Sunday, November 15, 2009

Warm Croissant and Amma's Chicken Roast

Chicken roast is our comfort food, uncomplicated, easy to prepare, tasty, flavorful and one way to reward yourself. Amma made these on the days she and appa would have to go play badminton at the Sports Center. Amma would ensure that dinner was kept ready for children. So after her power nap she'd get to making this quick dish, to be had with a simple salad and pita bread.

Chicken  - 1kg cleaned & cut into medium pieces
Potato - 4-5 cut into wafer thin rounders
Coriander Powder - 2tbs
Red Chilly Powder - 1tbs
Turmeric Powder - 1/2tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1tbs
Cumin powder - 1tsp
Coriander leaves - a bunch chopped
Onion - 3-4 finely sliced
Salt to taste

In a pot combine all the powders and chicken with quarter cup of water for about 20minutes on medium flame. Cook till the water is absorbed and the chicken is pan coated. Simultaneously fry the potatoes in a wok till crisp and keep aside. Then fry the onions till browned and keep aside. Into the same wok saute the ginger garlic paste for about 2minutes. Then add in the cooked chicken and fry till the chicken pieces are roasted brown. Add in the chopped coriander and continue frying till the leaves have completely imparted its flavors. Add the fried onions combine the chicken well, check in on the seasoning, add more salt if required. Top the chicken with the fried potatoes and its ready to be consumed.


  1. Tempting Chicken roast!!! amma's always amazes us by giving such great recipes, rt ?

  2. the chicken fry sounds delicious; I'd prefer it with some curd rice :)

  3. with rice and curds it would be heavenly...

  4. I was hooked on your recipe for the roast chicken, I tried it out - YUM, YUM - my kids in particular were so fond of it. Thanks for sharing a great recipe! And thanks to your mom too ;-)


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