Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Requested: Nepali Style Chicken Curry Version 3 (Kukhura ko Jhol Masu) Recipe!!

People say chicken breast is the best meat of chicken but I prefer chicken thighs over breast. Especially when making curries, I always get chicken thighs. However for those who do not like bones may not like thigh meat of chicken. Therefore, if you do not like bones in your curry, chicken breast is a great alternative as well. Here you go guys, without any further rambling, here I present you the yummy chicken curry recipe. Also, do not forget to check out other chicken curry recipes in my blog. (Click here for Juwano/Ajwain Chicken Curry Recipe) and (Click here for Chicken Curry/Gravy Recipe).

Fantastic (*)

Prep time: 5min(s) Cook time:25min(s) Total time: 30min(s)

Things you will need:
  • Chicken breast or thighs (2 lbs, cleaned and chopped in the sizes you want)
  • Turmeric powder (1/2 tables spoon)
  • Salt (according to taste)
  • Oil (5 table spoons)
  • Onion (1 medium finely sliced)
  • Green Chilies/Serrano pepper (2-3, finely chopped)
  • Cumin seeds (1 tea spoon)
  • Fennel seeds (1 tea spoon)
  • Cinnamon Sticks (1, halved)
  • Fenugreek seeds (1 tea spoon)
  • Cloves (2-3)
  • Red chili powder (1/2 table spoon)
  • Tomato (2 medium sized)
  • Water (3 cups)
  • Cumin-Coriander powder (2 table spoons)
  • Ginger-garlic paste (2 table spoons)
  1. On a blender add tomato, cumin-coriander powder, ginger-garlic paste and 1/2 cup water. Blend and make a smooth paste and put it aside as we are going to follow the steps below for now.
  2. Heat oil and fry cloves, cinnamon stick, cumin, fennel, and fenugreek seeds until brownish black.
  3. Add onion and chilies. Fry until golden brown.
  4. Add chicken, salt and turmeric powder. Stir, cover and cook on a medium heat until it is slightly golden brown.
  5. Add the paste made in Step 1, water and red chili powder.
  6. Stir, cover and cook on a medium heat for 10 minutes.
  7. Chicken curry is done. Enjoy with rice or Chapati >:D<

Friday, April 3, 2015

Soy Chunks Momo Recipe: Great Alternative for Vegetarians!!

Soy chunks Momo is very popular among both vegetarians as well as non-vegetarians in my hometown in Nepal. It is mainly considered as a street food and is well loved by younger generations. Whenever, we have a momo party here in the States, I rarely see people making momos out of soy chunks for vegetarians. It is either they have never tasted one back home or it might be that they do not know the process of making one. I have tasted several alternatives (potato, cabbage, scallion, etc) but none of them are as good as the one made out of soy chunks. Keeping the fact in mind that all of us may not know the recipe of the yummy Soy Chunks Momo, here i present you the step by step process to make the vegetarian version of our national food "MOMO." Enjoy :) Make sure to follow my easy Momo achar recipe as well ( Click here for yummy MOMO Achar Recipe.)

Fantastic :x

Prep time: 45min(s) Cook time:15min(s) Total time: 60min(s)

Things you will need:
  • 2 cups Soy Chunks (soak in the water for an hour)
  • 1 packet all purpose flour wraps 
  • 1 medium sized onion finely chopped
  • 1 and 1/2 cup of finely chopped Cabbage
  • Green onion (finely chopped, 1 cup)
  • Half cup shredded cheese (Any shredded cheese will work)
  • 3 table spoon soy sauce
  • Ginger-garlic paste (2 table spoons)
  • Chicken curry masala (2 table spoons)
  • Cumin-coriander powder (2 table spoons)
  • Red chili powder (1 table spoon)
  • 3 table spoon oil
  • 7-8 strands of cilantro  finely chopped
  • Salt (according to your taste and make sure to reduce the quantity here because soy sauce is salty as well)

1. Mince Soy chunks by hand or knife and place it in a large bowl

2. Add onion, cheese, soy sauce, chicken curry masala, cumin-coriander   powder,red chili powder, oil, cilantro, cabbage, ginger-garlic paste, green onion and salt.

3. Mix everything together. And keep the mixture aside.

4. Make your steamer ready (Keep water to boil (on high heat) and in the meanwhile glaze steamer with oil to prevent MOMO from sticking)

5. Start wrapping. Make whatever shapes you like. By this time water should be boiling. Put steamers with wrapped MOMOs on top of the boiling water.

6. MOMO usually takes 10-15 minutes to be done but you can tell just by looking at the consistency. MOMOs turn transparent when cooked.

7. DONE!! Enjoy it with any kind of Dip (like Ketchup). Or Click here for yummy MOMO Achar Recipe.