Chicken Ghee Roast/ Roasted Chicken using clarified butter 

Had been noticing quite many posts on mutton ghee roast or chicken ghee roast for a while on the food groups. I had never tasted this dish before. But it always tempted me. Recently was blessed with an opportunity to taste it at one of my friend’s place at the Diwali party she had hosted. It was divine.

This was now a dish on my list to be tried out at home. I referred my recipes and also took reference from my friend. The below shared on is was I experimented in my kitchen. Tried, tested and relished.


Recipe :

Ingredients :

  • 300-500 gms chicken, cleaned washed and cut into medium-sized pieces.( Apply salt and turmeric powder and allow to rest for at least 30 mins)
  • puree of 2 medium-sized tomatoes
  • 9 tsp ghee
  • juice of half lemon
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 2 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp chicken masala or regular garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 finely chopped coriander leaves

Method :

  1. In a pan, heat 7 tsp ghee.
  2. To this add the cumin powder and ginger garlic paste and fry for 1-2 mins.
  3. Now add the tomato puree, mix and fry further.
  4. Then add the coriander powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder, mix well and allow to cook till ghee separates from the masala.
  5. Add another 2 tsp of ghee and chicken pieces.
  6. Mix well and add the chicken masala powder, pepper powder and mix again. Saute for 2 mins.
  7. Close the lid and allow the chicken to cook for 10 minutes on medium flame. I usually like to pressure cook my chicken and so I make the dish in a pressure cooker instead of pan. And at this point I pressure cook for around 2-3 whistles by adding a tbsp or two of two.
  8. Once cooked, add lemon juice and sugar. Mix and allow the dish to get slightly dry.
  9. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  10. Serve hot with roti/chapati/bread.

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Chicken clear soup

This soup is actually my husband’s speciality and was taught to me by him. He had taken reference from some online site and prepared specially for me. It is very simply and looks and tastes very much similar to restaurant type.

Hope you like it and enjoy too!!

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Recipe :

Ingredients :

  • 200 gms chicken breast pieces
  • water
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  • salt as per taste
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 2 strands of spring onion greens
  • 4 -5 tsp olive oil

Method:

  1. Take as much water as the amount of soup you required. Add pepper powder and salt as per taste. Boil the chicken pieces in this water.
  2. While boiling, you will find a layer of froth formation. Remove that layer with a spoon.
  3. Once the chicken pieces are cooked, put off the gas and remove the pieces and allow to cool.
  4. Retain the water that was used for boiling the chicken. This is the chicken stalk.
  5. Once the chicken pieces are cooled, shred them.IMG_20160716_154058
  6. Add as much water to the cornflour as thick or thin you require the soup to be. Mix it well so that no lumps are formed.
  7. Heat the chicken stalk. To it add the chicken pieces.
  8. Once the soup comes to a slight boil, add the cornflour mixture to it while stirring continuously so that there is no lump formation. The soup will begin to thicken once you add the cornflour.
  9. Add salt and pepper as per taste.
  10. Take an egg and beat it a little.
  11. Pour this into the soup while stirring vigorously. You will find fine strings being formed. The egg gets cooked in the heat of soup.
  12. Put off the gas and garnish with spring onion greens.
  13. In another little pan, heat the olive oil. It should be slightly boiling hot.
  14. Pour this cautiously into the soup.
  15. Chicken clear soup is now ready.

Note : Remember not to boil the soup too much as this will thicken the soup more once you have added the cornflour mixture.

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