Chicken – Chicken Chow Chow (Nepali Food Recipe)

(Himalayan Pan-Fried Noodles with Chicken)

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb. Tibetan noodles or spaghetti
  • 1 lb. chicken breast, cut into 1/4-in. slices in 1.5-in. length (can be substituted with lamb or shrimps)
  • 2 cups julienned mixed vegetables (carrots, bean sprouts, green beans, green pepper, and celery)
  • 2 cups spinach, washed and cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil for browning chicken
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3 fresh chilies, julienned
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon timur (Szechwan pepper)
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil for pan-frying
  • 1/2 cup scallions, cut in 1-in. length for garnish
  • Salt and pepper

DIRECTIONS

  • Cook noodles in boiling salted water until slightly undercooked.
  • Drain and rinse.
  • In a large bowl, season chicken pieces with salt and pepper.
  • Heat two tablespoons of oil in a non-stick pan and brown chicken until almost cooked.
  • Transfer chicken to a bowl.
  • Drain the excess oil.
  • In the pan, heat two tablespoons of cooking oil.
  • Splitter fenugreek seeds until they turn dark.
  • Add onions; fry till light brown.
  • Add turmeric, garlic, ginger, chilies and timur.
  • Stir well for a minute or so.
  • Transfer browned pieces of chicken to the pan and add tomatoes; stir well.
  • Add soy sauce and cook the chicken mixture until the chicken is tender, about five minutes or so.
  • Add the noodles and vegetables to the chicken mixture, pan-fry for about five minutes until the vegetables are tender.
  • Add spinach, and fold into the noodles for a minute or so, until spinach is wilted and the excess liquid is completely evaporated off.
  • Garnish with scallions. Serve with roti (flat bread).

Source: http://nepalicooking.tripod.com/poultry.htm
Author: Tulsi Regmi

Originally posted 2009-12-05 12:16:36.

Chicken – Mango Chicken Tarkari (Nepali Food Recipe)

(Nepali Chicken Curried with Mango and Spices)

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 lbs. chicken breast, cut into 1/2-in. slices
  • 2 cups ripe mango, diced
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili paste
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorn
  • 4 tablespoons clarified butter
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro for garnish

DIRECTIONS

  • In a non-stick sauté pan, heat two tablespoons of butter.
  • Fry a tablespoon of black pepper corn for 30 sec.
  • Add turmeric and onion and sauté until translucent.
  • Add garlic, ginger and cumin powder; stir well for a minute or so.
  • Put the mango chunks into the onion mixture; mix well and sauté for five minutes to allow sweating of the mango.
  • Add chili paste, salt and pepper; stir thoroughly for the complete incorporation of the ingredients.
  • Allow the mango mixture to simmer for another 10 minutes or so.
  • Reduce the mixture by half.
  • Remove from heat and transfer to a blender for pureeing.
  • Puree the mango mixture into a mango sauce.
  • In a large bowl, season chicken pieces with salt and pepper.
  • In a non-stick sauce pan, heat two tablespoons of butter.
  • Add chicken mixture and brown well over medium heat for 8-10 minutes until the chicken pieces are almost done.
  • To the browned chicken add pureed mango mixture and stir well to coat all the pieces of chicken.
  • Lower the heat and allow braising for 10-15 minutes until the chicken pieces are tender and a desired consistency of the mango sauce has been achieved.
  • Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  • Garnish with a tablespoon of chopped cilantro.
  • Serve with rice and roti (flat bread).

Source:http://nepalicooking.tripod.com/poultry.htm
Author:Tulsi Regmi

Originally posted 2010-01-26 16:19:06.

Chicken – Gorkhali Chicken Chop (Nepali Food Recipe)

(Nepali Chicken Cutlets)

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb. whole chicken breasts, skinned and boned
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 beaten eggs for egg-wash
  • 1 cup for frying
  • Salt and Pepper

Marinade:

  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon timur (Szechwan pepper)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chili paste
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • Salt and Pepper

DIRECTIONS

  • Butterfly chicken breasts.
  • Wrap the butterflied chicken with a plastic foil and pound with mallet to thin down the chicken pieces to about 1/4-in. thickness.
  • Transfer it to a large bowl.
  • In a bowl, combine all marinating ingredients into a smooth paste.
  • Pour the marinade over the tenderized chicken pieces; cover the bowl and marinate overnight in refrigerator.
  • Season egg mixture with salt and pepper.
  • Season flour with curry powder, chili powder, salt and pepper.
  • Take out marinated chicken breasts from the bowl, dip in the egg mixture, and spread over the seasoned flour to coat.
  • In a non-stick pan, heat oil.
  • Fry coated  chicken in hot oil, frequently turning, until cooked golden brown.
  • To serve, cut the cutlets into 1-in. strips; arrange on the bed of rice pilaf and stir-fried vegetables.
  • Add tomato achar to the chicken pieces.

Source: http://nepalicooking.tripod.com/poultry.htm
Author: Tulsi Regmi

Originally posted 2009-12-10 12:09:16.