Friday, June 10, 2016

Feel Good Food – Orange Chicken – Simple Recipe

Feel Good Food
ORANGE CHICKEN
Simple Recipe
by
VIKRAM KARVE 

Are you feeling Low  in a Blue Mood...? 

Thats how I am feeling right now. 

Hungry and Lonely in Wakad. 

I need to feel good

So  I am going to do something to cheer me up and brighten my spirits. 

I am going to cook myself an Orange Chicken. 

Even if I don’t cook it – just thinking about it is making me feel good

Let me tell you the recipe for this marvellous hot tangy chicken dish, innovative, passionate, something different, and breathtaking in its simplicity, which is guaranteed to warm your insides, zest up your palate, lift your spirits, pep you up and fill you with cheer. 

(Disclaimer: Please try this recipe at your own risk. Apart from the ingredients mentioned – the main ingredient is LOVE – so make it with lots of Love)

Go to your neighbourhood supermarket or store, pick up a one kilogram packet of frozen jointed chicken pieces and a few cartons of fruit juices 

(For this recipe – we will use orange juice – but  I’ll tell you a few recipes with other juices too  and I am sure you will innovate and discover new recipes of your own). 

Okay  you will need one juicy lemon  a 100 gram packet of butter  a teaspoon of cornflour  a spoon of red chilli powder  and  a bit of salt and pepper  that’s all.

First  thaw the chicken pieces  squeeze the lemon over it  add chilli powder  salt and pepper  mix well  and  let it marinate for an hour or two.

Heat the butter in a pan and fry the marinated chicken on low heat till the chicken is nicely cooked and dry. 

In case the chicken starts to stick while cooking  add some lemon juice  and add dollops of butter from time to time. 

Oh Yes – do taste and confirm the taste is right while cooking – and add salt/pepper seasoning as required.

Cover and let the chicken cook for sometime (but keep an eye on the chicken while it is cooking) 

But  at the end of the cooking  the chicken must be golden brown and dry from outside  and succulent and tender from inside.

Now  let us make the orange sauce while the chicken is cooking

In a saucer  make a paste of cornflour with a little orange juice.

Boil a large glass of orange juice on high heat  and  when it becomes about half the quantity  briskly stir in the cornflour paste  and  keep stirring till it thickens  and then  pour the bubbling hot syrup over the hot cooked chicken.

If you want to indulge in some passionate foodie romance  ignite your foodie date  eat the tangy zesty orange flavoured chicken hot and fresh with your loved one  all cuddled up and romantic. 

Yes – I like to have this zesty dish with fresh soft buns or milk bread or freshly baked hot pav.

Remember  you must finish off the dish in one go  nice and hot. 

The dish it loses its pepping-up effect if it is re-heated. 

(By the Way  the word Dish refers to the Orange Chicken).

Try this zesty dish whenever you are in the blue mood  and see for yourself  how you cheer up and feel good. 

Happy Eating. 

VIKRAM KARVE
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Disclaimer: Please try this recipe at your own risk after doing due diligence.  Apart from the ingredients mentioned – the main ingredient is LOVE – so make it with lots of Love

Revised Version of My Recipe FEEL GOOD FOOD – ORANGE CHICKEN posted online earlier in this blog at urls: http://karvediat.blogspot.in/2011/05/feel-good-food-orange-chicken.html  and  http://karvediat.blogspot.in/2012/01/hungry-and-lonely-in-wakad-time-for.html 
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