Chicken is a versatile meat that is savored in many forms. Chefs all over the world have experimented with chicken in a verity of spices and have gifted many a delicious dishes to the meat lovers!
We are listing here 5-must try chicken preparations served by the chefs at Holachef; read ahead with caution as the list might have you salivating and lead you to craving some juicy chicken delicacies!
Chicken Dum Phukht Biryani
Biryani traces its origin to Mughlai, Awadhi and Hyderabad cuisines. This has given its many flavors and preparation styles; making it a sought-after dish by many the world over.
Dum Pukht cooking style involves slow oven-cooking of chicken and vegetables in a sealed earthen pot which allows the spices and flavors to infuse their aroma in the meat; making it juicy and tender. ‘Dum’ means to breathe in and ‘pukht’ means to cook; hence implying that this style of cooking breathes taste into the dish. Cooked rice and dum pukht chicken are layered and garnished with a rich mix of fried cashes, raisins and caramelized onions. Chef Roopa Hegde serves it with fresh salad and raita; making it a complete meal that is everyone’s favorite!
Pepper Chicken Curry
Pepper chicken is made with freshly ground whole spices that adds an aromatic touch to the preparation which transforms it into an experience rather than just a delicacy. Chef Archana Vohra cooks it with garden fresh curry leaves, ginger-garlic paste, star anise, cloves, cardamom and lots of black pepper. The curry is best enjoyed with parathas or a steaming pot of vegetable rice.
Korma or Turkish kuwarma involves cooking bite sized chicken pieces that have been marinated in a host of spices and cooked at a high temperature in oil. It is then slow cooked in it own juices at a lower temperature to create that aromatic korma flavor. The dish is dominated by the taste of ginger, garlic, red pepper and bay leaves. Chef Judia Mathew serves it crispy lacchha parathas, rice, cucumber salad and raita.
Kadai Chicken is one the many popular chicken curries which traces its origin to Pakistan or North India region. It is a spicy mix of many ingredients fused into a delicious gravy. Chef Rachana Prasad marinates tender pieces of chicken in a tomato-onion gravy with fresh ginger-garlic paste and roast whole spices. It has a thick, spicy gravy and is enjoyed best with parathas. Kadai Chicken makes use of the versatile garam masala that lends its hot taste and aroma to the curry.
Malvani or Konkani cuisine is a popular term that refers to coastal Mahasahtrian style of cooking, and is dominated with liberal use of coconut, hot mix of spices and oodles of flavor. Chef Archana cooks Malvani Chicken in a special masala of roast coconut and onions with lots of green chilies, red chili powder, black and green cardamom, poppy seeds, ginger-garlic paste and marinated pieces of chicken that are juicy and full of flavor. It is enjoyed best with a steamed rice or parathas and condiments of salad and raita.
These are just some of the many chicken delicacies that our chefs add magic to with their passion and extra-ordinary cooking. Savour them all at Holachef and dwell into a world of food worth craving for! Order from Holachef in a 3 easy steps through the website or Android app!