April 14, 2008

Khatte Chicken

Chicken is one of our all time favourite non veg delicacy, and usually tastes good in any shape or form. I had been making chicken mostly the same routine way like curry or with coconut milk or dried chicken, so decided to try something different and something which didn't require a lot of effort too.

Hence my hunt began looking on the Internet (the obvious source) and also the cookery book collection that I had been piling on , that is when I came across a baked and rich chicken recipe in one of the cookery books(the Indian menu planner) called Katte Chicken,

so an experiment was on its way.

I was pretty sure that this would be different from the rest of the chicken dishes I make as it had new ingredients or the ones I never used along with chicken.

Above all that this was going to be baked , but my work paid off (not that I did much :))this turned out really good and is for sure a keeper.


chicken breasts 12

almond paste 3 tbs

black pepper pwd 1 tsp

cumin seeds 1 tsp

capsicum 3 oz (optional)

ginger garlic paste 4tsp

green chilly 4

lemon juice 1tbs

onions in rings 2/3 cup

saffron 1 pinch

salt to taste

butter 1 stick

yogurt 1cup

  • Hang the yogurt in a cheese cloth until reduced by half.
  • Make a marinade of yogurt, ginger garlic paste salt cumin pepper lemon green chilly and almond paste, leave it aside for half and hour to marinate.
  • Grease a baking vessel place the chicken pieces without overlapping. Arrange the onions and capsicum rings over the chicken pieces and pour the remaining marinade over it.
  • Add dollops of butter and bake in oven for 20 minutes at 300 F.
  • Remove and sprinkle saffron, and let it stay for 10 mins more.
  • Serve with roti or hot rice.


Seena said...

Never heard this name b4.The ingredients show it is a delicious dish! :)

lan said...

definitely a different kind of chicken. thanks MR for coming by my blog and the nice comments. do post more of your recipes.

Anonymous said...

interesting chicken dish !!!

Purnima said...

Unusual name, MR! How beautiful it looks! (Just wanted to confirm, it calls for 12 chicken breasts??- for my family needs thats 4 times the usual qty :D)

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