Wednesday 15 February 2012

Bhuna Gosht

Remember that famous advertisement, "meri twacha se meri umar ka pata hi nahi chalta"?

It's a shame they did not rope in Gaurav for it. He is our quintessential Young Man. His contemporaries will age, Gaurav remains our Dev Anand. Many a heart has broken when the PYT asked him 'kis college mein padte ho?' & his little daughter came running,"Papa!"
This young , ambitious corporate, found the Kashmiri Chicken recipe simple but the three hours marination 'a pain in the wrong place.' A tip. Don't marinate it for 3 hours, leave it overnight! You are sleeping/doing a US shift, the meat gets processed & the time doesn't bother you. Howzzat!

Nothing like Bhuna Gosht for the young & the restless. As you keep Googling, your dish is ready, without much looking after! For you, Gaurav :) 

We need:
1. Chicken- 1kg
2. Chopped Onion- 1 1/2 cup
3. Chopped Garlic- 1/4 cup
4. Whole Garam Masala(cardamom, cinnamon, clove)- 2tsp
5. Bay Leaf(Tej Patta)- 3-4
6. Dry Red Chillies- 3-4(or as preferred)
7. Meat Masala- 1-2tsp
8. Salt- to taste
9. Oil- to cook

No turmeric powder or water, please!

How to:
1. Crackle whole garam masala in the hot oil.

2. Add the chopped onions, saute for 5 minutes.

 3. Add the chopped garlic & saute for 3 mins.

 4. Add the chicken pieces,whole red chillies & salt & fry on medium heat.
    Cover the wok & let the chicken become tender.

   Check to see after 15 minutes.

5. Put the meat masala & fry for 5 mins before removing from flame.[The yellowish colour is from the meat masala & not turmeric.]


Serve hot with naan. Or just enjoy the Bhuna. No accessories needed!

You can make this with mutton as well. If you don't mind the red meat, that is.
 Another dish that Shiv will relish, Rohini :)

1 comment:

  1. This looks interesting!!! Thanks Andy!!! "Many a hearts broken... LOL" :P