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Dhania Chicken

I LOVE Dhania (coriander) , I have talked time and time again of my love for Dhania. Dhania is in fact the item I sent for most from Nairobi before I started my own kitchen garden. At the end of last year two of my girls from here went to Geneva for training and I commented on one of their FB posts that they shouldn’t forget my shopping list. My colleague Bob then commented and asked “did you send for Dhania from Geneva” LOL I really laughed I did not know that people actually thought that of me and my Dhania obsession 🙂

Anyway I have had a long love affair with Dhania chicken; it got me through most of my 2nd year in Uni. My, then, housemate Kathure and I would order it from an Indian restaurant that was right outside our house. We were too damn lazy to walk there especially in winter so we would order for the Dhania chicken and the chicken tikka masala with naan. They were mighty cheap too about $8 each so for $20 we would have a whole tasty meal plus left overs without slaving in the kitchen.

Well after Uni I had to find my own way making this at home because 1. Indian food is not cheap in Nairobi 2. I live in Kahawa Sukari, who is going to deliver there? 3. I love to experiment in the kitchen. I tried a few recipes before I ended up on this one. If you love Dhania as much as I do you will sure love it. HAPPY COOKING!!

 

Dhania Chicken (Chicken in Coriander Sauce)

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 4-6

Ingredients

  1. 1 Chicken, cut up into 8-12 pieces
  2. 2 big bunches of Dhania (coriander)
  3. 2 ½ tablespoons garlic paste
  4. 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  5. 1 ½ cups of natural yogurt
  6. 7 tablespoons onion paste
  7. 5 tablespoons tomato puree
  8. 1-2 teaspoons chopped green chillies Salt to taste Oil for frying

Instructions

Mix the ginger, garlic and yogurt in a large bowl. Add in the chicken and marinate for at least 30 minutes. Longer if possible.

As the chicken marinates, blend the Dhania and green chillies with a little water till it forms a smooth puree.

Heat the oil in a large pot or pan. Add onion paste and fry till slightly browned then add in the marinated chicken add the salt. Mix well.

Reduce the heat and cook the chicken over low heat till all the liquid has evaporated and the chicken in soft. Add a little water to the tomato puree then add to the chicken and cook till all the liquid is evaporated.

Add in the Dhania puree and cook till it turns from green to greenish brown. Serve hot with naan, chapatti or rice

HAPPY EATING!! I had mine with chapo. it was so DELISH!!

I am sorry about the quality of the photos and the shine. I was forced to use my flash, which i shouldn’t use. The food is yummy though :-)

http://africankaya.com/dhania-chicken-chicken-in-coriander-sauce/

salted-Caramel-Cake

So at the beginning of last year I really tried putting up at least one cake/baked good each week, I REALLY tried and I did it for a few months then…………..i fell of that wagon :-( sad…. VERY sad. So at the end of the year I decided that it would be great if I could challenge my self and make  a cake each week but I felt that it was a tad ambitious of me to say I will bake 52 cakes different things this year. I Therefore decided to settle on 30, I think that is a workable number.   So below are the baked goods  I would like to make (in no particular order) and links to the recipes. I will add on to the list as the year progresses as I am sure I will find other things that I would love to bake and I will also tell you of my progress and of course post on all the bakes I manage to bake. wish me luck I NEED IT  HAPPY BAKING

  1. Too Much Chocolate Cake 
  2. Dark Chocolate and Rasberry Buttercream Cake with Ganache Drizzle
  3. Double Dark Chocolate Cake with Black Velvet Icing
  4. Salted Caramel Six Layer Chocolate Cake 
  5. Sweet Potato Cake with Molasses ButterCream
  6. Oreo Cake
  7. Beetroot Brownies
  8. Japanese Cheese Cake 
  9. Mini Cakes
  10. Ultimate S’mores cake 
  11. Mango Bread 
  12. Carrot Shaped Cupcakes 
  13. Two Ingredient Pumpkin Brownies 
  14. Healthy Yellow Cake with Sugar-Free Buttercream
  15. Pineapple Angel Food Cake 
  16. Strawberry Cupcakes + Strawberry Buttercream
  17. Scottish Shortbread
  18. Zucchini & Banana Muffin Recipe
  19. Tunnel of Fudge Bundt Cake
  20. Stuffed Cheese Buns 
  21. *Flourless* Fudge Choc Chip Cookies
  22. Chocolate-Chocolate Chip + Bacon Cookies
  23. Pancakes and Bacon cake
  24. Leopard Print Cake
  25. Steamed Ginger Pudding
  26. Oreo Cookie in a Cupcake
  27. Bacon Cinnamon Rolls
  28. Basketball Cake
  29. Snickerdoodle Bread
  30. Sweet Potato Corn Bread
  31. Peanut Butter and Nutella cake
  32. Bacon and Cheddar Scones
  33. Strawberry Cream Cheese Bread
  34. Snickers Brownies
  35. Frosted Oreo Brownies
  36. 2 minute Chocolate & Salted Caramel Mug Cake