Monday, September 17, 2012

Delicious Chicken Curry~

When it comes to cooking, I like quick-recipes. Something that does not eat into my work time (read blogging time). At the same time, does not compromise on health and taste. For this recipe, I recommend Del Monte Tomato and Basil Pasta sauce and Del Monte Zingo. Do use Del Monte Extra Virgin Olive oil too.

Recipe of Delicious Chicken Curry:

Ingredients:

  • Chicken breast/ bone less/cubed - 250 grams
  • Tomato puree - I Cup
  • Olive oil - 2 tb spoon
  • Refined oil - 4 tb spoon (for tossing chicken cubes) 
  • garlic paste - 1 tb spoon
  • Del Monte Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce - 4 tb spoon
  • Del Monte Zingo Sauce - 2 tb spoon
  • Juice  of one Lemon
  • Two sprigs of Curry leaves
  • Green Chili - As per taste (I used 6 pieces)
  • Salt to taste
  • Two sweet Basil leave (for presentation) 




Preparation: 
  • Take a pan, heat refined oil and shallow fry diced chicken pieces for 7-10 minutes or until moisture is observed. Do not cover while cooking.  
  •  Pressure boil four to five ripe tomatoes(chopped) in 1/2 cups of water. Strain to make puree.
  •  Slit green chili
  • Squeeze juice out of a lemon.

Method:
  • Take a fresh pan and heat olive oil on low burner. 
  • Add garlic paste and salt. Next add green chili. Wait for garlic to change color to light yellow.
  • Add curry leaves and wait for a minute.
  • Next add Del Monte Pasta Sauce, Del Monte Zingo and Tomato puree. Let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Next, add chicken pieces. Cover and cook. Allow gravy to thicken. When you can see oil floating, switch off the gas.
  • Mix lemon juice. Your Delicious Chicken curry is ready.


 Getting started with the aroma of garlic and chili filling the air.

Preparing the gravy and loving the color red.

Cooking Delicious Chicken Curry and feeling good.



Presentation:

        Take a plate and serve Delicious Chicken Curry with lemon rind and curry leaves. A portion of
        steamed rice served on a bed of sweet Basil leaves goes very well with it.


Happy eating with me.


Not to disappoint our vegetarian Friends. I have prepared the same recipe with Del Monte Chifferi Rigati. I have followed the recipe except that I have used boiled pasta instead of cooked chicken pieces and lemon grass instead of curry leaves.

Recipe of Delicious Pasta in Curry Sauce:
                             
 Ingredients:

  • Replacing cooked Chicken chunks with Pasta
  • and curry leaves with boiled pasta and lemon grass.
  • Rest of the ingredients as as above.


Preparation: 

  • Boil Chifferi Rigati pasta according to instructions given and cut lemon grass in small pieces. 


Method:
  • Same method as before. 
  • Replace cooked Chicken chunks with boiled pasta. 
  • And Curry leaves with lemon grass.


Presentation

      Take a plate and serve you Delicious Pasta in Curry Sauce on a bed of two sweet basil leaves along with 
       lemon rind and slit chili. 

    
My kids loved eating with extra helping of Del Monte Zingo Sauce. 



Note: I have used fresh Chili, Curry leaves, Lemon, Sweet Basil and Lemon grass from my Terrace garden.







Tip: To dilute the gravy, add a little warm milk to the curry before serving.


This post is part of The Del Monte Blogger Recipe Carnival on IndiBlogger.
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65 comments:

  1. Looks delicious. I will try making chicken curry.

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    1. Dear Shalu,


      Please do try and make this.
      It is easy to make and kids just love it.
      Thanks :D

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  2. Good Luck! A vegetarian like me cant comment much here ha ha :D

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    1. Dear Jaish,


      Scroll down, I have made the same recipe with Pasta.
      You can try it with Paneer as well. It is quick and Delicious.
      Thank you :D

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  3. Btw you terrence garden looks cool :)

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    1. Dear Jaish,

      Thanks for noticing, I am in love with my terrace garden :D

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  4. Look so delicious...And I must comment on your sense of presentation...both the recipes were so well presented on the plates. Good luck for the contest :)

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    1. Dear Rajrupa,

      Thank you Rajrupa. This is all the influence from Master chef Australia, a show
      my daughter loves to watch :D

      Thank you so much~

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  5. The chicken looks yummy and so is the pasta. That reminds me that i havent had pasta in a while :)

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    1. Hi Philip,

      LOL, do have Pasta asap. My kids are big fan and Pasta
      is regular fare at home. Thanks for the compli:D

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  6. Will not try preparing this but it looks to be delicious.

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    1. Hi Kumar,

      Do prepare this..! It is very easy to make and can easily be
      served to guest. No body will know, it was this easy to prepare.

      Thanks :D

      Delete
  7. Nice recipes and your terrace garden is also good. I always wish to have a terrace garden. :)

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    1. Dear Anjali,

      I love my terrace garden, which I plan to grow.
      I have asked around for a all season mango tree..lol

      Thanks :D

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  8. wow ! it looks delicious and easy ... and yes I have to compliment you on your terrace garden ! your plants do look healthy and 'happy ' :)

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    1. Dear TTT,

      Thanks, I am so proud of my terrace garden. It is not
      very old and I am trying to grow it further.

      Do try the recipe, your kids will love it :D

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  9. Nice recipes and your terrace garden is so cool. I always wish to have a terrace garden :)

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  10. Oooh-delish Gazala!! Am not a big fan of ready made pastes/sauces, so will take the long, hard route :)

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    1. dear Sweta,

      I understand, you can always avoid the pasta sauce and
      make the same. But do add Del Monte Zingo sauce. My son has
      become a big fan. Thanks to this contest, Zingo sauce has become
      a must at home.
      Do let me know how it goes. Thanks :D

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    1. Rajesh,

      Thank you, i know the feeling. I wish there was a way to sample
      through laptop..lol

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  12. oooh yummy , lucky you to have a terrace garden :) i will try it some time

    Bikram's

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    1. Hi Bikram,

      Thanks, do try the terrace garden. There is nothing
      like the fresh aroma of curry leaves :D

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    2. :) I meant try making the curry ..
      terrace garden is a big problem here weather and all, i had sowed tomatoes this year , they jsut started flowering week back and now its suddenly gotten COLD .. and if it continues they will die off soon :(

      Delete
  13. Ghazala, I love chicks but not chicken. Maybe a lamb serving would be great or maybe I should write a horrorscope for chefs :p

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    1. Hi Bala,

      Do write horror scope for chefs..LOL

      Thanks for the read :D

      Delete
  14. Slurppppp...!! Looks delicious, tangy n wholesome! Now, I have to make the Chicken curry at least. The best part about the recipe is, it is quick n easy like 2 minute noodles...yet not drab like two minute thingy!!:))
    The pasta looks yumm yummmmmm too!! Why didn't you call me...?grrr
    Your garden is doing great..!!
    All the best, Ghaz :)
    xoxo

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    1. Dear Panchalidi,

      This was just impromptu. I was surprised at the taste.
      Kids loved it.

      Yes, if you have everything handy, this takes no time to make.
      And is high on health quotient as well. Please do make this.

      Thank you, I was waiting for your feed back. Hugsssss

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  15. Great use of flavors. Will definitely be trying it out, as it is simple and quick and looks and sounds yummy. Great post. All the best for the contest.

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    1. Hi Subho,

      Thanks for your feedback and wishes. Means a lot.
      You have won yourself a friend :D

      PS: Editing has never been my forte.

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  16. Both recipes look tempting. :) All the best.

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    1. Hi Going,

      Thanks, So nice of you to say that :D

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    1. Dear Ankita,


      LOL, ho jata hai, kabhi kabhi. Thanks.
      Do try this recipe, easy to make, I tell you :D

      Delete
  18. Ghazala, you are all set for another kill:) Best of luck for the contest and that pasta sure looks yummy!

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    1. Hi Rahul,


      I try my best, rest is not in my hands. Your comment always
      makes me feel good. Thank you :D

      Delete
  19. The chicken looks YUM!
    All the best for the contest, Ghazala.

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    1. Dear D,

      Glad to have a non veg here. Thanks :D

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  20. What a fantastic post with great presentation. Its good to know that you have your own garden. Btw nice touch with rice on the basil leaves, looks so divine.

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    1. Sandeep,

      Thanks, Basil leaves with rice goes really well.
      happy that you liked it too.

      I have this small group of kitchen friendly plants.
      And i love to use them, every now and then :D

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  21. Five stars for giving us kitchen-avoiders a simple and great looking recipe. Will definitely try the chicken curry. Superb presentation too. Best of luck for the contest.

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    1. Dear Rukhsana,

      Do try this recipe, it comes out real fast and is full on health quotient.
      Glad you liked my presentation. Hubby was mighty impressed too. Thanks :D

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  22. ...notwithstanding the fact that I'm a vegetarian it looks delicious:)and aromatic:D

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    1. Hi Amit,

      Thanks, that is the bestest comment. Do ask Bhabiji to try the pasta recipe.
      And i am sure, you will come back here to thanks me after that.

      Del Monte products are real good, I had no idea until this contest.
      Now, my son is a big fan of their sauce :D

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    2. why..I'm a great cook myself and will try it out soon:)
      BTW I'm the ONLY vegetarian in my family:)
      By the time I try out the pasta this post will become old and you might not come back here, hence thanks in advance:) I know from my expertise IT IS GREAT:):D

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  23. hi there on bodyy-rockk.blogspot.co.uk is a new post it will be nice to me if u will see what is there
    u can find something for u
    thanks :*

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    1. Dear Maja,

      I checked it, thanks. Wish, I could
      get the same here in India :D

      Delete
  24. This recipes are incredible! Looks delicious!

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    1. Dear Top Cuisine,

      You had me on a roll. Thank you so much:D

      Delete
  25. You make it look so easy! I love to cook, and with three hungry men to feed and anything I make -- they'll consume. Maybe I'll try this and really surprise them.

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    1. Dear Yonalda,

      This recipe is really easy to make yet comes out like a party Dish. please do make it and let me know how your troop liked it. Thanks:D

      Delete
  26. I am SO hungry now! This looks amazing.

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    1. Dear Charmaine,

      Thanks, Come over sometime :D

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  27. What a lovely presentation. LOOKS AMAZING! How cool to have such an AWESOME terrace garden. I am so jealous. I miss outdoor space. My present condo doesn't have a terrace. I will never make that mistake again.

    Thanks for your comment on my story, Ghazala. I really appreciated it.

    Have a great day and week.

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    1. Hi Michael,

      Thanks, I am so excited to receive your feedback. A terrace makes a world of different with/without garden.
      Wish you many outdoor activities :D

      Delete
  28. WOW ---drool--slurp---Mmmmm

    all the best for the contest

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    1. Dear Rajs,

      Glad you liked it. Please do try and make it
      using Del Monte Product. Thanks and Hugs always :D

      Delete
  29. Looks very tempting and love the new look of your blog. Very chic.
    All the very best :)

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    1. Dear Shalu,

      Thanks girl..! You liked the new look..!
      Great, now I will hold on to this one :D

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  30. Oh...so you have changed the look of your blog! I though by-mistake I was directed somewhere else. Hey by the way love this new look. And the dish looks mouth-watering.

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    1. Dear Priti,

      Yippee..!I am glad you liked the new look. I too like to keep it simple.

      Do try the recipe, it is for busy people, very easy to make. Thanks :D

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