Monday, October 31, 2011

Chicken Stock - Easy Recipe

Preparing chicken stock involves an easy process if you have a pressure cooker handy. Just give the right ingredients in right amount and you have a nice aromatic stock ready within a jiffy.

Ingredients:                                                 Cooking time: 15 minutes

500 gm chicken (you can use the unused parts of chicken like necks, wings, bones, backs etc.)

1 carrot (chopped)

1 onion (chopped)

Fresh coriander leaves or cilantro (chopped)

7-8 black peppercorns

3-4 cloves

3-4 cardamom

1/2 tsp of cumin seeds

2 bay leaves

6-7 cups of water depending on your need for thickness

salt to taste

Method:

1) Put all the ingredients together in a pressure cooker. Tighten the lid and cook on low heat till three whistles.

2) Use a slotted spoon to remove the vegetables and chicken pieces and a sieve to strain the stock carefully.

3) Chicken stock is ready.

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