Thursday, 14 December 2017

Chicken Ghee Roast #sikandalouscuisine

This recipe is inspired by many chicken ghee roast recipes I have seen posted on Sikandalous Cuisine , and a youtube by Masala Hut . The chicken came out delicious.

1 Kg Chicken - Cut into 14 pieces making gashes.
1 Tablespoon Ginger Paste.
1 Tablespoon Garlic Paste.
3-4 Tablespoons Ghee.
1 Teaspoon Haldi.
Lemon Juice - Optional.
2 Tablespoons Thick Curd.
1 Teaspoon Kashmiri Mirch Powder.

Make Paste after Roasting :
2-3 Dried Kashmiri Red Chilies.
1 Tablespoon Fennel Seeds.
1 Tablespoon Dhania Seeds.
1/2 Tablespoon Black Peppercorn.
1 Tablespoon Jeera.
5-6 Cloves / Laung.
1" Cinnamon.
3-4 Green Cardamon.

​1. Heat Ghee , add ginger garlic paste , saute , add haldi and kashmiri mirchi powder. When ginger garlic loose the raw smell add chicken , sprinkle salt and bhuno till half done- cooking covered​ for most of the time.No water is added.

2. Dry roast all ingredients mentioned for paste , adding 4-5 tablespoons water  blend to a smooth paste  to which you then add the curd.

3. To the half done chicken , add the paste , cook covered till chicken is done. You may add 1/2 cup water if you want a slight gravy. Taste and adjust flavors and decide if you need lemon juice to bring the dish together .
Finger licking delicious !

Atul Sikand
DirectorAsian Hawkers Market Pvt. Ltd. #asianhawkersmarket #sikandalouscuisine #veebaasianhawkersmarket 
Administrator  & Owner Sikandalous Cuisine 

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Sikandalous Amla Pickle #sikandalouscuisine

Inspired by the delicious SAUNFIYAN AMLA made by my good buddy Chef Abhishek -which I had made and posted too , here is a masaledar sikandalous amla pickle.
Ingredients :
2 Kg Grams Amla.
200 Ml Mustard oil.
8-10 Green Chilies.
Salt to taste.2 Teaspoon Turmeric - I used grated fresh haldi - lots of it.
Lightly Pound Masala :
2 Tablespoon Black Mustard Seeds.
1 Tablespoon Jeera.
2 Tablespoons Sauf.
1-2 Tablespoon Black Pepper Corn.
Method :
Boil Amla in water for about 5-6 minutes or pressure cook it for 1 whistle .Take off the heat , cool down. Remove the seeds , Amla shall be easily be parted into 2 parts.
Take a pan , heat mustard oil , alternately use sunflower oil , once medium hot , add pounded masala , when aromatic add cut green chili , you can add whole chillies and remover later or add chopped.Put boiled Amla , season with salt & sprinkle turmeric.Cook in slow flames for another 10 Mins .Toss & turn & Just play around.
Your “Sikandalous Amla Pickle ” is ready to tingle your palate.

Atul Sikand
DirectorAsian Hawkers Market Pvt. Ltd. #asianhawkersmarket #sikandalouscuisine #veebaasianhawkersmarket 
Administrator  & Owner Sikandalous Cuisine 

Friday, 8 December 2017

Paneer Lababdar #sikandalouscuisine

500 Grams Paneer
80-100 Grams Cream.
Generous Pinch Kasoori Methe​

Paste Ingredients:​
350 Grams Onions - Chop.
1.5 " Ginger - Chopped.
2 Teaspoons Garlic Paste​.
​15 Almonds - Soaked in Hot water for 30 minutes , peeled.
Green Chilies To Taste.
1" Cinnamon.
4 Green Cardamom.
4-5 Laung.
1 Teaspoon Jeera.
1/2 Teaspoon Ajwain.
300 Grams Tomato Puree.
1 Teaspoon Haldi Powder.
1 Teaspoon Red Chili Powder- For color.

 1. ​Heat ghee ,add jeera , ajwain ,laung , cinnamon and cardamom , when aromatic add onions and saute onions till light brown , then add the rest of the ingredients listed under Paste Ingredients and cook till onions are a golden brown and tomatoes done . Discard cinnamon , cool and make a paste.

2.Heat some more ghee , lightly saute paneer , don't color , then add the paste along with salt . Cook for a good 10 minutes or so , adding splashes of water if needed.

3. Add kasoori methi and the cream , gently cook for 2-3 minutes and adjust flavors.

Atul Sikand
DirectorAsian Hawkers Market Pvt. Ltd. #asianhawkersmarket #sikandalouscuisine #veebaasianhawkersmarket 
Administrator  & Owner Sikandalous Cuisine 

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Eggs & Avo #sikandalouscuisine

If you love eggs you will love this , and if you love avocado , then this is your big O moment - double bonus and all ! I cant claim credit for this - I first ate this at a superb restaurant called Perch and  fell in love with it , hence the share .

Essentially you make a guacamole of sorts , toast some bread , generously top it with guacamole , then a fried egg - runny even better.

Guacamole - Make this Mexican dip smooth or chunky - balance the ingredients as per taste - its your dip , adapt !

1 Avocado - Peel , remove seed , chop.
Half the amount of tomato - Remove seeds and chop.
1 Tablespoon Or Two Chopped Onion.
1-2 Garlic Cloves Chopped.
Lemon Juice To Taste.
Green Dhania
Chopped Green Chilies .
Mix it all - serve this delicious dip with tortilla chips , or as I did for breakfast - with eggs !

Enjoy !

Atul Sikand
DirectorAsian Hawkers Market Pvt. Ltd. #asianhawkersmarket #sikandalouscuisine #veebaasianhawkersmarket 
Administrator  & Owner Sikandalous Cuisine 

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Malvani Pomfret Curry #sikandalouscuisine.

Thank you Aruna Misra , not just for the lovely recipe but for sending me the Malwani Masala too - you spiced up life deliciously for me !
This is my feedback to Malvani Pomfret Curry- by and large sticking with the original recipe.. This was fingerlicking good !
300 Grams Sole Boneless Fillets - Cut to size. Apply some haldi, salt and Malvani masala. Marinate for 30 mins , and lightly saute.
Step 1.
Soak 2 kocam, 2 star anise and 10 tirphal in half a cup of warm water for 30 mins.
Step 2.
Grind finely together Masala :
1 Tablespoon Dhania Seeds.
1/2 inch Ginger.
1 Medium Onion.
3 Red Chilies.
1/2 Tablespoon Soaked Rice.
7-8 Peppercorns.
Half a cup of fresh coconut.
Step 3.
In a kadhai heat oil.
Add 1 small sliced onion sliced.
1/2" Sliced Ginger.
sauté till soft. Now add the masala and cook till you see oil then add kokum, tirphal and star anise along with the water. Also add few green chillies and bring to a rolling boil on medium heat , allow flavors to marry & develop.
Now add in some coconut milk to taste , then the fish.Simmer for 5 to 7 mins.

Atul Sikand
Director, Asian Hawkers Market Pvt. Ltd. #asianhawkersmarket #sikandalouscuisine #veebaasianhawkersmarket
Administrator & Owner Sikandalous Cuisine
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