Thursday, 5 December 2013

Kababs and Curries

Recently, I got transformed into a complete foodie. Every week I walk into a restaurant to taste something new with my non-vegetarian buddies. I've now converted to a non-vegetarian from a typical vegetarian, and I'm loving it. Like the bad old days I did not make the mistake of trying Kentucky Fried Chicken at first hand, instead I went ahead to try some authentic chettinad dishes, and those dishes literally enlightened my taste buds. Chettinad is a region in Southern Tamil Nadu and it is famous for its authentic spices and chicken (especially, country chicken). 

Authentic Chettinad Country Chicken fry
The picture shown to the left is the 'Chettinad Country Chicken fry' (if you ask me the recipe I would ask you to wait till I try my hand in cooking non vegetarian dishes). As per my knowledge there seems to be a difference between normal chicken and country chicken as they both are of different breeds (I don't exactly know their origin). Taste wise I would give thumbs up to country chicken as it tastes extremely delicious than the normal chicken. I have literally become a fan of chettinad country chicken and I never miss having it whenever I step into a chettinad restaurant. 

Hyderabadi Chicken Curry
Then I tried a dish called 'Hyderabadi Chicken curry', which failed to impress my taste buds. It was way too spicy and the meat was hard to chew. Maybe I have tried it at the wrong place but as per my experience I wasn't quite impressed with this dish. This chicken curry is a gravy type and it is usually consumed with rice and sometimes with roti or paratha (personally I opt this with steamed white rice). One more dish that impressed my taste buds was 'Pepper Chicken fry' (sadly I don't have the photo to share with). It tasted deliciously awesome along with rice, especially with rasam rice. 

Tangri Kabab
Here comes the real star, 'Tangri Kabab'. This one jumped to number 1 position in my favorite foods list. I drool over this picture every time I look at it. Tangri means Chicken legs and Kabab means fry. These types of Kababs originated in Middle East and soon they became a popular dish all over the world. This is one heavenly dish which I, as a newbie to the non vegetarian world, recommend to all fellow foodies out there who haven't tried this yet. To delight your taste buds, try eating this dish at an Arabian restaurant where it is authentically prepared.

Chicken Tikka
Chicken Tikka is a popular chicken dish in India. Tikka means pieces and here the chicken pieces are marinated in spices and then grilled on skewers. It was quite good but not that impressive. Maybe one day I should taste the 'right' chicken tikka before I get into a conclusion about the taste of this dish.

Seer Fish fry
Few months ago, I was a hater of 'fish'. Whenever I witness someone eating fish, I would stay away from them till they finish it as I get irritated with the fish smell. But once after I tried this 'Seer fish fry', I changed my opinion. It was totally delicious and I could feel the richness in its taste. I had it thrice in these two months, and I normally opt for this fry when I have rice with chicken curry. My meal becomes incomplete if I don't opt for this dish.

This is just the beginning as there are lots of non vegetarian dishes out there waiting for me to try. I will be sharing my experiences in future posts, till then keep drooling over the pictures.

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This post is a part of  Write Tribe's Food, Food – Day 2 – Festival of Words


30 comments:

  1. yummy dishes ! photos are really mouth watering

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  2. I love this type of cooking and will be going to India in April -- looking forward to the authentic version

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    1. Welcome to India. I wish you've a good time over here delighting your taste buds :)

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  3. drooling drooling drooling!!! let me go and have my breakfast right away!!! :)

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  4. Tangdi Kabab and Chicken Tikka. Really? This early in the morning! Now I know what I am having or dinner today. :(

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    1. haha, I would pick Tangdi Kabab.. What about you? :D

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  5. The tangdi kabab looks so inviting . you have made me hungry though I had a heavy breakfast.

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  6. they all look so yumm... I love country chicken rather than broiler chicken.

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    1. I too prefer country chicken over broiler chicken... i found broiler chicken tough to chew.

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  7. Drooling!!!! And that too during my lent season. Darn. I have to confess that now. But glad you're enjoying the non vegs. All these time I thought chettinad was a kerala dish.

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    1. chettinad chicken is a Tamil based dish..
      thanks for dropping by..!

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  8. The Tangdi Kabab certainly looks very tempting. I can imagine its juiciness and spicy flavour! Try Rajasthani Lal Maas, you will love it!

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    1. sure, but it will take some time cos i'm not yet used to mutton..

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  9. Dude - Why are you doing this to us? Love the post and the pictures - Just hate the pangs of hunger that has just developed in my stomach :)

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    1. haha.. glad that you loved the pictures
      regarding your pangs of hunger, you need to delight your taste buds to overcome this :P :)

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  10. Interesting!! :)
    I have heard Chettinad cuisine is delicious! But, since I'm a pakka vegetarian, I haven't tried most of their dishes! :D

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    1. chettinad dishes are by far the best tasting dishes ever tried by me.. its authentic spices adds up to the taste. you should try it one day and i'm sure you won't regret it :)

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  11. I am unfortunately still a vegetarian and so these dishes only look like pretty things I wonder when I will eat :D

    Richa

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  12. yummy mouthwatering dishes.. it makes me grow hungry after seeing these pictures.. esp.Chettinad Chicken and Seer Fish. :P

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