Lahori/ Delhi Style Chicken Boneless Handi

Ladies & Gentlemen,

Boneless chicken simmered curry, inspired by Lahore (the food giant of Pakistan) and Delhi (the food giant of India), is presented to you!

This is probably the most easy and handy recipe you will find, go for it! and make your weekend desi 🙂

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg boneless chicken cubes (breast and thigh mix)
  • 3 medium onion (sliced)
  • 2 cups cooking oil
  • 1 tbspn minced garlic
  • 1 tbspn crushed ginger
  • 6 – 8 green chillies, few cut into slices
  • 2 tbspns fresh fnugreek leaves (chopped)
  • 2 tomatoes sliced
  • 2 tbspns yogurt
  • Fresh coriander (1 cup), chopped
  • Ginger julienne (if desired)

SPICES

  • Salt to taste
  • Chicken salt/ chicken cube (for extra flavour) (adjust according to the salt you add)
  • 1 tbspn red chilli flakes
  • 1 tspn red chilli powder
  • 1 tspn turmeric powder
  • ½ tspn cracked black pepper (very coarse)
  • 1 tbspn coarsely ground coriander
  • 1 tspn garam masala
  • 1 tspn cumin seeds, pan roasted, coarsely ground
  • 1 tspn cumin seeds
  • 1 tbspn desi ghee (if desired)
  • 1 tspn ground pomegranate seeds

Method:

  • Heat oil and fry onions on medium heat with constant rotation, until its crispy golden.
  • Add ginger and garlic and fry for 30 secs. Add chicken and stir fry until the chicken changes the color.
  • Add salt, chicken salt, tomatoes and few green chillies. Cook on medium heat until tomatoes lose the stiffness. Meanwhile mix all the spices (except garam masala and black pepper) in a small bowl and add it to the chicken. Add yogurt as well. Mix.
  • Put the lid on and reduce the flame to low- medium and let it cook for 15 minutes or until the oil starts to separate.
  • Add chopped fenugreek, desi ghee, black pepper and garam masala and give it a final mix.
  • Serve hot with roti, salad and raita.

Mango Kulfa

Mango Kulfa…. Sub Continental version of no churn Ice Cream. Made of milk, nuts, mango and condensed milk, this dessert is everyone’s favorite. My recipe is very handy and easy, give it a try and fall in love with this delicacy ❤

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 0.5 litre blue top milk/ fresh full cream milk
  • 1 tin sweetened condensed milk
  • 200 gms cream
  • 1 ½ tbspn Rice flour
  • 3 tbspns mango custard powder (easily available at Pakistani grocery stores)(Preferred brand: Rafhan)
  • ½ cup chopped pistachios & almonds
  • 2 sweet mangoes (Pakistani mangoes) (chopped fine)
  • Some rooh afza or jam e Shireen (OPTIONAL)
  • 1 tbspn kewra essence

Method:

  • Take ¼ cup of milk out of 0.5 ltr milk and boil the rest of it.
  • Now add condensed milk and stir well. Add pistachios, almonds and kewra.
  • Cook for 15 minutes.
  • Now in ¼ cup of milk mix rice flour and mango custard powder and add this to the cooking mixture and stir well.
  • Add cream and turn off the flame. Allow it to cool for 1 hour and mix in chopped mango.
  • Pour it in a mold and freeze for 12 to 16 hours.
  • Take it out 15 minutes prior to serving and cut blocks with hot knife.
  • Serve with a drizzle of jam e Shireen or rooh afza if you want otherwise some slivered nuts will do.

 

Oven Baked Chicken Tikka

The best way to make your guests wonder how much effort you put in but honestly, its just marination and baking and the result is perfect. This dish goes best with Mattar Pulao or Channa Pulao and everyone on the table will love it. It is oil free and fat free. #healthy ❤

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 8 chicken marylands (joint piece of leg and thigh) (skinless)
  • 2 tbspns ginger and garlic paste
  • 1 tbspn crushed green chillies
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 2 – 3 tspns salt
  • 1 tspn red chilli powder
  • 1 tspn red chilli flakes
  • 1 tspn carom seeds
  • 1 tspn black pepper (cracked)
  • 1 tbspn coriander powder
  • 1 tspn ground garam masala
  • 1 tbspn cumin seeds
  • 1 tspn cumin powder
  • 1 tbspn chaat masala
  • Few drops of yellow color
  • 1 tspn dried fenugreek leaves
  • 1 cup yogurt

Method

  • Wash and dry marylands. Make deep cuts into leg and thigh pieces. Massage with some lemon juice, salt, ginger garlic and green chillies for 5 minutes in the cuts and on the meat.
  • Mix all the spices together and add it to the chicken. Massage again and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  • Now add yogurt and mix the marination well and leave it overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Place the chicken pieces on to the wire rack in a roasting dish and bake on one side for 1 hour. Take out, change the side and bake for 30 more minutes.
  • Take out and serve hot with mint sauce and tamarind chutney.

Bengan Pakora (Eggplant/ Brinjal Fritters)

Bengan pakora is my favorite pakora. I like my mixed veggie pakoras too but bengan pakora has a special place in my heart. The bland yet unique taste of eggplant and crispy spicy gram flour batter makes it unique and out of this world recipe. This is my version and I love my version 😀

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

FOR BATTER

  • 2 cups gram flour
  • ½ tspn baking powder
  • Some cold water for medium thick batter
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbspn crushed red chilli dry
  • ½ tspn turmeric powder
  • 2 tbspns cracked coriander seeds
  • 1 tbspn green chilli paste (fresh)
  • 1 tspn cumin seeds
  • 1 tbspn pomegranate seeds (crushed)
  • 3 tbspns chopped fresh coriander

FOR PAKORA

  • Some chaat masala
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 2 brinjals/ eggplants/ bengan/ bataoon cut into medium thick slices

Method

  • Combine all the ingredients given for batter except water and mix. Now gradually add water, whisking at the same time to get the right consistency of the batter. It should not be too thick or too runny. The consistency of the batter should be good enough to coat the veggie.
  • Keep aside for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile heat oil to 190 degrees Celsius or hot enough that you put the batter in and it floats to the surface of the oil, bubbling within 10 seconds.
  • Now dip and coat the brinjal slices into batter and fry until its crisp and brown on the outside. Take them out onto your serving platter and sprinkle some chaat masala (optional).
  • Serve hot with mint chutney or just as it is. They taste great.

Beef Shaami Kabab

Shaami Kebab is very famous in Pakistani home cooking and part of almost all traditional family dinner. They really compliment the rice dishes like pulao or biryani and everyone love these babies. This is my recipe, brought to you after testing many recipes and variations. This is the finest and the best one. So next time, make it for your friends and family and tell them about Ayesha’s Kitchen 🙂

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1 kilo beef topside chunk
  • 2 cups channa daal (soaked overnight)
  • 2 onions cut into half
  • 8 small green chillies
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbspn freshly crushed ginger
  • 2 tbspns coriander seeds
  • 4 dried chillies
  • 2 beef stock cubes
  • Salt
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 tbspn cumin
  • 1 large cardamom
  • 2 small cardamoms
  • A piece of cinnamon
  • 3 cups water

EXTRAS

  • A bunch of coriander, finely chopped
  • 4 green chillies, finely chopped
  • Some mint, finely chopped (OPTIONAL)
  • ½ cup lemon juice

FOR FRYING

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups oil for shallow frying

Method

  • Combine all the ingredients in a pressure cooker or a cooking pan and cook with a lid on top until everything is tender. For pressure cooker, 1 hour and normal cooking time is 2 hours.
  • Take off the lid and allow it to cool. Don’t worry if it is a bit runny, that will make the kebabs moist. Pulse grind in food processor and take out the mixture in a mixing bowl. Add all the extras and mix.
  • Make flat patties with thickness of 1.5 cm and diameter of 7 cm. Approx.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hr.
  • Heat oil for shallow frying. Dip the kebabs in egg wash and fry until golden brown and crispy.
  • Serve hot with ketchup or mint sauce.

You can freeze them for 1 month.

 

 

Aalu Channa Chaat

There are some things I love about this salad/ chaat:

1. It is a crowd pleaser
2. No special ingredients needed, pretty much everything you usually have at home
3. A good recipe addition to your weight loss diet plan.

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans chickpea (drained)
  • 2 large potatoes (cut into cubes and boiled)
  • 2 red onions, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, deseeded and chopped
  • A bunch of coriander, a bunch of mint and 3 small green chillies, crushed fresh
  • 4 tbspns lemon juice
  • 1 tspn heapful chaat masala (you can add more if you want it hot)
  • 3 tbspns tamarind sauce

Method:

  • Prepare everything according to the instructions; Peel, cut and boil potatoes, chop onions and tomatoes, crush coriander and other stuff, drain and wash chick peas and squeeze lemon.
  • Mix everything together in a mixing bowl. Refrigerate for 1 hr and serve.

Easy as.

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