Chicken Methi Qeema with Matar (Ground Chicken with Fenugreek and Peas)

Methi Qeema

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For the longest time my daughters would insist they don’t like qeema. I try not to take this personally but for someone who grew up on Aaloo Qeema and Daal this was hard to stomach. Then one day we were at a friends house for brunch and she had made a chicken qeema and lo and behold they were gobbling it up. Naturally I smiled and was all like “look at you,that’s great!” but inwardly I had that ugly moment that every mom has had. That “what’s wrong with my qeema” moment.

Methi Qeema

To this day I am not sure what the answer to that question is – I will stick to my guns on my making of a really good Aaloo Qeema as well as a good Chicken Karahi Qeema. However, I have discovered there is something about the quick magic of Methi Qeema that my kids really like. 

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Kid Friendly Hara Masala Drumsticks

Hara Masala Drumsticks

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One of Murphy’s Laws should be if one of your children loves something the other will probably hate it (unless it’s icecream). My little one takes such joy from chicken drumsticks. She loves to get in there and strip it down to bare bones. Her sister on the other hand thinks there is something terribly wrong with dark meat. More often than not I find myself taking the pieces off the bone for her to eat.

Hara Masala Drumsticks

I don’t mind really. For most of my life – I refuse to give an end date for this – my father did the same for me. 

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A No Tomato Smoky Highway Karhai Chicken

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If you had asked me if I had ever had a Karhai Chicken without tomatoes I would have firmly insisted no. And then I did and it all came back to me. Cramming into cars to go to the highly recommended highway restaurant, the charpoys and takhts scattered over large areas, the waiters deftly going by with their hot naans, and the smell, that amazing smell wafting through the air. It is the spices, but more than the spices its charcoal. Really, there is something about that smell that makes you feel like you can almost taste the best tikka in the world or perphaps the best karhai chicken. 

karhai chicken

Please note that the spice level in this recipe is quite high, but please do feel free to take it down a notch. I personally like the whole my mouth is on fire where is the cold bottle of coke when I need it feeling. But that’s just me.

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Instant Pot Tandoori Roast Chicken – Cooked in Under 30 Minutes!

Instant Pot Tandoori Roast Chicken

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I am slowing down with age. That’s a thing right. Is it a thing at 35? If not let’s pretend I am 55 and excuse my laziness. Here is the plain truth. I am all about everything from scratch meals. But sometimes, sometimes, I want to be able to make a no muss no fuss meal that’s inviting and impressive. And sometimes, sometimes I think it’s okay to take some short cuts. Like bust out a Shaan Masala packet (or two) and make some quick Instant Pot Tandoori Roast Chicken that literally falls of the bone. Imagine being so tired and being able to easily pull that off. Nothing feels quite as good as using some hot naan to break off some tender masala-licious chicken, scoop up a little of that spicy gravy and savour all that deliciousness. 

Instant Pot Tandoori Roast Chicken

Instant Pot Tandoori Roast Chicken
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Spicy Chicken Enchiladas with our Favourite Enchilada Sauce

Spicy Chicken Enchiladas with our Favourite Enchilada Sauce

Some times when I post a recipe I am torn between that “here it is” and “I am so so sorry it took so long” sentiment. I want to give a really good reason to you all for the wait, but I’d rather be honest. The reality is that when I make Enchiladas I am in such a rush to eat them that pictures aren’t really high priority at the time. That’s really it. It is incredibly hard to resist that sizzling sauce, the crispy melty cheese, the caramelized bits at the edge of the pan that I want to err…. tidy up. Yes let’s call it that. Whatever the reason for the delay, these Spicy Chicken Enchiladas with our Favourite Enchilada Sauce are finally here. I can make zero claims regarding the authenticity of these Spicy Chicken Enchiladas, but I can tell you that they are make-for-dinner-guests-good. If you’re the sharing kind that is. Spicy Chicken Enchiladas with our Favourite Enchilada Sauce

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