Quick Fix Dinners

The below dishes can be served with salad, fries, naan or baked potatoes perfect for weekend winter nights. Keeps bellies full and a warm house 😍 Mix & match with the above options and enjoy!

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Jeera Chicken 

 1 chicken cut into 8 pcs                                               Utensils to use- 1 large bowl
 salt to taste                                                                    9 by 13 inch glass oven proof casserole dish
2-3 green chillies, chopped
 1 Tblsp half crushed black pepper
 1/2 tsp turmeric pd
 2 lemon juice, I add a bit more 😉
 1 Tblsp half crushed cumin seeds
 Marinate the chicken in the above spices and half-cook on low flame. Put the chicken into an oven proof dish and cook in the oven till well done. It takes about half hour to 45 minutes total ime. Oven temp- 200 C.

 Chicken Drumsticks 

10 Chicken drumsticks
 salt to taste


1 cup yogurt                                                    Utensils to use- blending machine
2-3 green chillies                                             Cookie tray lined with tin foil
1tsp chilli pd
1tsp turmeric pd
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp cumin pd
1 Tblsp ginger-garlic paste
1 Tblsp gram flour
1 bunch coriander leaves

 Marinate the drumsticks in the blended masala and when ready to cook, arrange on a tray and broil at 350 Fahrenheit till well done, flip and broil on the second side. Make sure it does not dry out.

Grilled Chicken

1 chicken cut into 8 pcs
salt to taste
1tsp chilli pd
1tsp turmeric pd
1tsp garam masala
1 Tblsp tomato paste
1 lemon juice
2 Tblsp ginger-garlic paste

Marinate the chicken in the above masala for 6-8hrs. Grill and reserve the marinade. Grind 3-4 tomatoes, add 1 lemon juice, salt and chilli pd and put in the marinade (if it's not thick enough add  1Tblsp tomato paste). Heat 2Tblsp oil and add the tomato mixture. Cook till it is thick, add the grilled chicken and put it in heated oven 1 hr prior to serve.

Grilled Chicken-2

1 whole chicken-slit in butterfly. 
salt to taste
1 lemon juice

Marinate mix:
1/2 cup yoghurt
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper pd
1/4 tsp turmeric pd
1 tsp garlic paste
1 tsp rosemary ( dried or fresh)
2 Tblsp Olive oil

Clean the chicken well and rub the salt and lemon juice. After preparing the marinate, coat the chicken well and leave it aside for 6-8 hours. Broil well on both sides making sure not to dry it out.

Garam masala can be store bought at any South Asian grocery store or you can make your own by grinding the below spices in a coffee grinder

1 Tablespoon cumin seeds
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
1 tablespoon whole cardamoms
1 tablespoon cinnamon pieces
5 cloves
1 tablespoon black pepper

Lightly roast on a frying pan before grinding it.

Tip:  The secret to any barbecue or broiling is the marinate. The longer you keep the meat for marination the tastier it becomes.