Happy New Year to all! We brought in the new year watching "3 Idiots" and a fun movie it was! Much as I'd have liked to watch the London Eye light up when the clock struck twelve, it wasn't a great idea to expose a baby to freezing weather! So we went to the theatre, with fingers crossed that the little one would behave well and also braced ourselves for the eventuality that she may scream the place down and we'd have to leave the movie mid-way! But the sweet little lady was at her best behaviour and slept five minutes before the movie began, all through to the next morning!
Last week brought in snow and more freezing weather that seemed to have a magical effect on my baby. She lights up seeing snow everywhere and tries to "catch" the snowflakes! She loved touching snowballs and "throwing" them, and perhaps thinks the snowman is real? On snowy days she is all smiles, no tantrums, no wailing or crying for attention all the time! Now, isn't that wonderful? Tell me, have you experienced such changes in your child when it snows?
Cold weather calls for warm food and we've been gorging on plenty! This recipe for Narangi Chicken was found in an old issue of the Friday magazine. The recipe called for boneless chicken but I used chicken legs and drumsticks and it turned fine. It is a little unusual to use orange in the marinade but it did make a succulent, rich and creamy chicken with a hint of tang.
For Narangi Chicken you need:
12 chicken legs and drumsticks
For marinade 1:
1 tbsp ginger paste
2 tsp garlic paste
1 cup fresh orange juice
1 tsp lime juice
1/2 tsp salt
3 eggs whisked
1 orange peeled and segmented
4 green chillies finely chopped
4 tbsp grated cheese
1 tbsp cashewnut paste
2 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar, optional
Make slits on the skinned and cleaned chicken legs. Mix together all the ingredients of marinade 1 and rub it into the chicken. Marinate for 2 hours.
Mix the eggs, cheese, green chillies, salt, coriander and orange from marinade 2 till the orange segments separate and are evenly distributed. Add sugar if the orange is sour. Remove chicken from marinade 1 and add it to marinade 2. Refrigerate for 4 hours.
Grill for 6-8 minutes and serve with sliced onions and lime.