Chicken cooked with chocolate but not sweet at all !
Preparation time: 20mins Cooking time: 60mins Serves: 4 Recipe Ingredients Chicken Mole Sauce: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 teaspoon cumin powder ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder 1 cup chopped tomatoes 1 cup chopped Capsicum (All mixed red, yellow and green) 2 jalapenos, roughly chopped 1 ¼ cup chicken broth 2 tablespoons peanut butter ½ cup bittersweet chocolate, chopped Ingredients for Chicken Mole 1 tablespoon Oil ¼ cup chopped Capsicum (All mixed red, yellow and green) 250 gms chicken, diced Salt
Recipe Method: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Heat oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add onion and saute until translucent. Add garlic and spices and continue to saute to toast and develop flavor. Add diced tomatoes, half cup peppers, jalapenos, broth, peanut butter, and chocolate. Simmer for 10 minutes. Strain and puree until smooth. Sear the chicken in a heavy bottomed hot saute pan over medium-high heat until browned on both sides. Add to casserole dish, cover with sauce and put half the peppers and braise the oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Ingredients for Mexican Rice 2 tablespoons oil 1 cup India Gate Basmati rice 1 cup onion, chopped ½ cup chopped Capsicum (All mixed red, yellow and green) 2 cups water 1 green chilies, chopped 1 teaspoons chili powder, or to taste Salt
Method Heat oil in a deep skillet over medium heat. Saute rice, onion, and bell pepper until rice is browned and onions are tender. Stir in water and tomatoes. Season with chili powder and salt. Cover, and simmer for 30 minutes, or until rice is cooked and liquid is absorbed.
If you would like to make this a vegetarian course, leave out the chicken and add more vegetables or tofu. The secret to making a good curry is to check that your spices are fresh and to cook them until they are aromatic and have lost their ‘raw’ taste.
Life always gives big opportunities in the form of small hints. The big move in Pankaj Bhadouria’s life came with a small step when she decided to leave her successful teaching career spanning over 16 years and enter India's 1st televised cookery reality show - MasterChef India on the leading GEC - Star Plus.
And as they say, fortune favours the brave, Pankaj went on to become a worthy winner and with it India's first ever MasterChef.
The comfort of the classroom gave way to the adulations, accolades and a host of achievements. Pankaj hosted her first cookery show - "Chef Pankaj ka Zayka" on Star Plus during Sep-Oct 2011 where she showcased her passion for cooking. The success of this daily show added another flavor to her sweet success.