Monday, June 11, 2012

FOTE BHUGI CHICKEN ( Elaichi Chicken)

This is a traditional Sindhi preparation. You can prepare the mutton in the same way. It is very light without too many spices and can be relished during pregnancy and after baby's birth. Perfect even when you are a bit unwell . It is usually served with rotis. You will like the soupy gravy with bread too.

Chicken .... 200 gms.
Cardamoms ... 8
Wheat flour ... 1 tbsp.
Turmeric powder ..1/8 tsp.
Garam masala ...... 1/2 tsp.
Salt .................. to taste
Oil .................. 2 tbsp.
Black pepper ..... crushed.


1. Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a pan. Crush the cardamoms with the skin and add to the oil.

2. Add the chicken pieces, turmeric powder, salt and garam masala. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes on medium flame.
3. Add 3 cups of water and simmer it for 20-25 minutes until the chicken is tender.(if you pressure-cook it, use less water)
4. In a small bowl take the wheat flour.
5. Dilute this with a little water and add to the chicken and cook further for a minute.
6. Sprinkle freshly crushed black pepper before serving. You may squeeze a little lime juice too if you like.

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  1. Cardamom flavored chicken sounds refreshing and yummm.

    1. Thank you Malar.
      It is more or less like soup...very light.
      Thanks again for visiting my blog.

  2. Thanks shoba for sending this delicious chicken dish..looks yumm!

    1. Thanks Priya...Hope I made it just on time...when I read ur message that we can submit till Friday, I made it this afternoon.

  3. Sounds delicious...first time here and love it!! I am taking the recipe for the chicken soup.
    Thank you for sharing...

    1. Thanks Leti for visiting my blog and I hope you will continue doing so....and thankyou for ur sweet comment....hope u like the soup.

  4. Wow sounds different yummy recipe shobha never heard abt this should try this....i am your 100th follower ha ha ha ha:-)

    1. Welcome to my space Harika and thanks for following...
      Lolz I was stuck on 99 followers .. was wondering who will hit the did it !
      Hope you will like my recipes and your suggestions are most welcome.

  5. Elaichi Chicken is very different and new to me... Looks delicious!! Thank you Shobha for sharing this traditional Sindhi recipe with Healthy Morsels - Pregnancy :)

  6. Elaichi Cicken Sounds very delicious, awesome prepration.

    Thanks again for linking it to EP Series
    On Going Event EP Series Basil or Cardamom @Cook-Ezee

  7. wow its so simple even I can make it!!!


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