Monday, March 24, 2014

Grill Briyani chicken

Every morning after morning exercise, our group of women will gather around to chat or exchange recipes and ideas.  This morning I got a new grill chicken  recipe from our group that I would like to share here .  Its called grill briyani chicken.

The ingredients are,

1.5 kg of chicken(thighs or whole),
10 shallots,
1 in ginger,
6 cloves of garlic,
6 - 8 dried chili,(soak in water)
3 tbs briyani powder,
3 tbs water,
1/2 tsp salt,
1 tbs sugar,
2 tbs oil
Wash and clean the chicken and drain.  For chicken thighs, cut into half, cut 2 slits on both side.  For the whole chicken, chop into bite pieces and set aside.
 Peel the shallots, garlic and ginger.  Blend the shallots, ginger, garlic and dried chili in a blender until fine or use a pounder to pound until fine.
Heat up the 2 tbs of oil in a pan, pour in the blended ingredients and stir fry until aromatic.  Add in salt, sugar, water.  Stir for a while.

Lastly add in the briyani powder and continue stirring until well mix.  Off the fire and it cool.
Pour the fried mixture onto the drained chicken and marinate thoroughly for at 4 hours or overnight.
  Grill at 200 degree C for 20 to 25 minutes or until well done.

I did not grill but bake the chicken by placing the marinated chicken on baking dish with banana leaf because it will be more juicy then grilling.
After baking for 25 minutes, oh...the smell so good and taste yummy too.

Bread with no yeast

My husband was not feeling well and the Dr advise him to cut down food or breads without yeast.  I used to bake wholemeal bread, in fact I bake every week for our dinner and breakfast.  So I got to look for recipe that need not any yeast for baking bread.  Finally I found 1  bread recipe that need no yeast for baking from the Internet .  It is oatmeal whole wheat quick bread.  AS there is no yeast in this bread, so it is good for those who are on special diets.

The ingredients are,

1 cup rolled oats,
1 cup wheat flour,
2 tsp baking powder,
1/2 tsp salt,1 1/2 tbsp honey,
1 tbsp vegetable oil,
1/2 to 3/4 cup milk,
1/2 tsp vanilla essence,
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder,
3/4 cup raisins.
Preheat the oven to 230 degree C.

In a large mixing bowl, combine oatmeal,flour, baking powder, cinnamon powder and salt.

  In a small bowl, dissolve honey in vegetable oil,
 then stir in the milk and mix well.
Combine both mixtures and stir until a soft dough is formed.

 Form the dough into a ball and place on a lightly greased baking pan.
Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until bottom of loaf sounds hollow when tapped from from the bottom of the pan.
Though this bread is not as soft as our normal bread, its a dense bread, but taste great when fresh from the oven especially eat with butter and my home made pumpkin jam.