Sunday, 7 September 2008

Chicken Balti


Its fasting month and we break our fast slightly later than previous years, our first day of fasting, maghrib was at 8.30pm! we just have to have rice (me especially!).

Dad cooks most of them time since he's here (arent i lucky!?). His dishes are fine dishes, he is one fine cook. by fine i mean fine from chopping, to actually cooking and to cleaning up! everything was so in order! (helps when you are an ex RMC maybe!). But anyway, i still cook! but my cooking session would only take about less than 45 mins!

Here's one to share..

I might be wrong, but as far as i know, the word "balti" means bucket, referring to the shape of the cooking pot. this is a very easy simple dish to make. a little bit on the heavier side, but it's ok once in a while (especially during fasting month)...


Chicken Balti

3 tbsp vegetable oil

1 onion finely chopped
1 tsp ground corriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp tumeric
1/2 - 1 tsp chilli powder
1 garlic clove - crushed
230g chopped tomatoes
water

500g chicken breasts cut into small pieces (i used thighs)

150ml sour cream

50g creamed coconut

salt
a handful of chopped corriander


1. heat the oil in a large pan and fry the onion until soft. stir in the spices and garlic and cook for 1 min.

2. add the tomatoes sugar (if needed) and water. bring it to oil and simmer for 10 mins.

3. when curry is cooking, heat the remaining oil in a wok and stir fry the chicken in batches until golden brown and cooked through. remove the chicken and add to the sauce.

4. stir in the cream and add to sauce along with the creamed coconut. stir until the sauce is boiling and the creamed coconut has dissolved.

5. add in chopped corriander 2-3 mins before you serve with rice.

5 comments:

Milkberry said...

Yum yum looks nice!
Zaza you're so lucky!!
I envy you!!
Woah your berbuka time is quite late eh? Japan is at 6am (currently today). Anyways this is quite late but selamat berpuasa Zaza and the whole lovely family!!

Milkberry said...

Eh am plak. I meant pm.

farah said...

zaza,
d delicacy looks yummy...x sbr nk try it myself...happy dat u've added a new recipe!!! :)

p/s : i've yet to reply ur email...will do soon!!!

Aidan's Mama & Papa said...

kiki: memang kan.. nak ikot kan memang i'm very lucky. syukur sgt!
YOU on the other hand, are lucky too.. at least you dont get to buka alone...and you all buka kol 6!!!! how's fasting month? hope you guys are in the best of health and spirit!

farah:let me know let me know!! adjust sana sini sikit and let me know the results k! (p.s: i've received your email, thank you my dear. you never fail to make me smile... everytime you write to me!!!)

Faisal Admar said...

The chicken is so tempting! :) Is it spicy?