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Chicken Handi

The traditional recipe requires a clay cooking pot as it enhances the flavor. However, cooking the same in a regular pot works just fine too.

Ingredients:

500 Gr. Chicken (cut into medium pieces)
½ C. Cashew nuts (plain, unsalted)
1 Onion (finely chopped)
1 Tomato (finely chopped)
2 Fresh green chili’s (Slit)
½ in. Ginger (julienne)
2T. Ginger Garlic paste
¼ th C. Coriander leaves (chopped)
¼ th C. Mint leaves (chopped)
1C. Yogurt
1T. Chili powder
¼ th T. Turmeric powder
½ T. Garam masala powder
½ T. Coriander powder
4Tbs. Oil
2 cloves
½ in. Cinnamon stick
2 green cardamoms
Salt to taste

Recipe:

Start by soaking the cashew nuts in hot water for 15-20 minutes. Drain and grind them into a paste. Add yogurt and continue to grind. Set aside.

Heat oil in a cooking pot & add cinnamon, green cardamom, and cloves. Once fragrant, add chopped onions and cook till golden brown.

Add the ginger-garlic paste and continue cooking for 4-5 minutes.

Stir in the chopped tomatoes, julienne ginger and cook till the oil separates. Now add the chicken pieces, chopped coriander, mint leaves and sauté over medium heat.

Add the turmeric powder, red chili powder & coriander powder. You can adjust the salt at this stage.

Now add the ground cashew – yogurt paste, garam masala powder and slit green chilies. Give it a nice stir evenly coating the chicken.

Keep stirring while the gravy simmers, approximately for 5-6 minutes or till the oil starts to separate.

Once the chicken looks cooked, garnish with chopped coriander & julienne ginger.

Serve hot with roti’s, naan or parathas.

Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken

Ingredients:

4Pcs. Chicken Breasts (skinless & trimmed)
1T. Lemon Juice
2T. Honey
2T. Mustard Sauce
2 Garlic Cloves (minced)
1T. Olive Oil
1/2T. Cayenne Pepper
Salt & Pepper – as per taste

Recipe:

Toss the chicken pieces with lemon juice and set aside.

Combine all the other remaining ingredients to form a marinate.

Coat the chicken pieces with the marinate and refrigerate for few hours. For best results marinate overnight.

Grill the chicken on medium-high heat until done.

Pesto Chicken Pasta

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Ingredients:

2C. Penne pasta
400 ml. Coconut milk
2C. Chicken (roasted & shredded)
½ C. Pesto
½ C. Spring onions (chopped)
½ C. Sun dried tomatoes
½ C. Parmesan cheese (grated)
1T. Garlic (minced)
2T. Walnuts (roughly chopped)
Olive oil
Salt & pepper

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Recipe:

Cook the pasta according to the instructions. Drain, but just reserve 1/4th cup cooking liquid.

In a pan heat some olive oil and toss in the shredded chicken, garlic, spring onions, tomatoes and walnuts. Cook for few minutes and remove in a bowl.

In the same pan add coconut milk, once it comes to a boil stir in the pesto and simmer for 5 – 7 minutes. Once reaches a thick saucy consistency add the chicken mixture and the drained pasta along with the reserved liquid.

Mix until everything combines well. Check for seasoning and garnish with grated parmesan cheese.

Serve hot.

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