Friday, April 28, 2006

Pasta ( no tomato sauce)

Need I say the family loved the Chicken Curry, but I should have mentioned after adding the Chicken pieces add 4 slit green chillies, the Chicken Masala powder usually has the following ingredients.
Corriander seeds
cumin seeds
cinnamon piece
red chillies

dry roast all of them and powder them in a blender, I use a coffee grinder.

Today it is going to be Pasta (Whole Wheat Fusilli)
Cook the pasta with olive oil and a cube of bullion (Chicken or Vegeterian)

Now take a pan and add a little butter, I like cilantro leaves but parsley would work too and cooked mixed vegetables, for taste I like to add Thai Chilli paste.
Now add this to the cooked pasta and mix. I am tired of eating Pasta with tomat sauce, this seems like a good alternative. Credit goes to my friend who gave me the recipe.

I wonder how many of us even think about the sacrifices the troops and families are making in this unnecessary war. I want to spend a moment to think about them. I saw a hummer on the road and a lone passenger driving it. What a waste and what obscenity!

Thursday, April 27, 2006

What to Cook today?

This is the biggest headache of my life. I love cooking but deciding what to cook has become a chore. Today after much deliberation it is going to be Chicken Curry Indian style. I shopped at a local grocery store for some Chicken thighs. Chicken with bones always makes for some good taste.


For the curry
Onions (half big sized red onion) , garlic (6) and ginger (1 1/2 inch) - saute in a little oil and blend to a paste.

Cut the chicken into small pieces (about a pound and a half)

The other half of the onion
1.Cut lengthwise
2.Tomatoes cut into small pieces (2)

In a pan take some oil season with some cinnaomon pieces and cloves. Saute the onions till translucent. Add the tomatoes fry till soft. Add the chicken pieces, salt saute for a few minutes,
add half teaspoon of turmeric and a spoon of Chicken Masala powder. Mix well
and add the belended mixture. Now cook till the required consistency.

Served with rice. Could serve with any type of bread (chappathi, roti, naan,tortilla)

That was not too bad after all.