Daily Archives: March 16, 2012

Chicken Almonds

Chicken Almonds is a famous Pakistani – Chinese dish. People refer to it as “Chicken Aallmonds” by pronouncing “L” in Almonds. Try this, it is one of my favorite dishes …..

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1 chicken breast (skinless, boneless, cubed)
  • 1 chicken thigh fillet (skinless, boneless, cubed)
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 heapful tbspn of corn flour (mixed with some water)
  • ½ onion cubed
  • 1 carrot cubed
  • 1 spring onion (stems only, sliced)
  • 1 cup boiled peas
  • Some salt
  • ½ tspn cracked black pepper
  • 4 tbspns olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic (crushed)
  • 1 cup blanched, salted and roasted almonds

Procedure:

-Heat oil and fry garlic. Add chicken cubes and stir fry until they are golden brown. Now add the vegetables except spring onion stems and stir fry for 2 minutes. Add the chicken stock.

-Let it boil for 5 minutes. Now add corn flour water and mix well. Keep cooking for 5 minutes on high flame and add spring onion stems.

-Add half of the blanched almonds and dish it out.

-Garnish the gravy with rest of the almonds and serve hot with boiled rice.

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Chicken Cashew Nuts

Chicken Cashew nuts is a famous Thai dish, I have made it a bit hot because I like it hot ……

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 100 gms cashew nuts
  • 1 breast chicken (boneless, skinless, cut into thin strips)
  • ½ red onion sliced
  • 1 cup sliced red bell pepper and capsicum
  • 4 tbspns Ayesha’s Kitchen Special Oriental Sauce (1 tbspn red chilli flakes, ¼ cup vinegar and 2 tbspns soy sauce)
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tspn ajinomoto
  • 4 tbspns olive oil
  • ¼ cup sliced spring onion stems (in chilled, iced water)

Procedure:

-Heat oil and add chicken strips in to it. Fry until they start changing their color. After 5 minutes of stir frying, add oriental sauce and mix well.

-After 5 minutes cooking on high flame, add vegetables and keep stirring until the onions get a nice grilled texture.

-Discard the water from spring onion stems and add them to the dish along with half of the cashew nuts.

-Give it a last stir and dish out. Garnish it with the rest of the cashew nuts.

-Serve hot with boiled rice.