This chicken and mushroom curry is curry that's packed with full, fragrant flavour mild in heat yet so vibrant in flavour. Chef Style Mushroom Chicken is an innovative dish made combining various ingredients to make a luscious and appetizing dish. Succulent pieces of chicken coated with spicy flour and potato pieces which are pan fried and cooked in a mildly spiced sauce. The dish is extremely flavorful, having distinctive taste and goes well with rice, roti, noodles or fried rice etc.
The mix of batter coated pan fried chicken, potatoes and mushrooms cooked in chicken stock, pepper pd, soya sauce, tomato ketchup, garam masala powder makes the dish aromatic with vibrant flavor. The sauce of the gravy has a striking shine, chicken and mushrooms makes the dish just very alluring to eat and the addition of thyme offers a pleasant savor to the dish.
Recipe: Chef Style Chicken with Mushrooms
- All-purpose flour - ½ cup
- Salt - to taste
- Thyme - ¼ tsp
- Pepper powder - ½ tsp
- Oil - ¼ cup
- Potato - 100 gms
- Garlic cloves - 5 nos
- Bay leaf - 1 no
- Onion, slices - 2 nos
- Mushrooms - 150 gms
- Chicken stock - 1 cup
- Vinegar - 1 tbsp
- Garam masala powder - ½ tsp
- Soya sauce - ½ tsp
- Tomato ketchup - 1 tbsp
- Take a mixing bowl, add all-purpose flour, salt, thyme, pepper powder and mix well. Coat the chicken pieces with this flour mixture and keep aside.
- Heat oil in a pan and fry the chicken pieces until it get a nice brown color. Add potato pieces and fry until they are slightly browned. Remove and keep aside.
- In the same pan, add little more oil, add garlic cloves, bay leaf, onion slices, salt and sauté for 2 minutes.
- Once the onions are cooked, add mushrooms, crushed pepper powder, chicken stock, vinegar, garam masala powder, soya sauce, tomato ketchup and mix well. Cook for 2 minutes.
- Add fried chicken and potato pieces, cover the pan with a lid and cook for 15 minutes over slow flame.
- Serve hot with rice, roti, bread etc.
Thyme is a wonderful aromatic herb that retains much of its flavors when dry. It is an incredibly versatile herb that can be added to soups, stews, roasted fish or pork and also goes well with a variety of veggies like carrots, tomatoes, peas etc. Thyme has a subtle, dry aroma with a slightly minty flavor. It is often added in seasoning mix for poultry and stuffing. Thyme is commonly added in fish sauces, chowders and soups. Mushrooms are excellent ingredient that quick’s very fast, has a wonderful earthy flavor, is inexpensive and when cooked with other meats and spices complements well and is full of flavors.
Mushrooms are easily incorporated into a varied dishes such as soups, sauces, vegetable medley curries, stir-fries, pastas and rice dishes etc. On cooking, mushroom mingles well with spices which enhance the flavours and taste. They make the dish more dense, colourful, flavourful and aromatic. Mushroom Chicken is a perfect side dish that goes well with rice, noodles, fried rice etc. It is also the best way to enjoy the goodness with awesome delectable taste that pleases your taste buds with bliss.
This is a very comforting and welcoming dish and a great party dish suitable to serve and delight your guests. Mushroom & chicken are good sources of protein and also brings a pleasant change from the usual chicken curry or Manchurian fry. The Chef Style Mushroom Chicken is a brilliant and fantastic Indo-Chinese fusion dish that on cooking its fragrance would make heads turn for its aroma and flavours lingering around. Stir frying the battered coated fried chicken, potato and mushroom in the spicy sauce and other seasoning entices our palate as the flavours are enduring and overwhelming.
Fresh herbs and spices play a very important role in any cooking. They are generally termed as ‘masala’ in Hindi. The term spices apply to natural plant or vegetable products or mixtures in whole or ground form that are used for imparting flavour, aroma and piquancy to the food. Fresh herbs are generally sautéed in little oil before adding to the main vegetable or meat so that the delicate flavours are released in the dish. We in India primarily depend on spices for flavour and fragrance as well as colour, preservative and inherent medicinal qualities. All spices have a distinct flavour and taste.
A variety of spices are also mixed together to make various other combination spices which make the food more palatable and tasty. These combination spices are used in various culinary recipes all over India. Spices are made up of many parts of a plant such as fruits, roots, bark, flowers, leaves etc. Some spices add flavour to otherwise tasteless and bland food. Some are used for the beautification and garnishing of the food. Do try different variations while preparing and experiment with various flavours. Mushrooms are enjoyed for their flavour and texture.
The texture of the button mushroom is spongy and bit rubbery. They are very absorbent and clinch seasonings well. With a bit of gentle sautéing or stir frying, you could make tasty and delectable stir-fry mushrooms. Sautéing produces a browned, flavourful outer layer. They can impart their own flavours to food or take on the flavour of other ingredients. Their flavour normally intensifies during cooking, and their texture holds up well to usual cooking methods, including stir-frying and sautéing.
Mushroom are quiet popular as they contain 90 percent water and have few calories. They are cholesterol free and the fat and carbohydrate content is just minimal. Mushrooms are rich in protein and contain vitamins such as B, C and D, while a few contain vitamin A. Be aware that some of the vitamin values are destroyed during the cooking process. Do try this recipe and you will surely find the difference.
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