Sometimes I feel that I can go any length to prove that I am a lazy cook. Everybody asks me, how I manage to cook. I must tell you – there are many many days that I really don’t cook, or just do it to survive because eating out all the time is not an option! Before I started blogging, my favorite pass-time was gawking at food blogs. At that time, the craze of cooking was just catching up. I used to go through, save a lot of them up, print them and also wonder how come these bloggers are all thin when they are eating such heavy stuff! 😀 Now that I am a blogger myself and get asked the same question by others, I can’t help but smile. First of all, I don’t make blog-worthy stuff everyday. Most of these posts you are seeing are all what I have gathered up during the days when I went on cooking marathons! I am a firm believer of “Make Hay while the Sun Shines”! 😉 Like me, if you are thinking why most of the bloggers look thin, it is because they take care of themselves. Many of them, including myself, will tell you that we gained a lot of weight because of blogging too, because we are constantly thinking of what is the next dessert or special dish to make and blog about! Once reality hits in the form of a titling weighing scale, we have a proper look at ourselves and feel shocked to see a completely different person in the mirror! Just what happened to me too… before three years, I was sharing my kitchen with umma but once I had my own kitchen, my experiments have really not weighed down well with me. How much ever we share, a majority still gets settled at home. As of now, I am limiting my trials and most of the time, they aren’t even blog worthy! I guess because I am making them with two minds and hence they tend to fail… Hehe…
Anyway, keeping all that talk aside and coming to this super easy chicken dish… All you will have to wash is your grinder jar after making the paste, and the pot that you cook the chicken in! I find this one of the easiest way of making use of that big bunch of mint and coriander that threatens to get spoiled in the fridge at any time! Grind them, mix the chicken with the paste and some basic kitchen staples, put into an oiled pan, cover and cook. Sounds easy? It is really easy, just like many other recipes on the blog, Alhamdulillah… Do try it when you feel lazy like me… 😉
- 1 kg chicken, cleaned and cut into medium pieces
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
- ½ tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp black pepper powder
- Salt to taste
- FOR GRINDING:
- 1 cup packed coriander, including stems
- 1 cup loosely packed mint leaves
- 3 green chilies
- 2 sprigs curry leaves
- Grind the ingredients under "for grinding" till smooth.
- Heat oil, saute ginger garlic paste.
- Add in the chicken and toss for three minutes.
- Add in the ground paste, turmeric, pepper and salt and mix well.
- Close the lid and cook till chicken is done.