Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Whole Wheat and Grilled Chicken With Harissa Paste


Normally I use Bulgur wheat for this recipe, this time i have used whole wheat with harissa. After knowing the goodness the whole grains just couldn't resist it. Find more information about whole grains here.
Harissa Paste
 Harissa is a chilli paste , very popular among Tunisians , Algerians and Moroccons. It's a blend of smoked pepper and spices like cumin, coriander and chilli. It might vary among different ethnic people. Harissa can be used with couscous, bulgur or even to marinate the meat.
   The Blend of smoked pepper with spices burst with flavours in your dish.
Recipe For Harissa:


Ingredients:
Red Bell Pepper- 1
Dried Red Chilli- 2
Cumin powder- 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder- 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice- 1/2 tbsp
Olive oil- 1/2 tbsp
Garlic cloves- 3
Salt as required.
Method:
Preheat the oven to maximum, smoke the pepper until the skin blackens out. Take it out from the oven and allow it cool down completely. Let it cool down completely. Remove the dark parts from outside. Blend it along with the remaining ingredients by adding some water.

Serves 2
Whole Wheat and Grilled Chicken:


For the Chicken:
Ingredients:
2 Chicken Thighs
Harissa paste- 2 tbsp
Lemon juice- 1/2 tbsp
Salt as required

For The Whole Wheat:
Ingredients:
Whole Wheat- 1 cup
Carrot-1 medium sized chopped finely
Beans- 1/2 cup chopped
Celery- 2 stalks chopped
Harissa paste- 3 tbsp( you can vary it according to your taste).
Salt as required

Method:
Wash the chicken well and marinate it with the harissa paste, salt and lemon juice for 3 hours.
Preheat the oven to 250 degree celsius. Cook the chicken in the oven for 20 minutes on each side. To check wheather the chicken is cooked, insert a skewer and if the juice from the chicken runs out clear, it's cooked. If it's pink, cook it for some more time until the chicken is done.
 To prepare the whole wheat, soak the whole wheat in water for 1/2 an hour. Boil all the vegetables in a large pan or a rice cooker with 6 cups of water. When the vegetables are boiling, drain the whole wheat completely and add it to the vegetables, now add 1 tbsp of harissa paste and salt. Cook until the water is completely dried out and the wheat is cooked.
Serve it with the grilled chicken, some fresh salad and with pickles on side.
This recipe goes to Two For Tuesdays
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29 comments:

Kiran said...

Whole wheat and harissa paste combination looks very delicious.
Will try soon.

Red Delicious said...

Yummmmmm... I love Moroccan food. In fact, I was thinking of making a Moroccan-flavoured rice and chickpea dish tomorrow for dinner, so maybe I'll go ahead and make my own harissa. Wonderful!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Oh my god!! What an attractive looking grilled chicken. Loved the combination with harissa paste.

DeepaHamaree Rasoi

tigerfish said...

A good combo! But I am new to harrisa paste.

girlichef said...

This looks soooo amazing! I've always wanted to make Harissa at home...and now I can...woohoo!! Thanks so much for sharing this with Two for Tuesdays this week =)

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Great recipe dear:)looks so yummy:)

Adventures in Domestic Cooking said...

Yummo!!

Nitha said...

A delicious meal.. Looking great with lots of colours..

Akila said...

Wow... looks like a restaurant style... nice clicks.... love it....

Rahin said...

looks super delicious :)

Sushma Mallya said...

Yummy platter,esp the grilled chicken in it in so tempting...

Yummy Team said...

What a delicious platter!! Am drooling over the pics....

3 hungry tummies said...

Such a hearty dish! I love using harissa paste in my cooking too.
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Reshmi said...

i like the harisssa paste with grilled chicken...wonderful mymoonah..

Neetz said...

wowo!! how yummy it is.. ohhhh how i wish i was with u..i could have tasted this :( :'(..

u r so inspiring ayeesha.. i have seen this harrisa paste in many peoples blog..but never dared to try..now for sure i will try :)..

Babli said...

I liked your blog very much.I appreciate for your wonderful presentation. Grilled Chicken looks yummy, mouth watering and delicious.
You are welcome in my blogs. I have become your follower so I will be visiting your blog hereafter.

An Open Book said...

Tht is one healthy meal i must say

Neha said...

well made umm..whole grains are healthy and yours look tasty too

kothiyavunu said...

Wow! I'm drooling over here. Those grilled chicken look delicious.loved ur version.

lecker and yummy recipes said...

This marination of Chicken with Harissa is very interesting ! ....
i made Harissa too recently but used just a bit of red chillies for taste. My kids will scream for it being hot & spicy and boycott the food totally for a week ! ha ha ha

Rach said...

This one looks so nutritious, really was fascinated to know that whole wheat is cooked and eaten this way, coz I have never done anythin like this before with whole wheat!!!. Very interesting, easy and simply fantastic recipe..

Christy said...

It all looks so amazing! I want to try the harissa paste - I can imagine great things with it. Thanks for linking to Two for Tuesday!

Roshu said...

my fav combo.....do drop in my blog sometimes and pass ur valuable comments

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

I make a chutney with bell peppers but its different... harissa paste sounds very tasty and aromatic!!! Thanks for dropping by shall come by regularly!!!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for ur lovely comments dear!!!

U got a interesting space, loved many of your recipes specially jam biscuits, anzac biscuits and Spanish caramel custard. I'm so eager to try these.....

Glad to follow you, take care:)

divya said...

very innovative.. looks spicy and tempting.. thanks for sharing !!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

thanks darling for the awards ..wilpost soon....never heard of harissa paste....combo looks very tempting...

the clark clan said...

I love learning about new spice mixtures and the harrisa paste would definitely fit into my cooking style! Thanks so much for posting another great recipe on the two for tuesday recipe blog hop! :) Alex@amoderatelife

Butterpoweredbike said...

Mmm, I love harissa - so aromatic and flavorful. Thank yo for linking up with Two for Tuesday.

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