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Old 02-15-2015, 05:56 AM   #1
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Pakistani Boneless Tawa Chicken

Ingredients

Boneless Chicken Breasts 500g , Cut in thin Strips
Tomatoes 3 Finely Chopped
Ginger Garlic Paste 1 tbsp
Red Chilli Powder 1/2 tsp
Black pepper Powder 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Flakes 1/2 tsp
Chicken tikka masala powder 1 tbsp
Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp
Yogurt 250g
Desi Ghee (Clarified Butter) 2 Tbsp
Oil 2 tbsp
Water 1/4 Cup
Dried Fenugreek leaves (Qusoori Methi) 1 tsp
Green Chillies 6-7 (Grind Three or Four and cut the rest in big Chunks)
Ginger Julienne 1 tbsp
Chopped Coriander Leaves 3 tbsp

Method

Marinate Chicken pieces in mixture of salt, red chilli powder, ginger garlic paste, ground green chillies, black pepper powder,chicken tikka masala and turmeric powder for 4-6 hours.

Now take a frying pan and add chopped tomatoes, marinated chicken and 1/4 cup of water, cover the lid and cook for ten minutes.

When tomatoes are a bit soft, add 250g of yogurt, fenugreek leaves, desi ghee, oil, and julienne ginger and cook on high heat till chicken is fully cooked through and oil gets separated from chicken. Now mix green chilli chunks and coriander leaves in it and turn off the stove.

Garnish with Julienne Ginger and serve hot.

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Old 02-15-2015, 08:34 AM   #2
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Ingredients

Boneless Chicken Breasts 500g , Cut in thin Strips
Tomatoes 3 Finely Chopped
Ginger Garlic Paste 1 tbsp
Red Chilli Powder 1/2 tsp
Black pepper Powder 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Flakes 1/2 tsp
Chicken tikka masala powder 1 tbsp
Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp
Yogurt 250g
Desi Ghee (Clarified Butter) 2 Tbsp
Oil 2 tbsp
Water 1/4 Cup
Dried Fenugreek leaves (Qusoori Methi) 1 tsp
Green Chillies 6-7 (Grind Three or Four and cut the rest in big Chunks)
Ginger Julienne 1 tbsp
Chopped Coriander Leaves 3 tbsp

Method

Marinate Chicken pieces in mixture of salt, red chilli powder, ginger garlic paste, ground green chillies, black pepper powder,chicken tikka masala and turmeric powder for 4-6 hours.

Now take a frying pan and add chopped tomatoes, marinated chicken and 1/4 cup of water, cover the lid and cook for ten minutes.

When tomatoes are a bit soft, add 250g of yogurt, fenugreek leaves, desi ghee, oil, and julienne ginger and cook on high heat till chicken is fully cooked through and oil gets separated from chicken. Now mix green chilli chunks and coriander leaves in it and turn off the stove.

Garnish with Julienne Ginger and serve hot.
I know most of us can figure out that the skillet needs to be hot before you add the tomato etc., but I think, for those less experienced, it would be a good idea to say something like "Preheat a fry pan/skillet on medium high and add the tomato etc."

When you say coriander leaves, most of us know it as cilantro. There are two schools regarding it, those who love it and those who hate it (most say it tastes like soap). I love it and use it in Mexican, Tex-Mex and (American) South Western food. When we think of coriander, we usually are referring to the dried seed.

BTW, that dish looks great
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Old 02-15-2015, 09:20 AM   #3
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I know most of us can figure out that the skillet needs to be hot before you add the tomato etc., but I think, for those less experienced, it would be a good idea to say something like "Preheat a fry pan/skillet on medium high and add the tomato etc."

When you say coriander leaves, most of us know it as cilantro. There are two schools regarding it, those who love it and those who hate it (most say it tastes like soap). I love it and use it in Mexican, Tex-Mex and (American) South Western food. When we think of coriander, we usually are referring to the dried seed.

BTW, that dish looks great
CraigC, I indeed missed a very important point so everyone please put your frying pan or skillet over the stove before adding tomatoes etc. and also do not forget to turn on the stove.

Ok and next time I'll use the word cilantro while posting in this forum. We always call them Coriander leaves and it took me a while to figure out what exactly is Cilantro when I read a recipe of Fajitas for the first time. :)


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Old 02-15-2015, 09:24 AM   #4
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When you are cooking it covered in first step, you should keep the heat low. I think next time I should also write heat levels as they vary in each step.


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CraigC, I indeed missed a very important point so everyone please put your frying pan or skillet over the stove before adding tomatoes etc. and also do not forget to turn on the stove.

Ok and next time I'll use the word cilantro while posting in this forum. We always call them Coriander leaves and it took me a while to figure out what exactly is Cilantro when I read a recipe of Fajitas for the first time. :)


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Heck, it is also called Chinese parsley. Fajitas, now there is a dish I think is claimed by both Tex-Mex and SW lovers, as being the originators. Mexico may also claim it.

Are you allowed to eat pork?
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Lol, We also call it "dhaniya" in Urdu so I have another name as well.

No we are not allowed to eat pork.
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Old 02-15-2015, 10:27 AM   #7
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CraigC, I indeed missed a very important point so everyone please put your frying pan or skillet over the stove before adding tomatoes etc. and also do not forget to turn on the stove.

Ok and next time I'll use the word cilantro while posting in this forum. We always call them Coriander leaves and it took me a while to figure out what exactly is Cilantro when I read a recipe of Fajitas for the first time. :)


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In England we tend to think of coriander as a relatively recent addition to English cuisine but in fact we have been using it since the middle ages. The English name "coriander" comes, ultimately, from ancient Greek, via ancient Rome and mediaeval French and, according to Wikipaedia -

"Coriander was brought to the British colonies in North America in 1670, and was one of the first spices cultivated by early settlers."

I understand that cilantro is more or less exclusively a usage from Spanish speaking countries and thus North America via Mexican dishes.

Your dish looks delicious but it has a lot of chilli in it and I can't eat much chilli - it makes my tongue swell so I assume I'm slightly allergic to it.

In the area that I live in the northwest of England, most of what are called "Indian" restaurants are actually run by Bangladeshi proprietors. I'm not sure how much of what they cook is genuine Bangladeshi food and how much of it is what the average Brit thinks "Indian" food is like.
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Old 02-15-2015, 11:08 AM   #8
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Lol, We also call it "dhaniya" in Urdu so I have another name as well.

No we are not allowed to eat pork.
That's what I thought. I was going to suggest some Cajun cuisine, since you like spicy food, but a lot of it is pork based. Is seafood available to you and is it allowed?
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Yes we eat a lot of chilli and I especially put a lot of chilli in my food sometimes.

India is huge so its cuisine varies from region to region. In Pakistan the most popular kind of food which was popular in Mughal era like biryani, korma, haleem etc. I am originally from Lahore and Lahore is really famous for food. I have eaten in just one Indian restaurant when I went to visit Bankok and the menu offered almost all the dishes which are popular in Pakistan like Tandoori chicken, Chicken tikka etc.

I have yet to visit England so I'll comment on British Indian food after I have tried it.
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I have once made Cajun Chicken strips and they were just the way I like my food to be. Never tried anything else.

Yes seafood is allowed and I love love love fish. I can also eat fried prawns and shrimps but can not imagine eating mussles, crabs or anything else.
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Pakistani Boneless Tawa Chicken Ingredients Boneless Chicken Breasts 500g , Cut in thin Strips Tomatoes 3 Finely Chopped Ginger Garlic Paste 1 tbsp Red Chilli Powder 1/2 tsp Black pepper Powder 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Flakes 1/2 tsp [URL="http://www.food.com/recipe/tikka-spice-mix-2654"]Chicken tikka masala powder[/URL] 1 tbsp Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp Yogurt 250g Desi Ghee (Clarified Butter) 2 Tbsp Oil 2 tbsp Water 1/4 Cup Dried Fenugreek leaves (Qusoori Methi) 1 tsp Green Chillies 6-7 (Grind Three or Four and cut the rest in big Chunks) Ginger Julienne 1 tbsp Chopped Coriander Leaves 3 tbsp Method Marinate Chicken pieces in mixture of salt, red chilli powder, ginger garlic paste, ground green chillies, black pepper powder,chicken tikka masala and turmeric powder for 4-6 hours. Now take a frying pan and add chopped tomatoes, marinated chicken and 1/4 cup of water, cover the lid and cook for ten minutes. When tomatoes are a bit soft, add 250g of yogurt, fenugreek leaves, desi ghee, oil, and julienne ginger and cook on high heat till chicken is fully cooked through and oil gets separated from chicken. Now mix green chilli chunks and coriander leaves in it and turn off the stove. Garnish with Julienne Ginger and serve hot. [IMG]http://cook-and-talk.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/IMG_4300.jpg[/IMG] 3 stars 1 reviews
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