North Indian: Chicken Masala, Shish Kebob & Tomato Curry Gravy

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tonite I'm in the mood of the Northern Indian Cuisine, thought of going out for dinner but i think the price of these Northern Indian food is way over the top so I wanna make some on my own but i couldn't find any recipe that I like or at least ones that I'm missing ( the food that i used to eat when i was studying in the UK) so I whipped my own masala dish...and it turned out superb! better than i expected even my son had his 3rd helpings...and for the first time in this house, we finished it all and that rarely happen coz my hubby is a small eater...
so here's the recipe...

Masala Chicken:
2 quarter chicken
2 tbs of generous Sour Cream (you can use plain yogurt)
salt to taste
1tsp ground cumin
1tsp ground corriander
1 tsp of freshly ground black pepper
1tsp grated ginger
1tsp paprika
2 tsp garam masala
1tsp chili powder <--(i didn't add this coz i dun haf any but i think it'll really add some color to it)

  • add all ingredients mix well and marinade the chicken minimum of 1 hour but its best over night
  • when done grill the chicken, you can also roast it but i think grilling will give much better result. ( i don't have grill so i roast it for a while then i fry it just to crisp the surface a little)

Shish kebob
350g minced meat
1tsp garam masala
11/2tsp sour cream
a pinch of ground cumin and corriander
1tsp tumeric powder
salt to taste
some ghee for frying
  • mix all ingridents in the minced meat.
  • tradisionally you should mould it into a sausage like thingie on a skewer but i have non of it so i just mould it like a little tiny burger
  • fry it in a little of ghee until your desired done-ness

Tomato curry:
1 large tomato - blended
1/2 large onion - blended
1clove garlic - blended
1/2 large onion - diced
1tbsp tomato kechup
salt to taste
sugar to taste
120ml of heavy cream
1/2c water
1tbsp of ghee
1tbsp vege oil
1tbsp curry powder
1tsp garam masala
1tsp ground cumin
1 small stick of cinnamon
  • Saute all blended items with ghee & oil until its reduced a little then add in the spices (cumin, garam masala,cinnamon and curry powder). cook further until fragrant then add in the diced onions and the tomato kechup.
  • then add in heavy cream, stir well in a medium heat. if the curry is too thick to your liking, add in water. (i add some water).
  • Add salt and sugar to taste
so that's basically our dinner for tonite...


Mandy said...

Yum! We love Indian food, especially masala dishes, we'll give this one a try. Thanks!:)