Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Protien Enriched Chicken Soup
from the book titled The Foolproof Cookbook For Brides Bachelors & Those Who Hate Cooking by my favourite writer Rohini Singh.
1 onion,finally chopped
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
1-1/2 tbalespoons of oil or butter
1 small stick of cinnamom
A few peppercorns
Green chillies finely chopped
2-3 chicken necks,caracasses & other tiny pieces
1 good piece chicken(optional)
Heat oil or butter in a pressure cooker. Add some cloves,cinnamom & peppercorns. Fry for a few seconds then add finely chopped onion & green chillies. Fry till the onion starts turning brown. Now add grated ginger salt & chicken pieces & fry till the chicken begins to brown.Now add 2-1/2 cups of water ,close the pressure cooker & after the first whistle reduce heat & keep on fire for the next 30 minutes. Open the cooker, when pressure reduce & stain the soup. Take the meat off from the good pieces of chicken & chop it. Add them to the soup & serve hot.
Variation : Chicken Noddle Soup
After straing the soup & adding chopped chicken to it ,put it back on the fire, bring to a simmer & drop in a small handful of broken noddles. Cook about 6 minutes or till the noddle are tender..
Finely chopped fresh coriander added to this soup before serving makes a delightful addition.
Posted by Shabnam Ahsan