Saturday, June 26, 2010

RARA Chicken

Today I going to share with you some non-vegetarian dish. This is something new (at least for me)..I don't know how many of you are heard of this delicious chicken dish- "RARA Chicken". When I get this recipe idea I was wondering about its name. I started searching about it and finally got that it is a punjabi cuisine(rara means dry in punjabi) and it is the dry form of chicken curry.. However when I prepared the dish, it didn't come out as dry as I thought. But it was tasty :). I can gurantee that this is a very tasty chicken dish but it's preparation is not that easy.. if u have time then only start preparing this.. best combo with chapathi and fried rice.
When I asked my hus about this name, he told me that he never heard about such a dish and advised me to be careful while trying these kind of unknown dishes. But after tasting my new dish he said: "Kollallo, oru variety chicken curry koode kittiyallo.. (Good..got one more variety  chicken recipe). I was too happy because it was worth my effort and got a new delicious dish.. (Thankful to chef Lakshmi).
About the recipe: As I mentioned earlier it is not an easy task but not that complex/difficult.. We have to combine so many things together to prepare this delicious curry. The easy part is Phase 1 - "cooking the onion and ggg". Do not add more than two cups of water for cooking the ingredients.. If u r feeling the water is less, just add some water during grinding. Be careful while frying the onion and ggg's in Phase 3. The onion get burn very easily.. Do not add the burnt onion to the curry, it spoils the entire curry. Fry the ggg and onion separately. Cut the onion into very small pieces for frying. Use enough oil for frying otherwise it will take long time to get the onion to fry.
In the last phase just use paste of 4 or 5 cashew nuts.  if u use more cashews add more red chilli as well: otherwise the chicken curry have sweet taste.
Ok let me share the details of this recipe.Try it, sure ur loved ones is going to love this dish .
Ingredients
For Phase1
Ginger:medium size
Garlic: 5 pods
Green chili: 3 nos
Onion: 1 medium
Tomato: 1 no
Turmeric: 1/2 tsp
Redchili Powder: 1 tsp
Coriander Powder: 1/2 tsp
sallt :to taste
water: 1-2 cup
For Phase2
Chicken:1 pound
For Phase3
Oil:1/4 cup
onion: 1 medium
Ginger: 1 medium size
Garlic:5 pods
Green chii: 2 no
For Phase4
Oil: 1 tbsp
Red chili powder/Kashmiri chii powder:11/2 tbsp
Ground cumin: 1/2 tsp
Kasoori methi :1 tbsp
Garam Masala: 11/2 tbsp
Tomato:1 no
Cashew nut:3-5 nos
water: for soaking the cashews
coriander leaves:some
Preparation
Phase1
Step1:
  • Crush the ginbegr garlic and green chili.
  • Cut the onion into small pieces
  • Cut the tomato into 8 pieces
Step2:
  • Cook the ginger garlic green chili onion tomato along with turemric powder chili powder coriander powder and salt.Add 1-2 cups of water.Cook it for 10-15 minutes in medium heat.Close the pan and cook it.
  • Let the cooked mix to cool down.Once it cooled make a nice paste of the cooked mix using a mixer
Phase2
Step3:
  • Cook the chicken with the grinded mix until the chicken is well cooked.Add water as much required
Phase 3: 
Step4: 
  • Cut the ggg and onion into very small pieces.
  • In another pan heat oil.fry the  GGG until nicely fried .
  • Fry the onions until crispy.Fry the ggg and onion seperatley.
Phase4: 
Step5:
  • In the same pan take the 1 tbsp oil(if excess oil is there transfer them into other container) add the kasmiri chili powder ,ground cumin,kasoori methi and garam masala..saute for 30 seconds
  • Add the sliced tomato into it saute for 1-2 minute.(Keep the heat level low)
  • Add the cooked chicken with gravy into the frying oil. Mix all together.
  • Add the Fried onion and gggs.
  • Change the heat level into medium.cook the chicken for 3-5 minute.
  • Make a nice paste of soaked cashews and add the cashew paste into the boiling chicken curry. Mix Well and just heat it for 30 seconds
  • Garnish with some coriander leaves.
The delicious Chicken rara is ready .Have it with fried rice.
Cook's Tip
  • Do not add more than 2 cup of water for boiling the mix in phase1.
  • ''ggg is ginger garlic and greenchili.
  • Adjust the spice level according to your taste.
  • Do not overcook the chicken in phase 2
  • Be careful while frying the onion.If u r burn the onion while frying, it spoils the entire taste
  • In the last step just mix all the ingredients and then just heat it. No need to boil the curry..
  • According to ur taste u can use more cashews. You can use some cream for making the paste of the cashews. It ill give a nice flavor.

53 Said:

Priya said...

Rara chicken, the name itself very attractive, i suddenly thought of chandhramuki (ra ra song)..lolz..Rara chicken makes me hungry dear..

Satya said...

hi prani,
this curry looks awesome n must be gr8 treat for chicken lovers :)

Krishnaveni said...

delicious chicken...worth trying....nicely explained. great

Guna's kitchen said...

i never heard abt dis dish... its totaly new to me.... really difficult and time taking.... good work... the curry luks awesome... tempting too... thnx for shraing diff recipe... i'll definitely try dis and i'll tell u

Jay said...

very tempting click dear. just pass d plate to me.

Rach said...

Rara did remind me of chandramuki :) Was bit to curious to read what this was... Sounds very lengthy process. But the end product seems to be too good :) Lovely clicks :)

Kairali sisters said...

hey prani, njanum kandirunu rra chicken episode in Magic oven i too wnated to make it, but time kittande...KOllam alle..

Love
Suji (KS)

Swathi said...

Rara chicken curry kollam I like Lakshmi Nair's Magic oven. She makes good recipes.

The Housewife said...

Looks really good! I'm sure the cashews and the kasoori methi adds good flavor to the dish!

Uma said...

curry looks tempting.. liked the ingredients used.. am trying this for sure :)

divya said...

curry looks tempting and delicious..

Priti said...

Thanks for the name details..I was wondering the same too :)....looks gud n yup new to me too

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Never heard of this dish name, seems long process but turned out great....

Sushma Mallya said...

Very unique name, but the dish looks mouthwatering...

BeenaShylesh said...

kannann adipolli keto..kurachu kazhijittu time kittumbol try chyan.thalkkallam vegam onnum ella....sukkam thanna alla...

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Lovely name to an equally lovely chicken dish that got thumbs up from your hubby!

Umm Mymoonah said...

looks delicious, when i first saw your recipe name, it remembered me of a tamil song from chandramukhi, i thought it was something related to that:-)

Priya said...

lovely recipe ...looks awesome :)

Suja Sugathan said...

Hi how r u?
Curry looks awesome,delicious and tempting..name very attractive.

Sayantani said...

when i first heard i thought its some african dish but see its Punjabi. thats why love the blogosphere so many things we get to know. looks delicious and very creamy gravy.

Happy Cook said...

Wowo such a delicous looking chicken curry wish i had this for my dinner with plain rice.

Niloufer Riyaz said...

lovely chicken curry with a different name

agrigirl said...

This dish looks tasty. I love Indian food but find some of the recipes really complex. I like the way you put the cook's tips at the end - really helpful.

PJ said...

delicious recipe, its new to me. i suppose rara chicken sounds more appetizing than 'dry chicken' :)

shriya said...

Thats some different chicken recipe. I am bookmarking it. Love it.

Sook said...

The chicken dish looks amazing! I love the thick sauce! Looks so flavorful!

Angie's Recipes said...

Didn't know about the chicken, but it looks so tempting with that bright yellow colour and saucy gravy to me.

Pavithra said...

The name is sooooooooo unique and interesting.. looks yummy!!!

Shabs.. said...

Nice curry my dear.....and loved the name!

Sarah Naveen said...

real new one to me...looks so delicious...

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Vidhya said...

Rara chicken dish looks tempting and delicious

Babli said...

Very beautifully and deliciously prepared chicken. I liked the name very much as it sounds interesting. I feel like having it now itself as it looks spicy and tempting.
Bori is made of dal and it is a special food of Bengali. I have given the picture of bori and you can have a look to have a clear idea.

Suman Singh said...

hmm..rara chicken sounds interesting..never heard of this name but going through the recipe sounds familiar...good you have tried and posted it...looks yummilicious...

Yummy Team said...

Yum Yum!! Interesting name and recipe, Prani..Will try it for sure :)

Simply Life said...

oh I bet the cashews add a great texture and flavor!

Tes said...

This recipe looks amazing. It's so delicious... I know...

Mary said...

This looks and sounds delicious. It has been my experience that anything that looks this good will also taste good. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Raina said...

The pictures of this chicken dish make it look so delicous that I wish I could eat it right now. This sounds like it was worth the effort. Thanks for sharing it:)

Sridevi said...

Should try this Rara chicken once...Looks delicious and good.

Viki's Kitchen said...

As the name implies, it is much inviting. Surely I will try it and let you know dear. Superb recipe and great pictures.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Looks so inviting Prani..... Being a chicken lover this is making me week in my knees....Nice and perfect texture because of cashews.And very interesting name also.

Glad to follow you...

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

vineetha said...

Wow perum kollam kanditum adipoli..I too like to make new dishes with chicken..Before I started blogging I only knew few recipes with chicken,have tried so many for blogging and have tried a few from other blogs too,I am definitely adding this to my try list :)

Pravs said...

Like the name of the chicken curry and looks delicious for all that hard work.

Pravs said...

Like the name of the chicken curry and looks delicious for all that hard work.

arthi said...

Looks yummy and nice presentation!!

PranisKitchen said...

priya sathya krishnaveni asha jay rach suji swathi the housewife uma divya priti treat and trick sushma beena cool lassie ayesha priya suja sayantini happy cook niloufer agrigirl pj shriya sook angie shabs pavitra sarah viju vidhya babli suman yummy team simply life tes mary raina sridevi viki hamaree rasoi vineetha pravs arthi thanks for the lovely comments dear frnds..Keep visiting

Anonymous said...

hey i tried this :) wd more onions n tomatoes and a little cream in d end....it came out soo well... thanks

Anonymous said...

Tried it just the way yesterday and it was good. Thanks for posting this.

Ayshwarya Singh said...

This is very delicious, i have to eat this item at my friend house its really amazing and beautiful in taste. thanks for sharing. chowringhee satya niketan menu

Vijay Sunda said...

Nice you explain well

Vijay Sunda said...

Nice you explain well

Naina Ahuja said...

Hi, Don't we need to marinate the chicken ??

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