Chicken Madras: A Spicy, Savory Indian Delight!
When I am asked what my favorite Indian cuisine dish is, I am often in a happy dilemma. I love creamy and sweet dishes like Korma and Pasanda and at the same time, I am also a fan of (well slightly a bigger fan of) spicy and savory Indian dishes like Madras and Vindaloo.
Especially I like Madras. More specifically Chicken Madras, I am not much into Lamb or Prawn dishes. Anyway, Chicken Madras is really tasteful. If prepared in the right way, Chicken Madras is a very interesting combination of Indian spices. It smells and tastes incredibly good.
To be honest, I love to cook. Whenever I get time I cook Indian cuisine dishes on my own. But I hardly can make time for myself, my work consumes a lot of my time and energy (not that I am complaining, I enjoy my work challenges) so, I spend most of my weekends relaxing and clearing my mind.
Still, I cook Chicken Madras during holidays, believe me, Chicken Madras is an interesting addition to the dinner table on Boxing Day. Among the Christmas leftovers, a freshly prepared Chicken Madras appears as a pleasant surprise.
I can tell you how I prepare Chicken Madras when I get a chance to, but I recommend you to look up for recipes online. Well, I did the same. Because there are already many incredible recipe and video tutorials online for cooking Chicken Madras.
At first, I toast coriander, cumin, fennel and fenugreek seeds along with cloves, black peppercorns and dried red chillies in a dry frying pan. I must warn you this is likely going to make you sneeze. When the spices are cooled, I grind those together.
Then I make a paste of chopped onion, garlic, ginger and green chillies (well if you want less seedy and a little less spicy, don’t chop the chillies, just personal observation) in a blender with some water.
Then I fry the paste in preheated oil in a frying pan for 5 minutes, also, I sprinkle some salt over the paste. Then I add the chicken fillets the chicken is dark and then I add the ground spices and fry the preparation for 2 minutes.
Finally, I add the plum tomatoes and some water. Then I leave the preparation to simmer for a while and then cover the pan and cook until the chicken is tender.
I garnish Chicken Madras with fresh coriander leaves. I prefer Chicken Madras with Cheese & Garlic Naan or Lemon Fried Rice.
When I Can’t Cook: Ordering Chicken Madras Online
Well, I have confessed before, cooking Chicken Madras is not always feasible for me. But I don’t see a reason for not devouring some when I have access to Chicken Madras prepared even better than I could do. Yes, there is an Indian cuisine Restaurant and Takeaway in Marylebone W1U. It is called Rajdoot Indian. Established in 1964, Rajdoot Indian is an incredible Indian cuisine Restaurant and takeaway to dine in or for ordering Indian cuisine dishes online from. I recommend everyone to check the Chef’s Special part from the menu of Rajdoot Indian. And if you are into Madras, then you are in for a delight! Rajdoot Indian serves tasteful Madras dishes as well.
So, if you want to have an easy night, you can order a hefty Indian cuisine meal dinner from Rajdoot Indian. It is really easy, just go to their website and order your favorite dishes. They serve in Westminster SW1A, Pimlico SW1V, Camden Town NW1 and Fitzrovia W1A.