Sunday, October 4, 2009

Cilantro Chicken

Although coimbatore is my home town, I adore Bangalore more, reason may be I started my Bangalore life in college and got a lot of chance to explore Bangalore more with friends which I consider a pleasant memories to cherish.
Intailly when we  moved to Bangalore, my brother's office colleague Laksmi aunty's family  helped  us a lot.  I would say I got introduced to everything in Bangalore through them. She was such a lovely person and  I used to admire her a lot for what she was-a working woman, best cook and in free time she used to do lots of craft work and not to forget she had 2 small girls and a husband to care for and  that makes me  wonder how she could perfectly balance everything. She is my inspiration for lot of things . Her lovely girls, vanitha and anusha were my kannada tutors, they used to listern patiently to the worst kannada I speak and they have also corrected me which helped me to speak better. We had a wonderful time together with lots of family get togethers, trips and many more. All of a sudden there is been no contact between our two families for almost 10 yrs now, I have no idea what had happened in between and I feel that is an immature act.  I never got a chance to tell her that how much I admired her and she is my first inspiration for cooking and I actually owe her family a lot.
Today post the cilantro chicken , is the only simple chicken recipe I learnt from her and still is one of the  best chicken recipe for me. Unfortunately I did not get an opportunity to learn more of her mouth watering recipes.
I am writing this in my blog hopping one day accidentally she may read it. 

whole cut Chicken - 1 lb
Onion - 1 chopped
Garlic - 5 cloves
Ginger - 1"
Cinnamon - 3/4" stick
Cloves - 4 
Cilantro - 1/2 bunch 
Black Pepper - 1tsp
Green Chilies - 3 
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 2 tsp
Oil - 3 tsp
Salt to taste

In a pan heat oil and when it heats up add onion and saute for few mins and add chicken and add turmeric powder, coriander powder and cook for 10 mins. In the mean time grind together garlic, ginger, chilies, pepper, cloves, cinnamon and cilantro to a fine paste. Now add this grinded paste to the chicken and cook untill the raw fragrance is gone and you get a nice gravy consistency. Serve with jeera rice or any pulao or even plain rice it would taste good. 


  1. This is exactly the way i make mushroom!

  2. great..I shall bring to you the next time I prepare, you got to try this with chicken.

  3. Relationships and love is something that you will cherish in your memory. Its like finding a needle in a haystack. Better get back to that aunty bcos there are few people like her.


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