12 January 2010

Let it snow, let it snow...!

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

Marinade 2:
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.


vineetha said...

Happy to see u back after a long time..2 yrs before I used to read ur posts but later I too took a long break of 1 1/2 yrs..when I came back u were on a break I guess..

Asha said...

Happy Pongal to you. We had some snow, but today it's 53F. YAY!! Yummy grilled chicken, slurp.

Sushma Mallya said...

Happy pongal jyothsna..chicken looks mouthwatering and liked the recipe of it too..thanks for sharing and u got a lovely blog too...thanks for dropping by and leaving a lovely comment...hope to c u again...take care

Mallugirl said...

U finally posted. so nice to have u back . did u visit london for the break?

Jyothsna said...

Vineetha - Thanks, ya I was on a long break!

Asha - Hope you had a lovely Pongal too. It's back to the gloomy grey weather now I guess!

Sushma - Thankyou and see you around!

Mallugirl - I relocated to London with baby, bag and baggage some months ago, thats why I have been missing in blogworld!

sra said...

What an unusual recipe! And how well-behaved your daughter was, you must show her this post after she grows up!

Bong Mom said...


How lucky to have such a sweet angel. If I were to take the littlest one to the theater I am sure they would have canceled the show ;-)

But I did watch "3 Idiots" with a friend, the Dads watched the kids.

This chicken recipe is surely very different , orange & chicken should bring a nice flavor

Linda said...

I've never seen a chicken recipe like this -- it goes straight to the top to try! And a new baby -- did I miss alot or what! Congratulations, Jyothsna! And happy new home to you as well. Glad to have you back! :)

Jyothsna said...

Sra - I will!

San - We were worried we'd be kicked out!:)

Linda - Thankyou!

shahana said...

Looks Yummyyyy!!!!

tasteofbeirut said...

We are finally getting some snow here, it is so much fun! It will only last for 48 hours!
By the way, that dish looks like just what I need right now!

Poonam said...


笨蛋 said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

An Open Book said...

Hi Jyothsna..thanks for dropping by my blog, always nice 2 meet fellow londoners..whr in london are u based?

Bong Mom said...

You start blogging ok, this devoted follower will be there :-)

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