Saturday, October 31, 2009

Lemon Pepper Chicken




An easy quick Chicken recipe for the weekend.Can be an appetiser when cut into smaller pieces or a complete meal on its own.

To serve-4 Persons

Ingredients

4 skinless boneless chicken breasts
2 tbsp clear honey
1 lemon, juice and finely grated zest
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tbsp dijon mustard
A Few Lemon Roundels-To add to the Flavour and eye appeal
2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
750g baby salad potatoes or larger ones, halved
Chopped Parsley for Garnish.
steamed broccoli florets, to serve

Method
1. Make 2-3 diagonal superficial cuts on each chicken breast with a sharp knife.
2. Mix the honey, lemon zest and juice, garlic, mustard and black pepper in a bowl.
3. Add the chicken and turn to coat. Leave it to marinate for 30 minutes or preferably overnight.
4. Preheat the oven to 220C/425F/.Arrange the potatoes,Lemaon roundels and chicken in a single layer in a shallow-sided roasting tin and pour any excess marinade on top.
5. Roast for 25-30 minutes or until the potatoes are tender and the chicken is cooked. Serve with broccoli and any pan juices.

PS-Onion Lovers may add roundels of one onion also.

You may adjust the quantity of Pepper and/or lemon juice as per your taste.
Recipe can be made ahead and frozen and reheated for the next meal.

This is great mood elevating recipe due to its citrus flavor.Not really a spicy preparation as per Indian Taste but its not bland too. A Zero oil recipe suitable for Diabetics without Potatoes and Honey-Should be omitted for them:-)The Zingy flavour of lemon and sharpness of pepper makes it irresistable...try it!
Serve with a glass of fruity white wine....enjoii!

ANARKALI BUTTER CHICKEN

Hi All,
Back after a long gap,

Guess What ......I got a an opportunity to taste......dan te dan....ANARKALI BUTTER CHICKEN.

It was a pleasure to receive anarkali butter chicken as part of the selected tasting team in Delhi/NCR.
Opening the packet was a pleasure and I actually felt like royalty when I discovered the very innovative garnish of freshest green coriander and black olives sprinkeled with gold and silver....

I savoured your receipe with homemade lachha paranthas. And with the first bite I was lost in the divine taste of the velvety gravy flavoured with tomatoes,butter and spices .Could also get a hint of saffron with mellow sweetness of honey.The balance of all these ingredients is really tuned to perfection.Not one ingredient overpowered the taste of another...it is like a fine orchestra of different flavors on my palate creating a symphony of that PERFECT BUTTER CHICKEN .The curry is mildly spiced with red,black and green peppers, which makes it appetising and made my palate demand for more after each morsel .

The olives were a pleasant surprise and gelled so well with the gravy and then I thought of Italian Napolitaine sauce and how well the olives go with tomato based sauces....but never thought of them in Indian Butter Chicken.

The chicken pieces are bite sized and succulent.Immediately after the first bite my husband suggested that I should have arranged for some good red wine to compliment such exquisite food.:-)

The only thing I missed was the authentic smokeyness of tandoori chicken.

I just enjoyed the experience and it was a never before meal I had ,but I would like to experience it again...maybe just for some special occasions but definitely again.

Monday, October 12, 2009

After Massakkali.................I am an Anarkali fan


Hi There!

I just loved the song massakkali....but hey I heard/read/searched for the best Butter chicken....found the details for the classiest butter chicken-ANARKALI BUTTER CHICKEN............check out their website www.anaarkali.in

I am impressed ...yes really impressed that somebody had the guts to use ingredients from all over the world to create a yummy butter chicken....and also have the guts to market and sell it at Rs.6000/- for two portions...Hats off to Padma and Bharat-The software professionals turned chef entrepreneurs.

Best of luck to both of you....and waiting for Anaarkali Butter Chicken at Noida.