Friday, September 19, 2014

Onion Bonda / Chickpea Fritters

Onion Bonda is a crispy, yummy and tempting appetizer, which is a popular evening snack in South India particularly in Tamil Nadu and Andra. Hot bonda with monsoon or winter will be a perfect choice.

2 1/2 cups Chickpea flour/Besan/Kadalai mavu.
1/2 cup Rice flour.
1 Finely chopped Onion.  
1 tsp Red chilli powder.
1 pinch baking soda.  
1 pinch Asafoetida/Perungayam (Optional)
1 strand Curry leaves.
2 Green Chilli's. 
Salt to taste.  
Oil for deep fry.  
Water as required.

Preparation :  
In a bowl add finely chopped Onion, salt, Besan flour, Rice flour, Red chilli powder, Baking soda, Salt, scratched green chilly, finely chopped curry leaves and Asafoetida  then add some water and mix nicely in thick batter consistency without making lumps.

Heat oil in a fry pan in medium heat, when it gets hot using the spoon drop a small ball like portion directly into the hot oil, fry in oil until the Bonda become golden in color.

Serve hot with tomato ketchup or any chutney. which is perfect monsoon delight.
For know the perfect thickness of batter consistency see the above attached Picture.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Hyderabadi chicken 65 recipe

Hyderabadi chicken 65 is a popular Hyderabadi recipe which is rich in taste, there are different stories about the name of the dish chicken 65.

Item 1: Dry Fry
  • Chicken fillet 250 gm
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 3 Tbsp Onion paste
  • 1 Tbsp Red chilli powder
  • Garam masala powder
  • Salt for taste
  • 2 Tbsp corn flour
  • 1 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1Tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric powder
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Food color a pinch (Optional)

Clean and wash the chicken well
Marinate the chicken with all above ingredients
Leave for 30 min in fridge
Deep fry the chicken until it became golden color

Item 2 : Sauce (Gravy)
  • 1/2 cup Curd(Yogurt) 
  • curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp jeera
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds 
  • A pinch red chilli powder
  • A pinch garam masala powder
  • *Don't add salt to this mixture then chicken become too salty

In a kadai(Pan) add oil,when the oil became hot add the seasoning 
Now add the curd & red chilli powder,garam masala powder
To this mixture add the fried chicken mix well until the chicken absorb the curd well.

Garnish with Coriander leaves and Curry leaves and Serve hot.

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