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Thursday, 8 August 2013

Lahori Charga

Steam Roast Chicken (Charga) A famous Lahori Chicken item that is hot and spicy,once you eat you cant stop your hands to eat more :)Even if we have tried the most fascinating and delicious foods from around the globe, we still come back to our authentic classic food. i made this for ma sista's birthday party and it was great.sharing my chicken charga recipe with you people

Chicken (Whole) 1
Yogurt 250g (1 cup)
Sesame Seeds (till) 1.5 tsp
Chaat Masala 2tsp
Ginger 1 inch
Garlic 10 cloves
Cumin Seeds 1 or 1.5 tsp
Coriander Powder 2 tbsp
Yellow Food Color 1/2 tsp
Chopped Red Chilies 2 tsp or 1 tbsp
Salt 1 tsp
Lemon 1
Vinegar 2-3 tbsp

Take a whole chicken cover it with 2-3 tbsp of vinegar.
Leave it for 1-2 hours in fridge.
Mixture for marination: Grind sesame seeds (till) & white cumin seeds.
Take a cup of yogurt and add the above mixture in it.
Add 2 tbsp coriander powder & 1 tsp salt in yogurt.
Now add 1/2  tsp yellow food color in yogurt mix.
Also add 2 tbsp of red chilies & 2 tsp chaat masala.
Make ginger garlic paste from 10 clove garlic & 1 inch ginger piece.
Add ginger garlic paste in the yogurt mixture.
Add juice of 1 lemon.
Mix all the ingredients well.
Take out the vinegar coated chicken & make small cuts or pockets in it.
Apply the yogurt mixture properly.
Leave overnight or for 3 hours at least.
Tie the chicken legs together with a cotton thread.
Take a foil & put chicken in it.
Pour all the left marination on the chicken & then cover it properly.
If you have a steamer then use it for steam roasting.
Otherwise use a stove-steamer.
To Steam In Pot: Take a medium sized pot, fill it to the half with water.
Place a strainer (above water surface) in the pot.
Let the steam form for a while.
Put the foiled chicken on the strainer & cover it with a lid.
Let it cook in steam for  30 minutes.
Now take the chicken out of foil and put it in a hot Oil,Fry for 15 minutes till it get golden and glazed.
Serve with naan and salad.

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