Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Chicken with Potatoes; Parsi style

Murghi ma papayta

This recipe has the most number of thumbs up so far. Over 3500 people have viewed it urging you to try it out too. Your family will enjoy it. A nutritious, one-pot dish. 






Ingredients


2 tbsp oil
8 pieces of skinless chicken
1 tsp fresh ginger paste
1 tsp fresh garlic paste
1 tsp red chillie powder
½ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp salt
3/4th cup crushed tomatoes
1 cup fried golden brown diced onions
2 whole cardamoms
1 stick of cinnamon
3 peeled potatoes into 12 pieces

Optional
2 slit green chillies
6 black peppercorns
6 cloves


Method
In a pan heat the oil, add the chicken and lightly brown all over for 7 minutes. Add the spices, the onions, the tomatoes and a few tablespoons of water. Mix well. Now add the potatoes, cover the pot and let it cook for 30 minutes until all the chicken pieces are cooked through.

Tips
Cook uncovered if you want to dry the gravy on a high flame for a couple of minutes. If you want more gravy add a little water and bring to a boil for a few minutes to amalgamate.

Cut the pieces of potato in a size that will cook in 30 minutes. If it is too small it may disintegrate, too large may stay hard. General rule of thumb is 4 pieces to a potato.
The colour of the gravy depends on the onion, the darker the onion the deeper the colour. The smoothness and coarseness depends on the onion and tomato. Puree it accordingly.  Use a food processor if you prefer.


Read more about Parsi Food and its origin in my cookbook
The Art of Parsi Cooking; reviving an ancient cuisine.




More Parsi recipes are available in my e-cookbook Niloufer'sKitchen:Quick and Easy
In India click http://www.amazon.in/dp/B00HBSBLI4
Photo credit Sheriar Hirjikaka


Comments:


Rashna Clubwalaposted toNiloufer Mavalvala
March 16 2014
Just made papayta ma murghi using your recipe!! Delicious!
Sarah Cooper Naqvi
February 16th 2015
Hey Niloufer - Tried your Cicken and Potatoes today

It was really good !

You should get your work published

June 25th 2015


Used your Papeta ma Chicken recipe yesterday and it turned out delicious and super fast! Thank you!

June 26th 2015



Made your parsi chicken tonight smile emoticon turned out great… instead of adding potatoes, made sweet potato wedges to go with it.

6 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Gulrukh for taking the time and trouble to post a comment. It is truly appreciated.
      More Parsi recipes are available on my e-cookbook at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HBSBLI4 or if you are in India http://www.amazon.in/dp/B00HBSBLI4
      The contents are papayta jhinga, papyta per edu, akuri, baked fish, kheemo, doodh pak, frenchbean and this chicken.
      I also have 6 more books with a variety of cuisines all available on Amazon under Niloufer's Kitchen.
      Warm regards,
      Niloufer.

      Delete
  2. Making this now with the plan to eat tomorrow. Thank you! It smells amazing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you R Kiash. I hope you will consider looking into my e-cookbook which contains more recipes that you may enjoy just as much.
      Niloufer's Kitchen : Quick and Easy.

      Delete
  3. How to prepare dudh park

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dear Anon, Yes Doodh Pak is on my list of things. It shall be here soon.
      Kind regards,

      Delete