Saturday, December 7, 2013

PEPPER CHICKEN On Rice Cracker( PAPAD)

Pepper Chicken 1

It's 3.30 p.m.; the front door opens to two hungry boys. The perfume of pepper, warmth from the spices, and the sizzling sounds are just inviting. If I was in my parent's home, I would ask the same thing, "Mom, it smells so good, what are we eating?"

I have to put my foot down on some things."Go change, wash up, put on your home clothes, and I will tell you what I cooked," I say. 

Little one- "Mom, but it smells so good, pleasssseeee, can I just wash my hands and eat?"
Me- "No, wash up quickly.."

The little one  runs up. In five minutes, he gets down and smells the chicken. He screams, "Mom, it's chicken, chicken, I love chicken, you are the bestest!"

He sits down to eat, takes a few bites and runs to get some water.  He screams to his brother, "Come down, this is the spiciest.. and you are missing it," and runs back for some more water.

The teen gets down and completely enjoys the meal.

Little One to his Brother - "Isn't it good?, it's spicy, but so good. Mom, can I get some more, pleassse?"

10 minutes after the teen is down, he finishes his meal/snack and gets to the kitchen to help out.

The little guy is still sitting, talking and yakking. 
Little one- "Dude, how can you finish it so fast, maybe you didn't relax and enjoy. See, I am enjoying," gulping down rest of the water. 
Both my teen and I look at the jabberer and give him a smirk.


Pepper Chicken 2

Whether it is for your little ones or for a party, this will be a hit with all. Some may huff, and some may tear up. However, they will gulp a bit of water, ADULTS some wine, and enjoy it.

It's also one of those dishes which is amazing for parties. It's simple to make and full of flavor.  It's a perfect starter or a great dinner with some rotis or wrapped in tortillas. What's even better is that it looks like a lot of work, but is so easy!


Pepper Chicken Colors Papad (Rice Crisp)

Do you sometimes doubt yourself about a recipe, it's just got so few ingredients; how can it taste amazing? 

Well, some recipes are just like that, right?..This one is one of them. Hope you get to try it sometime. Remember to fill a jug full of water for your kids!


Pepper Chicken

PEPPER CHICKEN

Ingredients:
For marination
 2 pounds chicken cut to 1 inch thin slices
1/2 cup thick yogurt 
1 tsp finely minced garlic
1 tsp finely minced ginger
1 tbsp coarsely crushed pepper
1 tbsp salt
1/4 tsp turmeric
To stir fry
2 - 3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
Green, Red,Orange bell pepper thinly sliced
1 tsp garam masala
2 tsp freshly ground black pepper(or accordingly)
salt
scallions to garnish

Fried Rice PAPAD to serve it on. 

Method:
1. Marinate the chicken in yogurt, garlic, ginger, pepper, salt and turmeric for 1/2 hour or upto 2 hours.
2. In a thick bottomed flat pan add the oil and let it get hot. Let the flame be on high, and  add the cumin seeds and let it get some color, then add the marinated chicken and leave it for 5 minutes.  DO NOT ADD WATER.  After the chicken browns a bit stir it and let cook, making sure it doesn't burn. Once the chicken is almost cooked add the bell peppers, garam masala, salt required for the vegetables, 1 tsp fresh ground pepper and keep stirring and cook. 
3. It will take 3-4 minutes to cook the bell pepper.  IF you want the bell pepper to have some crunch cook it only for 2 minutes and remove from flame.
SERVE it on top of the Papad.  Break the papad and use it as a vessel to enjoy the chicken.
ENJOY.


Note:
You can find Papad or rice cracker in any Indian Grocery.
You could also serve it on top of Potato Straws,tortilla chips,sesame crackers or any cracker. 
Bake a whole tortilla until it's crisp and serve it on top of that too.
This can be served as an appetizer or roll it in rotis for dinner.
You can add as much as pepper as you want.
To make it a bit on the wet side, you can add a little bit more of yogurt while marinating, that way you will have some gravy.


Pepper Chicken 3

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46 comments:

Ameena said...

"The bestest." I love it. Such a cute family!

I love papadum. I never knew what it was made of before...so good.

Gloria Baker said...

Look delicious !xo

Monica said...

Love the narration and love how easy, delicious and flavorful this dish sounds. I'm not afraid of spice so bring it on! Great recipe!

BonnieBanters said...

Fantastic...love the rice cracker base!

Angie Schneider said...

This looks seriously mouthwatering! Love those fried rice flatbread!

Chitrangada said...

Love to your little one. I can so very relate to that gulping water and then taking a spoonful of spicy chicken. My daughter does the same. Love the idea of rice cracker, will try for the next party, will be a great starter.

Preetha Soumyan said...

Rekha.. we feel so loved and happy when our loved ones especially kids, just have the food so happily.. even if it is a bit spicy and they say.. mamma it smells so good and tastes great... i can see when they finish their plate and ask for more...we feel ayyo....
I liked the way you added bell peppers into it.. and the idea of wrapping it like a Frankie....

eatgood4life.blogspot.com said...

This looks insanely good. I think I have all of the ingredients to make this next week. I might make it with tofu for a veggie version. I love the pictures as always. I will be sharing this with my readers too. Thanks for an awesome recipe.

Marvin Knight said...

Thanks for this delicious recipe I too shall share on my blog

Shashi Charles said...

Wow Ash - this sounds totally delicious! I felt I was a fly on the wall of your kitchen as I read your description of your little ones and teens conversation and take on this dish! Gorgeous photo as always and gorgeous meal!

Asha Shivakumar said...

Thank you so much guys. Thanks for the shares too, I really appreciate it.
MUAHHH.

Mike @TheIronYou said...

This is so awesome Ash! Serving that fantastic chicken over Papad is super cool.
But now I want some, how can we solve this impasse?

Marcie FlavortheMoments said...

Ash, my friend, this looks superb! I do love spicy food, and with wine, it can only be better. :) I can see why your youngest son was so excited to eat his dinner!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

You've reminded me to make my mum's black pepper chicken! We all love it-I bet as much as your kids did! :D

Abbe Odenwalder said...

You gotta love kids. But they speak the truth. This looks like a fabulous dish!

sprinklesandsauce said...

Love the rice cracker idea!

Kitchen Riffs said...

I love spicy! And chicken. I think your youngest son and I'd get along real well - we both like really good stuff to eat! This looks terrific - thanks.

Rekha Vengalil said...

I love that little fellow.. give him a hug from me please :-)

The pepper chicken is my favorite and yours is making me drool Ash. Love it!

Nazneen Hamilton said...

The chicken looks spicy and delicious! And I love the use of the papad as plates, they are so good and I love them. Daal, rice and papad, my favourite lunch :)

easyfoodsmith said...

Deliciously flavored dish with wonderful texture. Love the first two clicks. Gorgeous!

indugetscooking said...

You must have thoroughly enjoyed ur little fellow's appreciation for the curry. It looks wonderfullll!

SINDHOORA ADYANTHAYA said...

Looks amazing , photos are very good .Hope no one checks my blogs pepper chicken photos after seeing this post lol :). love the dark background in your photos.

Lubna Karim said...

It is much like my house when my kid is back from school....from the stairs she says...mamma are you baking....??? or she says khusbooo (aroma).....wah....chicken with simplest ingredients you have done magic....looks droolicious.....

Denise Browning@From Brazil To You said...

Your creativity surprise me every single time that I stop by...I always have a great time looking at ( and drooling) your scrumptious dishes. Great job again, Ash!!!!

Consuelo @ Honey & Figs said...

I love the sound of this dish: marinated chicken and spicy peppers look like something I'd truly adore. Pinned so I can make it for dinner soon!
Have a great week, Ash! :-)

AdriBarr said...

This dish sounds wonderful - for me so many of these flavors are quite new - thanks for the enlightenment and introduction!

Unknown said...

I'm certainly glad to know what this is called. I was once served something like this bt a very good Indian friend. I called it an Indian fajita and I cou;ld see she was not amused. I also called it delicious, but by then it was too late. GREG

Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen said...

Your chicken dish looks SO flavorful! Yum!!

Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ said...

Elegant shots for an elegant dish!

Joanne said...

I wish I would come home to someone making me meals like this! So delicious!

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Ohhhhh! I have tried this rice cooker at my friend's house before. It's SO good! What a great idea to put pepper chicken (it looks delicious too!) on it. I'm hungry looking at this but not even lunch time yet! :)

dentistvschef said...

wow, finger licking good peppery and spice chicken....
Fancy even more with a rice cracker bowl!
lolely upscale dining restaurant quality meals!

neelamba sekaran said...

I love the conversation of little one and teen. Feeling hungry to eat this dish. Will go and try it.

Simi J said...

this looks GORGEOUS! Am a vegetarian and am loving this, says a lot ;)

Asmita said...

Hi Ash,
What a wonderful dish! My mouth is watering as I type. Yummy!

Asha Shivakumar said...

Thanks a lot guys.

Swathi Iyer said...

If littles give you approval on a dish then it is best and out of the world. Serving it on papadam is wonderful idea Asha.

Lail | With A Spin said...

Lip-smacking. Adding the chicken on papad is brilliant.

Daniela Grimburg said...

It' so rewarding when you see how your kids enjoy what you prepared for them.
And in this case I understand them perfectly - the chicken looks delightful, tasty and tender.

Liz Berg said...

Truly gorgeous!! I'm sure I'd have to tone down the spice for my family, but I have a feeling they'd love it :)

Vicki Bensinger said...

This dish looks beautiful and I love all the ingredients. My family would love this and the rice papad I've never seen before but now I'm going to seek them out. How fun to literally eat the platter clean. Great recipe!

Jeanette said...

This looks incredibly good ~ I'm a huge spicy fan so I am putting this on my list to try. Love how you kids love spicy food too like mine.

Bill said...

This looks like the perfect cold weather dish! I love all the flavors and I'm sure it's as delicious as it looks!

Sowmya Dinavahi said...

Beautiful photography :)
Though am a vegetarian, this looks delicious to me :P
Thanks for sharing the recipe.. I ll substitute the chicken with paneer and try :)

Maureen | Orgasmic Chef said...

That last photo nearly took my breath away. It also made me very very hungry.

Asha Shivakumar said...

Thanks you all so much.
@Maureen-your words do mean a lot. hugs.
@Sowmya-thanks my dear, paneer would be so good.

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