Lots of cooking

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Hiya. We didn’t go for a movie on Friday since there was a damn IPL match. I am sooooo glad its over and I can actually watch TV without guilt. On Saturday we headed to Noida for house hunt after which we caught Kung Fu Panda 2. I was very exhausted and too keen on the movie but went ahead anyway. I mean.. I liked Kung Fu Panda 1 but was not crazy about it… atleast not like KC who can mouth every dialogue. How different could part 2 be… there is Kung Fu and there is a panda. It was definitely better than watching a boring Bollywood flick.

We also fought like any married couple on Saturday… me, complaining about the lack of involvement in household chores and him, about me wanting to go out too often.

Sunday was relaxation time… we just went mango and chicken shopping during the day and spent all day indoors.
I tried my hand at Tandoori Chicken. Somehow I have been unable to cook good chicken till now and almost given up. All the food blogs I read these days gave me hope. If a normal housewife can do it, why can’t I? I purchased good chicken drumsticks from Le Marche at Galleria. It is a heaven for non-veg shopping.
Here is the recipe:
3 tbsp hung curd. I do not have a muslin cloth and don’t know where to purchase one… so, I use a colander (used for sieving milk) and leave the curd on it for 15 mins. I did not leave it long enough due to which it was slightly watery. Please ensure it is kept for atleast 30 mins
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
2 tbsp tandoori powder… more if you want it really spicy
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp red color (I didn’t have any)
1 tsp red chilli powder (to give it color)
1 tsp garam masala
oil/butter (I used butter)
1 tsp chat masala (I didn’t have any)
Mix all above. Make incisions on the chicken… this is the most imp step if you want flavours to enter inside. Add chicken to the marinade and keep in the fridge for an hour.
Now, my microwave has automatic settings for tandoori chicken but recipes suggest microwaving in a greased tava for 10 mins. Brush with oil and butter and grill for 15-20 mins. Flip pieces in between. Please ensure excess water is removed else marinade can burn and cause fire. My microwave almost caught fire.
I don’t have pics ‘coz we were too hungry and didn’t have patience for pics.
Tonight I am trying out Paneer and Veg quiche from Anita’s blog: http://sliceofmylyfe.wordpress.com/2011/05/24/a-vegetable-and-paneer-quiche-from-scraps/
Will post the pic after tasting it.
This is really nice… it feels good when something turns out well. Next on my list is mango cake. I find it easier to follow recipes from blogs instead of books.


2 thoughts on “Lots of cooking

  1. hey,

    Y dont u start a new blog for food and recipe… will solve two purposes: people who are interested in recipes and still dont read your blog will visit the other one. and ppl who are not much into recipe will get to read related stuff without clutter

  2. The problem is I am a novice at cooking… I can cook ghar ka khana and try new recipes every week… not good enough to start a blog.
    I follow quite a few food blogs and its a lot of effort… also, you need to know how to click good pics… food has to look good on the blog…
    I am not sure I will be able to manage 2 blogs… I want this blog to be about my life- movies, books, food, money, emotions… everything

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