Friday, November 10, 2006

Chicken Curry with Broccoli and apple salad

Bengali Murgir Jhol(Chicken Curry) with Broccoli and Apple Salad
Sometimes nice hearty meal let you feel with such satisfaction that no gold or silver can do that , chicken cooked in spicy ingredients is what my family crave for during winter time . This time I made Chicken Curry with some vegetable and potato for a change , and yes it is a welcome change in our daily menu , with bay seasoning it has a new flavour .

Chicken Curry with Broccoli and Potatoes

Recipe Requirements

~4 Chicken drumsticks
~1 medium onion Chopped finely
~5-6 cloves of garlic cut into pieces
~1 inch fresh ginger chopped finely
~½ tbs turmeric powder
~1 tbs of red pepper powder
~1-2 tbs Bay seasoning
~½ tbs coriander powder
~½ can Thai coconut milk
~4-5 Broccoli florets
~1 potato cut into half
~2-4 tbs of canola oil
~1 cup of Chicken Broth or warm water
~1-2 bay leaf
~1tsp of salt and 1/2 tsp of sugar

~Season the chicken drumstick with salt , black pepper and McCormick garlic pepper seasoning , cover and refrigerate for 1hr.
~Heat a saucepan , add canola oil, first fry the chicken drumsticks at med till brown on both sides ,fry potatoes also ..discard excess oil if necessary at this time …
~Add bay leaf ,add onions ,ginger and garlic fry them all at low for 5-7 mints till all become translucent. .
~Now add seasonings ,bay,turmeric,red pepper ,salt ,sugar ,black pepper , fry some more time 3-5 mints if there is oil coming out at the sides of the gravy ,its ready to take on chicken and potatoes.
~Add chicken pieces , Potatoes and fry at low for 5-7 mints ,add warm water or chicken broth…if want adry fry add less water ,we often eat it with warm cooked rice so ,added atleast 1cup of water..cover and cook at low .
~After some 30 mints or so add Broccoli and Thai coconut milk.
cover and cook at low for another 10 mints or till the drumsticks are soft and cooked to perfection.
~Serve and enjoy it with warm cooked rice or Roti and Apple salad

Apple salad

Recipe Requirements
~1 red delecious apple peeled and sliced into small pieces
~1 medium onion chopped finely
~¼ cup of pomegranate seeds
~¼ cup of pinenuts and cashews
~¼ cup of raisins and dried craneberries
~1 cup of yougurt or add some 1tbs of instant vanilla pudding for thick salad dip (for variation can add lemon juice and feta cheese with olive oil for that Greek Touch , instead of Yogurt)
~1 tsp McCormick garlic pepper seasoning
~salt and pepper as per taste
~Mix all in a large bowl and refrigerate for atleast 2hrs , serve with Chicken Curry .

some more recipes next time ,Bon Apetite and Happy Cooking


  1. Mantu, Delicious combo! What a diifferent recipe,sounds wonderful:)) Liked the Apple cake too ,check out my apple cake next wednesday:D

  2. Ya thanks Asha For stoping by, have a nice weekened and I will be eagerly waiting for that lovely apple cake....

  3. hi mantu, nice idea to team up chicken with broccoli

  4. Mantu,
    Apple cake turned out to be a knock out success. All credit to you. Hoping to try this chicken recipe some time soon.
    Great recipe.

  5. Sandeepa do try it also..

    Dear Kutus,
    I am so delighted you tried making it ,and yes it must be your love also that you put it in making the cake .I am glad it came out great ..Do try the chicken recipe also.Amake Janabe Kemon Laglo Nischoyi Kare...


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