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 – Chicken Tomato Tarkari (Nepali Food Recipe)

(Classic Tender Chicken Curried in Tomato and Himalayan Herbs)

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 lbs. chicken, black and white, skinned, boned, and cut into 1.5-in. cubes
  • 2 cups onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 5 dried red chilies
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 green cardamom, bruised
  • 2 cups tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup broth or water
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 4 tablespoons cooking oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro for garnish

DIRECTIONS

  • In a large bowl, season chicken pieces with salt and pepper.
  • Heat oil and brown chicken.
  • Reserve brown chicken in a plate.
  • Drain excess oil.
  • In a non-stick sauce pan, heat oil.
  • To the hot oil, add whole red chilies and bay leaf; fry for 30 sec.
  • Add turmeric and chopped onion, and fry until brown.
  • Put garlic and ginger into the onion mixture; fry for 30 sec.
  • To this mixture, add cumin powder, curry powder, chili powder, bruised cardamom, salt and pepper; mix well for a minute or so.
  • Transfer browned chicken pieces and chopped tomatoes into the spice mixture; stir well.
  • Add broth to the chicken mixture; set heat to low and let simmer until chicken pieces are tender, and the sauce has thickened up to a desired consistency, about 35-45 min.
  • When cooked, turn off the heat and add chopped cilantro to garnish.
  • Serve hot with rice and roti (flat bread).

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

Originally posted 2009-12-21 16:15:29.

Polutry – Duck [Hans] Tareko (Nepali Food Recipe)

(Crispy Deep-Fried Duck Marinated in Nepali Spices)

INGREDIENTS

  • 5-6 lb. whole duck, cleaned and washed
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili paste
  • 2 tablespoons ginger paste
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon ground timur (Szechwan pepper)
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Oil for deep frying

DIRECTIONS

  • In a small bowl, combine cumin, ginger, garlic, timur, nutmeg, half teaspoon of turmeric, salt and pepper; mix well.
  • Clean duck; wipe dry.
  • Rub duck inside and out with the spice mixture.
  • Let rest to marinate for at least eight hours.
  • Place marinated duck in a steamer and steam for at least one hour.
  • Remove from steamer and let cool down.
  • Combine a half teaspoon of turmeric, chili paste, molasses, honey and salt, and smother over the duck, inside and out.
  • In a deep fryer heat oil to 360oF.
  • Dip the steamed duck in frying oil.
  • Fry duck, turning periodically, until the duck skin is golden brown and crispy.
  • Remove from oil and place on paper towel to absorb excess oil.
  • To serve, cut crispy duck into bite-size pieces.
  • Serve with rice pilaf, accompanied with mango chutney.

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

Originally posted 2010-01-11 17:51:45.