Monday, July 20, 2009

DINNER AT ITS BEST: BAKED WHOLE CHICKEN


Only 9 days are left for the big day. Birthday baby is all set to have a blast. After doing much research on the design and flavours, we have finally placed an order for the birthday cake.

"A" is having fun these days as she has started to walk. Its getting more and more difficult to keep her away from kitchen. She somehow manages to get past all the obstructions we have placed at the entrance and if not then starts to cry, either forcing me to leave the kitchen or letting her enter. At that time her high chair is the only thing that come to my rescue, man whoever made the high chair was a genious....:DShe is getting familiar with things now...Potato is one such thing, In urdu "aalu' is the word for potato, she calls it aaa...wu. It sounds so sweet, sometimes we ask her to say aalu over and over again. Bub bub is for sponge bob, mum mum is for water etc. I guess each and every phase of child development carries its own charm. To watch them grow is itself a treat. Isn't it???

BAKED WHOLE CHICKEN

Chicken is so versatile, one can make so many dishes out of it. Dry or in curry form, soup or salad, grilled, baked or fried, as a wrap, in a sandwich or layered with rice, topped on a pizza but one thing is for sure, it is equally liked by kids and grownups. My husband says, "It is not easy to ruin any dish made of chicken." So for chicken lovers or chicken khooor like us, Mr.chicken is featured atleast twice a week in any of the above mentioned form in our home. Sometimes I wonder what would be the world without chicken???....

........Hop on to the recipe


INGREDIENTS

1 WHOLE CHICKEN
1/2 CUP YOGURT
SALT TO TASTE
2 TSP GINGER/GARLIC PASTE
1 TSP TURMERIC POWDER
2 TSP RED CHILLI POWDER
2 TSP CORIANDER POWDER
1 TSP GARAM MASALA POWDER
1/2 TSP CHAAT MASALA POWDER
1/2 TSP TANDOORI MASALA POWDER
1/2 TSP BLACK PEPPER (FRESHLY GRINDED)
3 TBSP LEMON JUICE
A PINCH YELLOW FOOD COLOUR (OPTIONAL)
OIL
STEPS OF PREPARATION

1.Wash and drain the chicken, make slits on it with a knife, apply lemon juice and salt generously and keep aside.

2.In a bowl take yogurt, add all the ingredients to it and give it a good whisk.

3.Now apply the marinade all over the chicken, give it a marination time of 3-4 hours minimum, overnight is ideal so that all the spices seeped into the chicken.

4.Preheat oven, grease a baking tray, place chicken breast side down and drizzle oil over it.

5.Bake the chicken in a preheated oven at 400F for 30 minutes each side.

6.Serve hot, salad, naan and biryani complement the dish pretty well.

2 comments:

  1. thanks for the comment Faiza..it also tastes yummy..

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