This is my second Tried and Tested event. Tried and tested is something special for me because this is the first ever event i participated after starting my blog . Tried and Tested is originally started by Zlamushka of Spicy Kitchen. This month host is Kitchen Chronicles and the blog to try the recipes is Sailu's food with excellent recipe ideas. What a nice concept created by Zlamushka. Thank you for Zlamushka for starting this interesting event and thank you for the kitchen chronicles for hosting this month's event.
Sailu's food has nice Andhra recipes. When i think about andhra the first thing which comes to my mind is the pickles. Our ancestors have found some brilliant way of preserving the pickles in a natural way.The lemon in the pickles stops the bacterial formation and the oil acts as natural preservative.
Although my picture may not look as good as Sailu's original picture but the taste and smell was so mouthwatering.To see the original recipe click here.
Chicken-1 kg with bones
Ginger Garlic Paste-11/2 tbsp
Chilli Powder-1/2 tbsp
Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
Salt as required
For the spice mix
Coriander seeds-3 tbsp
Cumin seeds-11/2 tbsp
Poppy seeds- 1 tbsp( not the black one used for bread,this is a different one available in asian groceries)
Fenugreek seeds-1 1/2 tbsp
For the seasoning
a pinch of fenugreek seeds
curry leaves-a few stalk
dried red chilli-3
15 cloves of crushed garlic
Dry roast the spice mix ingredients separately and make them into a fine powder.Take the juice of 3 lemon, heat them for 3 minutes and leave it to cool.
Heat 4 tbsp of oil add the chicken,ginger garlic paste,chilli powder,turmeric powder and salt and cook them in high heat for 5 minutes,then reduce the heat to medium and cook the chicken until all the water dries out,stir the chicken in the middle so that it doesn't gets burnt.
Heat the 3/4 cup of oil in a separate pan , add the seasoning ingredients and then add this to the chicken and then add the spice mix to the chicken ,cook for further 15 minutes. Finally add the cooled lemon juice, combine well. Let it cool down,fill them in a air tight container and refrigerate.