It has been raining here since a couple of days. The green season is finally here after a long spell of hot , dry weather. The trees and the plants have got their shower and look squeaky clean. The fields and landscape look lush and breathtakingly beautiful. And who doesn’t like the scent of rain . It has an earthy pleasant aroma and I love it. I never knew till recently that there is a word especially coined for it. It is ‘Petrichor’
Petrichor is the pleasant smell that often accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather in certain regions. It was named by two Australian researchers, who discovered that the smell is an oily essence emitted from rocks or soils. The oil is a complicated mixture of at least fifty different compounds, rather like a perfume.
The lush green surroundings inspired me to make Green Chicken. It is not the Thai Green chicken but my own take on it. The beautiful aromas and flavors emanating from this dish complement the mood and the surroundings very well. Do try this dish on a rainy day. You will love it ❤
Ingredients you need:
- 1 chicken , cut in pieces
- 2 onions, sliced fine
- 2 tsp. ginger and garlic finely grated
- 1 cup fresh coriander leaves/cilantro/ Italian parsley
- 1 cup fresh mint leaves
- 4-6 green chillies , as per your taste
- 1 cup yogurt
- Salt to taste
- 2 cloves+ 2 cardamom+ 1 inch cinnamon stick ground together(optional)♣
- 2 tbsp. oil
Blend all the fresh herbs , chillies , yogurt and salt in a food processor . Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan and add onions. Saute for a few minutes and add chicken. Fry for a couple of minutes. Cover and cook.
Uncover after five minutes and add ginger, garlic and ♣. Saute well.
Now add the herb paste. Cover and cook on low heat till the chicken is cooked.
Garnish with fried onion and fresh mint.Serve hot.
Accompaniment : You can serve with steamed rice or breads.
It is time again for Angie’s Fiesta Friday. It is a great place to party and I am sort of getting addicted 🙂 . I am taking my rain inspired dish to her party. Hope everyone is going to enjoy my dish. FF 23 is being co hosted by Margy @La Petite Casserole and Sylvia @Superfoodista
¡Hasta luego en la fiesta!
As it was a cloudy day, the lighting was poor. so couldn’t get the best of photographs 😦
I would like to thank my blogging friend Deepa for nominating me for the Liebster Award. Deepa who hails from the “Pearl City”, India hosts a beautiful blog called Madraasi- A tamilian tales . She shares amazing recipes worth bookmarking. Her posts are always accompanied by awesome pictures.
As my dear friend Nancy of Feasting with friends blog had presented this award to me , earlier this year, which I have passed on to others, I will have to skip that part. ❤ But awards are awards <3. I love accepting them as many as possible and as many number of times they come my way 😉
Thank you Deepa once again for making my day 🙂