Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Spicy Almond Chicken



Spicy Almond Chicken

Today's recipe is a spicy almond chicken. I wanted to try a chicken dish with almond paste. But this recipe is really quick and a simple stir fry. I used sliced toasted  almonds and it gives a nutty tasty crunch to the chicken. It is a spicy chicken can be served along with rice.

Ingredients
Chicken- 1 lb
Garlic- 5-6 pods
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Chilly powder or Cayenne pepper- 11/3 tsp
(or according to your spice tolerance)
Almond paste- 2 tbs
Tomato paste- 2 tbs
Pepper powder- a pinch
Garam masala- 3/4 tsp
Whole red chilly- 2
Sliced almonds- 1/3 cup
Chopped coriander- a hand full
Salt according to taste
Oil- 2-3 tbs


Clean and cut chicken into small pieces (use boneless chicken). Marinate chicken for half an hour with salt,turmeric, and pepper powder.
Heat oil in a pan and toast sliced almonds till slight golden,drain  and set aside (or spread the sliced almonds on a baking and toast in the oven). In the same oil add dry red chilly and saute for a minute followed by minced garlic. Saute for a few seconds and add the marinated chicken and stir fry for two to three minutes. Add chilly powder, almond paste and tomato paste and fry for one more minute till it coats well.Cover and cook for two or three minutes. Sprinkle a few drops if you feel it is sticking to the bottom. Add the toasted almonds,garam masala and sprinkle chopped coriander. Stir fry in high for one more minute. Serve this lemon wedges along with any flavored rice.


Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!


26 comments:

  1. looks so tempting, love the masala.

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  2. Almond chicken looks delicious Suja. Love it sure it almond added crunch to the recipe.

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  3. looks so delicious, never tried chicken w/almond before........

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  4. Looks so good.Have never tried before.

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  5. Excellent, Stupendous and Mouthwatering almond chicken. Pics are amazing.
    Deepa

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  6. Looks so good. Love the addition of crunchy almonds

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  7. the chicken looks really tempting...

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  8. gorgeous and saucy almond chicken...got hooked to those amazing food clicks :-)

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  9. Looks very tempting and delicious Suja !!!

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  10. Looks wonderful dear, but my long time doubt is that boneless chunks that I cook most of the time is not done properly although i cook for several minutes together, is there any valuable tip for cooking perfect boneless chunks?

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    1. I used boneless chicken breast. Slanted slicing helps to cook better and evenly ( 3/4 inch thickness) and use a medium high temperature. Boneless chicken cooks faster and will not take more than 7-8 minutes.Do not cook it too long because it will dry out the chicken. If the chicken is no longer pink in the inside and is firm..or just test by taking one piece and cut through it and if it is white color in the inside means it is done. Hope that helps Arthy.

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  11. Very nutty,highly tempting and very delicious chicken,very irresistible.

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  12. Wow that sure looks delicious. Love the clicks.

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  13. OMg.....wat a dish....i would just finish the whole plate

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  14. Hi dear. Just passed on two awards to you. You deserve every bit of them. Hugs to you

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    1. Thanks so much Shella, so sweet of you, feeling so happy, thanks for remembering me :)

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