1 Chicken washed and portioned. 1 large onion finely sliced & chopped.
Mix the Following: 3 medium sized tomatoes (grated or liquidized) Salt to taste. 1 Tblspn barshap masala 1/2 tspn tumeric/borrie 1 Tblspn curry masala 1 tspn durban masala 1 tspn leaf masala 1/2 tspn fine cumin masala 4 potatoes peeled & quartered. 1/2 cup plain yoghurt. Freshly chopped dhania. Braise the onion in 1 Tblspn olive oil.
Once lightly brown. Add the tomato mix. Allow to simmer for 3 mins, add 1/4 cup of water to it. Then add the chicken, potatoes and add water. 1 cup. You can adjust. Cook till done. Add yoghurt and dhania. Cook for 2 mins and serve with rice or roti and mix freshed veg(braised carrots, butternut & spinach).
# One can add 1 chillie slit in half for some spicyness.
KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN (My version) 1 tray of chicken 1 ½ cups butter milk oil for shallow frying 2 cups flour – 1 tsp salt ½ tsp pepper 1 tsp celery salt 4 tsp paprika 1 crumbled chicken stock cube (or 1 tsp chicken spice) 1 tsp oregano 1 tsp tarragon 1 tsp parsley ½ tsp thyme 1 tsp chives ½ tsp garlic powder ½ tsp onion powder 1 tsp Emeril seasoning (creole seasoning)
Method Place chicken in dish and cover with buttermilk for 1 hour. Mix all the spices in the sifted flour. Put in large plastic bag or shallow dish. Shake off excess buttermilk and coat the chicken in the flour (a few pieces at a time) and place on a rack until all the chicken is done. Shallow fry in medium/ hot oil till both sides are golden and crisp. Place on baking sheet and place in preheated oven at 160 degrees C for about 15 minutes to ensure chicken cooked through.
KFC MASH AND GRAVY Ingredients: Mashed potato 4 tbsp butter or shortening 4 tbsp flour 1/4 tsp sage 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp black pepper 1 beef stock cube 1 chicken stock cube 2 cups water
Directions: Boil the water and add stock cubes; stir until dissolved. Set aside. Mix flour, sage, garlic powder and black pepper in small bowl and set aside. Add butter in saucepan and stir over low heat until butter is melted. Add flour mixture to melted butter, stirring constantly. Cook until it takes on a golden brown color. Slowly pour the stock water to the flour/butter mixture, whisking constantly to prevent lumps. Turn the heat up to medium and continue cooking until you have a creamy, pourable gravy sauce. Pour over mashed potato.
CUCUMBER AND BLUE CHEESE SALAD Ingredients 1 English cucumber 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 spring onions chopped 3 tblsp yoghurt 1 tsp spearmint spice (or mint) Salt and pepper 3 tblsp crumbled blue cheese Paprika for sprinkling
Method Peel cucumber and chop finely. Drain excess water. Add chopped spring onion, garlic, salt and pepper and stir in yoghurt. Add spearmint spice and stir. Crumbled blue cheese on top and sprinkle a dash of paprika.
SWEET CARROTS Ingredient 2 large carrots 3 tblsp butter 2 tblsp brown sugar 3 tblsp orange juice Dash of cinnamon Dash of black pepper
Method Slice carrots and parboil for 5 minutes. Drain water. Add butter, brown sugar and orange juice and simmer with tight lid on low heat till carrots soft and liquid evaporated. Add cinnamon and black pepper before serving.
Cook 5 chicken breasts in the following: 2 Tblspn crushed black pepper. Salt to taste. 1/2 tspn tumeric. 1/2 Tspn garlic flakes. 1/4 cup chopped spring onions. 1 green chillie chopped. 2 lage potatoes Diced.
Cook with 1/2 cup water till dry and succulent. Add 1/2 cup chopped dhania. Chopped the chicken, potatoes. Add cubbed carrots, fetta, olives and enjoy with toast or a fresh green salad. Masala for chicken can be adjusted to your satisfaction.
Vegtable savory rice 1 1/2 cup Rice of choice Boiled till done (strain well) 1 large onion (finely chopped) Olive oil. Salt to taste. 2 punnets mushrooms sliced 2 green peppers sliced 4 carrots sliced finely 1 cup peas 1 cup corn
Braise onion in olive oil. Add all vegtables and stirfry. Add salt and pepper to taste. Once done add boiled rice. Mix well and serve.
Tandoori Masala Chicken 1 kg chicken (cleaned and portioned) Add the following masala as much as you want. 1 tspn Datar durban masala 2 Tblspn Datar chicken masala 3 Tblspn Datar Tandoori masala 2 Tbslpn Datar BBQ masala 2 Tblspn Datar Chicken Tikka masala Salt to taste 1/4 cup fresh dhania finely chopped Olive oil 1/2 cup tomato sauce.
Marinate and cook in the olive oil. Add a little water and cook till saucy.