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Lemon Chicken Recipe / Lemon Chicken Fry recipe – Easy Chicken Recipe

Lemon Chicken Recipe / Lemon Chicken Fry recipe – Easy Chicken Recipe

Lemon chicken fry is my most awaited to try recipe, ever since I had Lemon chicken from the Hotel – The Plantain Leaf. The whole family likes this chicken, which is mildy spiced, juicy and tender.

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Lemon Chicken Fry Recipe / Lemon Chicken recipe / Easy chicken recipes

Lemon chicken is prepared by cooking the chicken with spices and lemon juice. Also this consumes very little time to get cooked. I would say it’s one of the finger-licking dish among all of my chicken recipes. Goes out well with any Indian flat bread, as a side dish for briyani or fried rice and also good when paired with steamed rice and sambar. Let me share the recipe…

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Lemon Chicken Fry Recipe / Lemon Chicken recipe / Easy chicken recipes

Ingredients:

  • Chicken – ½ kg
  • Lemon – 3 nos (medium sized)
  • Onions – 3 nos
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Capsicum – 2 no (medium sized)
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Green chillies – 2 nos
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Pepper powder – ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  • Coconut oil or any cooking oil – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp (to taste)

Preparation:

  • Clean and roughly chop the chicken into medium pieces.
  • Peel and roughly chop the onions to medium cubes, slit green chillies to equal halves.
  • Deseed and chop the capsicum to medium pieces.
  • Cut and squeeze the juice from lemon, remove the seeds and keep it aside.
  • Take chicken, turmeric powder, salt and lemon juice all together in a bowl, mix it well and let it rest for 15 mins.
  • Heat oil in heavy bottomed vessel or kadai, add the cumin seeds and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
  • Add the onions, ginger-garlic paste and cook until the onion turns golden brown in color.
  • Add the capsicum and cook for few mins or until the capsicum turns light green in color.
  • Add the chicken along with the marinate, cook for 2 mins.
  • Sprinkle little water, stir well, cover and cook for few mins or until the chicken is tender and juicy.
  • Sprinkle the pepper powder, remove the lid and cook for 2 mins or until the chicken becomes dry and the oil separates.
  • Remove from fire and transfer it to a bowl.

Serve hot. Lemon chicken fry can be served as a side dish for briyani, fried rice or steamed rice and sambar. Lemon Chicken is and perfect side dish for lunch or dinner.

 

 

 

 

Haleem / Hyderabadi Haleem / Haleem in Pressure cooker / Ramadan special – Exotic Recipe

Haleem / Hyderabadi Haleem / Haleem in Pressure cooker / Ramadan special – Exotic Recipe

After a month time, here comes our Exotic Wednesday – with an Exotic Recipe, due to RAMZAN / RAMADAN/ IFTAR festival, I have shared the making of Haleem. Haleem or Daleem is a popular Middle Eastern stew. It varies from region to region, but traditionally it is cooked with wheat, barley, lentils and meat, particularly Lamb / Mutton pieces.

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Haleem / Hyderabadi Haleem recipe / How to cook Haleem at home

Haleem can also be prepared with Chicken, but traditionally it is prepared only with lamb meat. It is slow cooking dish which takes more than 4 hours of cooking. But as of our fast and modern today’s world, I have prepared it in pressure cooker. But it took almost 2 hrs of preparation, I would say that it’s worth spending time for such a heavenly dish.

Haleem can be served along with nan, roti or any Indian Flat bread, it can also be consumed as such. I like to have Haleem as such and never look out for any rice or breads. As Haleem possess, a paste like texture with the flavors of spices, it is easy to consume and digest.

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Usually Haleem is prepared only with the lentils, wheat, barley, mutton and ginger-garlic and remains pale white in color. But I like to blend them with little spiciness and so infused little chilli powder, turmeric powder and Garam Masala. So I have shared both the versions of Haleem. It is most popular among the people of Hyderabad, Bangladesh, Middle East and Pakistan.

Haleem is prepared in Hyderabad during the Ramadan month and is transported all over the world. It is sold as a snack food and street food in Pakistani bazaars throughout the year.

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Haleem / Hyderabadi Haleem recipe / How to cook Haleem at home

Must to try for all the non-vegetarians, it all looks difficult but it’s very simple and easy to make. Also Haleem can be served by topping it with fried onions, fresh coriander leaves, lemon slices, boiled egg, finely chopped mint leaves and thinly sliced ginger root.

Making of Haleem –

 

 Already I shared text recipe, a year back during Ramzan – CLICK HERE for the text recipe and refer the below video for the making of Haleem, and check over the color and texture.

Mutton (Lamb) Head Roast / Thalakari Varuval / How to make Thalakari Varuval with Video

Mutton (Lamb) Head Roast / Thalakari Varuval / How to make Thalakari Varuval with Video

Varuval is a semi-dry dish which is can be served as a side dish for rice, idly or dosa. Also, generous amount of oil is used in this dish, as the food gets cooked more in oil and less of water. Thala Kari Varuval or Lamb Head roast is one of the common dish among all the south Indian families (consuming non-vegetarian). Also, I have shared 2 variants of Lamb head curry / Thala Kari kulambu in my earlier posts, also click here to check out the recipe – Lamb Head Curry / Thala Kari Kulambu – 1 and Lamb Head Curry / Thala Kari Kulambu – 2.

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Coming to this varuval or roast, I have cooked the lamb head / Thala Kari with few ingredients available in all kitchens, but it tastes delicious. Let me share the recipe…

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Lamb Head Roast / Thalakari Varuval

Ingredients:

  • Mutton (Lamb) Head – ¼ kg
  • Onions – 3 no’s (medium size)
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 2 ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Pepper – 1 tsp
  • Ginger – 1 “inch stick – 1 no
  • Garlic – 6 cloves
  • Salt to taste
  • Sesame oil – 2 tbsp

Making of Lamb Head Roast / Thalakari Varuval –

Preparation:

  • Peel and finely chop the onions.
  • Clean the mutton head and roughly chop them into pieces.
  • Crush the ginger, garlic, 2 tsp of cumin seeds, black pepper to a coarse powder.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add mustard seeds, leftover cumin seeds and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
  • Add the onions and cook until they turn golden brown, add the crushed spice masala (ginger, garlic, cumin and peppercorns).
  • Add the red chilli powder and turmeric powder, cook until the raw smell of the powder goes off.
  • Add the lamb head / thala Kari, salt and cook for 3 mins.
  • Pour ½ cup of water, and pressure-cook for 3 whistles or cover and cook until the meat is cooked.
  • Once the meat is cooked, remove the lid and cook in medium flame until the water evaporates and the oil floats on the top of the varuval.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot. Goes out well with steamed rice or idly or dosa.

Note: After cooking when you need it to be gravy, you can wait until the oil floats on the top and remove the dish else if you want it to be dry, you can cook until the water evaporates and remove the dish.