Thursday, June 30, 2011

Chicken legs with capsicum and spring onions

Little S needs his daily dose of stories before he goes off to sleep. All efforts to try and dodge him fails as miserably as the talks between the Indian and Pakistani govts ! If I tell him I’ll read, he’ll immediately refuse…he hates the sight of books….it reminds him of studies. What he wants me to do is, read the story before getting into his bed, and then narrate it to him in my own words. Now that calls for preparation, which needs prior planning. I keep doing it for all my activities during the day, and the last thing I would want to add to my to-do list is a prior planning and preparation for bed-time stories. But S wants it that way, and everyone who has a child knows who the boss at home is after babies arrive! So I do too….had to learn the hard way. I have tried to trick him by making up stories after going to bed without a preparation, but who has ever got away trying to fool a child? I would be nudged out of my doze by an irritated S 
“Mamma just now it was a crocodile pulling the deer to the water; how did it become a tiger? You are not concentrating…” the little one would complain, to my embarrassment.

So now I have resorted to a trick. Once in a while I play a game with him, where I tell a sentence and ask him to continue the story with another, then again I tell a sentence and then he…hope you get the drift. Whoever dozes off, loses….and the other person wins a prize. Guess who wins everytime ? I know its bad to trick a child out of a bed-time story…but even Mamma needs a break once in a while :P.
My dish today is a chicken drumstick preparation with capsicum and spring onions that S loves..

Chicken legs with capsicum and spring onions

Chicken legs
Eggs : 1 for 3 legs
Capsicum: 1 cut into thin slices
Spring onions: chopped into 1” pieces
Onion: 1 large cut into thin slices
Ginger garlic paste: 1 tbsp
Tomato: 1 small, finely chopped
Chilli pdr: ½ tsp
Worcestershire sauce: 1 tsp
Oyster sauce: 1 tsp
Cornflour 1tsp
Salt: ½ tsp
Turmeric: pinch
Oil: 2 tbsp

How to:
Step1: Marinade the chicken legs with ginger-garlic paste, salt and chilli pdr. for about 1 hr. If you can marinade for more, nothing like it.
Step2: Beat the cornflour , the egg, a little salt and keep the batter ready.
Step3: Dip the marinated chicken legs in the batter and shallow fry them in a frypan till they are cooked and remove.
Step4: In the same oil, fry the onion till golden.
Step5: Add the capsicum slices and the spring onions, the remaining batter and sauté a little.
 Step6: Add the Oyster and the W’shire sauce and the legpieces. Mix well, cover for 2 minutes and remove.

Done !! Simple, hassle-free and excellent with Chinese rice or any variety of fried rice. Little S loves it with noodles on a Saturday night!

1 comment:

  1. Dear Jhimly
    Very nice recipe and new for me. I am seeing a dish with Worcestershire sauce after a long long time, people have started forgetting this great sauce.
    Have a nice weekend


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