani...nice job

Suma Rajesh said...

woo this looks perfect and spicy one..gud presentation...

Deepak Gopi said...

Hi Vani
seems really delicious.
Thank you Vani for the onam greetings.

lothi said...

hey is this ur first non-veg recipe? Greattt! The name sounds different and luks yummy.... Great for appetizer and i luv chicken pepper fry! Luks awesome
hey there's something waiting for u in my blog!

Ria Patel said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and glad you liked the recipe.

Srivalli said...

Vani, I am really so sorry, never knew about the mention on the fundraiser, thank you so much for the support.

And yes your pepper chicken looks very delicious.

Srivalli said...

Thanks vani...Lakshmi is not keeping so well...:(..we are having fingers crossed..

G.Pavani said...

hey vani,ur blog looks so good.ur papa looks so cute

Vani said...

Raaji- thanks :)

Deepak- thanks :)

Lothi - yeah, my first non-veg one! Hopefully i'll prepare more stuff that's interesting to psot about :) Thanks for the Beautiful Site award :)

Ria- thanks for the lovely recipe :)

Srivalli - thanks for arranging the fund raiser. I really hope Lakshmi gets better. I'm keeping her in my prayers.

Pavani - nice to see you here. thanks for the lovely comment :)

Divya Vikram said...

Lovely chicken recipe..Thanks for sending it to Think Pepper event!