Monday, March 5, 2012


How many times do you come across people who don't have courtesy enough to greet you with a smile when you are invited over to their place for dinner and they completely ignoring you as if unaware of your very existence keep busy talking to other guests? What if the person giving you cold shoulder barely knows you and has met you only for once or twice for a brief period and you begin wondering what have you done to be treated with such incivility? Well, I am sure such specimens are rare who invite you to their home and then make you feel like uninvited guests as if you are a vagabond who whimsically has popped in for dinner. In fact, this is the first time in my life I have met and known someone like this. Going beyond my way, knowing that the person was denying my very presence by ignoring me completely in the very party she invited us to be a part of, I made attempts to strike a conversation and conversed I indeed cause no matter how provoked I felt, I refused to react.

I believe one's education and culture are evaluated by his/her behaviour and manner and not by the amount of money and wealth one earns. Anyway, I should not fill my blog writing things about people immaterial to me, but couldnot help sharing the experience of meeting a person who was gross enough to invite people to her home with intent to humiliate them. So disgraceful!

The recipe below is of an exotic chicken preparation that I picked up from a cookery show recently and tried in the Sunday afternoon. That with using less spices, something so mouth-watering can be concocted was out of my imagination. In fact, I was skeptical about the turnout. But once my hubby sipped a spoonful of gravy and gave his verdict with a pleasant smile, I felt relieved that he liked it. Indeed, it made our Sunday lunch flavoursome.

Ingredients:                                            Cooking time:40 minutes
ü  1 kg chicken (on the bones)
ü  1 large onion (julienned)
ü  3-4 tomatoes (pureed)
ü  2 tbsp soya sauce
ü  6-7 green chillies or more (chopped), depending on how much hot you can handle
ü  2 tsp sugar
ü  3-4 dry red chillies
ü  1/2 tsp black peppercorns
ü  1 tsp black pepper powder
ü  Salt to taste
ü  White oil for cooking
1) Heat oil in a wok and brown the julienned onions. Take them off the flame.
2) Into the same wok, add some more oil if you need and once it turns smoking hot, add sugar, dry red chillies and black peppercorns.
3) Now add chicken and shallow fry.
4) Once chicken is browned, add tomato puree, green chillies and soya sauce. Cook covered on medium flame till chicken is tender. You may dry up the gravy completely if you want.
5) Just before turning the heat off, spread the fried onions over the chicken, mix in and you are done.
6) Serve hot with raita, roti and even fried rice.

1 comment:

  1. This looks awesome...bookmarked



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