Thursday, September 29, 2011

Back to Life Back to Reality and a Recipe

Back from a wonderful trip to India a week ago. We are still settling in. We managed to have as much fun we could have in the three weeks time. This trip was all about my little one spending time with the family. He sure was pampered to the core by grandparents from both sides of the family and I am glad he experienced it.

I was not in a mood to cook anything fancy last week. This is when drafts come in handy and I am using one of my recipes from draft.


  1. Chicken - 1 lb
  2. Onion - 1 big chopped finely
  3. Tomato - 1 small chopped finely
  4. Oil - 1 tablespoon
  5. Mustard Seeds - 1 teaspoon
  6. Curry Leaves - few
  7. Ginger Garlic paste - 1 teaspoon
  8. Green Chillies - 3 or 4 slitted
  9. Fresh ground pepper - 1 tablespoon
  10. Salt - as needed


  1. In a heavy bottom pan, heat oil, add mustard seeds and curry leaves once the oil gets hot.
  2. Add Onions, green chillies and ginger garlic paste and saute till all the raw smell goes away.
  3. Add tomatoes and wait till it gets mushy and soft.
  4. Now add the chicken pieces and give it a quick stir.
  5. Add a little water, cover the pan and cook the chicken until it is just about done.
  6. Once the chicken is cooked, wait till most of the water is absorbed.
  7. Add freshly ground black pepper and mix it well. Wait till oil separates from the chicken.

Serve it with fresh rotis or over rice.