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Written by   366
9 months ago
Topics: Cooking, Food, Recipe, Life, Home, ...

I know many of you cook.

Cooking is an inevitable job most of us have to do almost every day. We have to eat some food anyway. But some people seldom cook. They survive eating junk foods out or buying cooked foods from online food stores, getting them delivered to their place.

Cooking is an indispensable activity for most homes in this human society. But, there are people who can eat foods in restaurants and roadside food joints, prefer big food brands' items delivered on doorstep, or even eat raw foods like animals.

Some people cook food dishes in their homes regularly. It is evident from the blogs and vlogs on cooking. I can mention the names of many bloggers who often post about their recipes on ReadCash and elsewhere.



I cook out of curiosity

Cooking is some sort of a hobby. My mother used to tell me to be away from the kitchen. But, I used to enter our small kitchen and explore what she cooked. I used to disturb her to give me half-cooked items. One of my favorites was eating half-fried potatoes. I used to like the semi-raw taste of vegetables. After growing into adulthood, I don't like semi-cooked items anymore!

My first cooking experiment was to make perfect half fry eggs. It requires a skill to keep the egg nicely cracked, maintain a balance of how much it is kept raw.

I delved into more cooking only when our teenage son asked me to cook. He doesn't like his mother cooks all the time! Probably he sometimes dislikes the perfect mastery over spices and oil. I like less oily and optimum (sometimes very less) spices. Cooking is an experiment I like right from my childhood days.


Chicken meat is my regular experimental food

My mother used to cook delicious fish curries. Once a month, we used to have goat meat. Although my mother never ate meat in her life, she used to prepare meat dishes with an expert delicacy many meat-eaters might not possess. But today's food item is an easy one, and I don't follow any rules of expert cooking.

Chicken meat is not costly, and often cheaper than most fish. Our community has been living on chicken for decades. Maybe, since the 1990s, chicken is the most sold non-vegetarian food item in our place.

Chicken is easily digestible compared to other meats, such as goat, mutton, lambs, etc. I prefer fresh chicken to packed chickens available from different packed food brands. I usually go to local chicken meat sellers in our locality. I tell them what I want. Most of them provide the right parts of freshly cut/dressed chicken meat.


I cook simple chicken curries

Buy chicken meat from the market. It doesn't matter whether it is a whole chicken or some parts of it. I don't mind if the chicken meat is fresh or packed dressed. Get some chicken meat and start cooking right away.

Simple way of cooking is to boil and eat. I ate burned chickens with salt during my student days. Those are the sweet memories, I often remember, how much fun some of us had on the terrace of the student dormitores.

Wash the chicken meat. If it is from the deep freezer, you must put it in warm water or get rid of the ice by doing the proper procedures in a microwave oven. Enter the cooking area or kitchen in your living space or dormitory. I had the experience of cooking in the kitchen of international youth hostels.



Enter my main "Chicken Curry" cooking section

I don't have any obligation to follow the standard cooking norms. Please don't follow my cooking steps if you are a perfectionist.

I have purchased the chicken meat from a roadside meat seller. He cuts and dresses chickens in from of the buyers. I have purchased about 500 gm of chicken wings.

  • Wash the chicken meat with water. If it is a freshly dressed chicken, you may preserve the second washing water for adding while preparing the curry.

  • Add salt, turmeric powder, and cumin powder. Mix it nicely with your hand.

Photo 01: Chicken meat after applying salt, turmeric, and cumin powder.

  • Cut a few potatoes, I mean peel off the potato skins and cut them into small pieces, wash in water, apply salt and turmeric powder as shown in the photo.

  • Without salt, it will be tasteless, whatever skills you put. Even the top chef can't make a dish tasty without a little bit of salt.

Image 02: Potatoes cut into pieces after applying salt and turmeric powder.

Please excuse me for the difference in hues of the captured photographs. The background illumination might have changed the color and hues.

  • Take a small onion, a few pieces of garlic, and a small cut piece of ginger. Chopp and make a paste either using a hand grinding technique or use an electrically operated mixer-grinder.

  • The finer the paste of onion, garlic, and ginger, the better is the chances of extracting the juices of the ingredients. It is my 'expert' thinking.

Image 03: Chopped (hand or electrically ground) onion, garlic, and ginger.

  • Oh my God! I forgot to show the photograph of turmeric and cumin powder. Please bear with the minute leakings of other spices on the top of the image.

  • You may put a piece of green chili or red chili powder (if you like it).

  • In earlier days, our mother and grandmothers used to get hand-ground pastes of turmeric, cumin, and other spices, even green and red chillis.

Image 04: Turmeric and cumin power used in the food preparation.

  • I always use a minimum amount of oil in every food preparation.

  • The potatoes are semi-fried in a minimal amount of mustard oil.

  • The photograph shows that I put a few drops of mustard oil in the pan.

Image 05: Photo of a very small amount of mustard oil in the pan.

  • The semi-fried potatoes were my favorites during my childhood days. The photo below shows the semi-fried potatoes in the pan. I have to keep it for the curry.

Image 06: Photo of the semi-fried potatoes in the pan.

  • After taking the semi-friend potatoes out of the pan, I put a little more mustard oil in the pan. This photograph I have forgotten to snap.

  • When the oil becomes hot, I have poured all onion, garlic, and ginger pastes into the pan. It is required to be fried until the color becomes a little brownish.

Image 07: The onion, garlic, and ginger paste are fried in the pan.

  • After the color of the onion, garlic, and ginger becomes a little brownish, I have put the marinated chicken pieces into the pan.

Image 08: The chicken pieces are put in the fried opinion, garlic, and ginger paste.

  • The chicken pieces are now required to be stirred well so that the oily past of opinion, garlic, and ginger mix thoroughly with the marinated chicken pieces.

Image 09: The chicken pieces mixed with opinion, garlic, and ginger paste.

  • It is now time to put the semi-fried potatoes over the chicken.

  • The chicken and potatoes are required to be well stirred.

Image 10: The chicken pieces mixed with opinion, garlic, and ginger paste.

  • The chicken and the potatoes are thoroughly rinsed with the fried paste of onion, garlic, and ginger and are put under low heat for about fifteen minutes.

  • Pour a little water so that the chicken and potatoes are not burnt by heat.

Image 11: Chicken pieces thoroughly mixed with opinion, garlic, and ginger paste.

  • Now, we take a pressure cooker and pour the water we have preserved after the second wash of the raw chicken.

  • Place the pressure cooker under low heat.

Image 12: The pressure cooker with the water we have preserved after the second wash of the raw chicken.

  • Put a little bit of turmeric and cumin powder in the water.

  • Stir it until the spices powders mix with the water.

Image 13: The pressure cooker with the water mixed spices powder.

  • Put a little bit of cornflour. You may also put normal flour instead.

  • Again stir the water and mix the spices and cornflour.

Image 14: Cornflour applied in the spices mixed water in the pressure cooker.

  • Remember, we have kept the marinated and half-cooked chicken mixed with fried onion, garlic, and ginger paste. Now, put that into the pressure cooker.

  • Apply a little bit of stir to mix the chicken and the spicy water.

Image 15: The pressure cooker containing the chicken and spicy water.

  • We cover the pressure cooker and make it ready to boil under full heat.

  • We may count about nine to ten "whistles" of the pressure cooker.

my mother, and other elderly family members always put a very little amount of sugar in most curries. Now, my elder sisters also say that sugar is required in most curries, and vegetable items. So, I will put a very small amount of sugar.

  • Add a little bit of sugar. One tablespoon full of sugar will do.

Image 16: The pressure cooker with closed lid under full heat of the gas burner.

The pressure is built-up inside the pressure cooker; it releases water vapor through the pressure-releasing nozzle with many "whistle" sounds.

  • After nine to ten "whistles" are completed, we put off the gas burner.

  • We keep the pressure cooker lid closed for about fifteen to twenty minutes.

  • The chicken curry is ready to serve for eating!

Image 17: Photo of the chicken curry served in a steel bowl.

  • We open the pressure cooker and check if the chicken is cooked correctly or not.

  • If needed, i.e., we find that the chicken is not yet thoroughly boiled, we can close the pressure cooker lid again and switch on the gas stove. Heat it for one or two more "whistles" and put the burner off.

Image 18: A close-up photo of the chicken curry served in the steel bowl.

Look at the above photo and guess how tasty it would be to eat the chicken curry with rice, chapatis, or nun parathas.

Again, please excuse me for the difference in hues of the captured photographs. The background illumination has been changing the color and hues too much. The same chicken curry looks yellowish in image 17 but ligh yellowish in image 18.

The cooking of chicken curry is complete.

I guess many of you may ask me why I have chosen to write about cooking.


Cooking is a part of our everyday life

I am not fond of cooking. But, I generally like to eat something now and then.

So, food is part and parcel of my life. I can't avoid cooking.

Although my partner regularly cooks, I often try cooking.

It seems that our family doesn't dislike it.

Conclusion

I have tried to give a glimpse of my cooking rituals.

I think everybody should try cooking something someday.


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I am directly inspired by food posts by @rebeysa85 , and very recently by @Amjad_Ali_Waince 's chicken soup.


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I also loovvveeeee cooking food Curiosity is what makes me excited to try other food and different styles of preparing them

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2 months ago

Cooking is fun:)

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2 months ago

Besides adobo, chicken curry is one of my favorite dish. It is flavorful and if you add some chili it will boost your appetite more. But, I don't usually cook because I just know the basics in cooking haha.

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4 months ago

I know how to do basic cooking but I rarely cook for years now, because of work. 😌

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9 months ago

I recommend you try cooking one in a while using recipes from read cash or YouTube tutorials

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2 months ago

I had not learned the basics of cooking. I rarely did any cooking during the early days of college. But, I tried to cook some items whenever I felt. Very recently, I have started to cook a few food items because our teenage son wishes me to cook. Now, I have started to like cooking.

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9 months ago

Before, I don't know how to cook. But now that I have my own familya, I able to love cooking and made myself proud coz "Oh, I can make it" And my partner always request to cook his favorite dish qhich is the chicken caldereta and curry. ☺️ I even tried to cook in my parents house coz they don't know that k already knew how to cook. And they're amazed that my dishes were tasty. And I don't like to cook if the ingredients and condiments are not complete hihi. That's why whe. I am cooking, I will tell my partner to buy all the ingredients that needed for the said dish ☺️

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9 months ago

Believe you took some cooking lessons

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2 months ago

I appreciate your detailing about cooking likes and dislikes. Cooking may sometimes come best with a simplistic approach. I had a friend from Iran with whom I had eaten many self-prepared chicken barbeques on the terrace of our college dormitory. We used to buy one chicken and eat a burbeque with rice from our dormitory canteen.

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9 months ago

Wow. Seems that barbeques were tasty ☺️ I love chicken barbeques, I buy it here when I saw that the canteen that I like is open ☺️

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9 months ago

Cooking chicken barbeques at home is very easy. Get some charcoal, find a place to burn it, and put the chicken pieces on appropriate metal rods or thin bamboo sticks. The barbeques will be ready within about 7 to 9 minutes! No spices are required. You only need a little bit of salt.

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9 months ago

As much as i like to, but the owner of the house we're renting don't allow us 🤧

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9 months ago

The charcoal burns without any smoke. And, you are not using any oil, so there are no sticky water vapors to spoil the rooms' walls. Nobody would know you cook inside the living rooms.

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9 months ago

Naahh I prefer to follow them , I am afraid someone will tell them. We we're using a stove here.

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9 months ago

I understand, and it is good to abide by the agreed rules. Cooking on a stove will create smoke. But, charcoal heating won't produce smoke.

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9 months ago

That's true. That's why I also miss eating homemade pork barbeque that my mom wa cooking before. Coz if we order or buy, a tiny peace only in the stick.

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9 months ago

I may post a future article on minimalist cooking.

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9 months ago

I myself do loves cooking. I even do some experiments in cooking. Because my thought is that, as long as it will be cooked then its good. hehe Anyways, once your heart is on cooking then for sure you'll end up to have a very tasty food to be served in the table. ☺️

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9 months ago

Cooking is laborious work. If we can love food, then we should also love cooking. Thanks for your time and comment.

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9 months ago

My pleasure. ☺️

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9 months ago

Each person has a different seasoning for food. I don't really like to cook, but you have to, food is really important to be full of life and energy. The person who cooks the most in the house is my couple, his meals are really good, I help him as much as I can, I also cook, but I prefer him to do it. We don't usually go to restaurants or buy ready-made food, we prefer to make our own food, we feel it's a bit healthier and more hygienic. I prefer making desserts to making savory food, I think I'm better at it.

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9 months ago

We can't always avoid food preparation. Even someone pays for ready-made food, but we may not like to eat it every day.

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9 months ago

It is normal to buy ready-made food when we don't have time, the problem for us is that ready-made food is usually quite expensive, so we prefer to make it ourselves and if we don't have time we look for other alternatives. Lately we have prepared a good amount of food when we are free and we put it in the freezer, when we don't have time we eat one of those meals that we already have ready to eat.

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9 months ago

I understand. We also buy ready-made food when needed. And, some foods, such as bread, cakes, ice cream, and many types of snacks, are mostly purchased ready-made in our family. We seldom try to make those items at home. But, in our place, rice, vegetable, and non-vegetarian curries from restaurants and home delivery chains are not generally good. So, we avoid it unless in an emergency.

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9 months ago

Its delicious food you cook my friend unity. God bless

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9 months ago

I like your comment.

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9 months ago

Thnk you my friend im here at noise.cash. Remember friend

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9 months ago

What is your NoiseCash account?

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9 months ago

Jen123 friend

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9 months ago

Okay. Yes.

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9 months ago

Im comment to you at previous post. Thnk you for being good friend

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9 months ago

I only cook easy to prepare food lol! This one looks good though :)

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9 months ago

I also like cooking easily; naturally, the cooked foods often are not too easy to eat!

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9 months ago

I'm a trying hard chef 🤣

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9 months ago

I am an 'innovative' chef, i.e., the same dish tastes different every time I cook!

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9 months ago

Looks very good! :0) Yep, cooking is like experimenting. I like this way of. I don't cook very much my self, but I like too when I do it.

Have a peaceful sunday! :0)

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9 months ago

Yes. A good kitchen is like a well-organized chemistry lab. I appreciate the encouragement.

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9 months ago

Seeing so much food will make me hungry. Give me some. really delicious food. I love cooking. I love this healthy food my friend.

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9 months ago

I hope it will be possible in the future to send feelings of tastes of food via artificial intelligence and specialized gadgets connectable to human brains!

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9 months ago

I think we can imagine this kind of things..

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9 months ago

As brain signal sensing improves, non-invasive manipulation (brainwashing) of brain stimuli is not far away. Researchers are probably experimenting with the brains of mice. A Satyajit Ray movie ("Hirak Rajar Deshe" or The Kingdom of Diamonds, 1980) showed how a selfish king forced a scientist to invent the devil machine to brainwash the poor citizens.

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9 months ago

This post really made me smile because I love, love, love curried chicken. In our country, we say curry chicken and not chicken curry, that's actually a huge and very funny debate. That aside, we also use things like bandana and chive and thymes when we prepare the chicken. And the chicken might be prepared with potato or channa or pumpkin. However you do it though, it is the absolute best!!! Together with some dhalpuri roti or paratha and yummy! Have a great day, Unity!

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9 months ago

You seem to know and tested all the Indian food varieties. I use and prefer minimal spices. Pumpkins are good to make mutton meat softer (I heard).

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9 months ago

I also love to cooking my friend. Your cooking food looking so delicious. Surely you eat lot my friend.

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9 months ago

Good to know you also love cooking. Write about your choices of food preparations.

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9 months ago

Wonderful and delicious! I like you use a lot of species like tumeric... and ginger or garlic. Good food and healthy too.

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9 months ago

I use minimal spices. Traditional Indian food delicacies prefer more than eight/nine spices.

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9 months ago

Oh yes I heard many are used together like the ayurvedic food.

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9 months ago

Yes. I also heard. Our grandmothers used those regularly. Now, some of these spices are not available in all grocery shops.

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9 months ago

I also cooked chicken curry before, but now that I'm in my mom's province it's too bothersome to cook since they do it in dirty kitchen.. it will take time and I have a lot to do..

Anyway so the curry in there has turmeric powder, in here we just buy ready made curry powder and add some coconut milk..

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9 months ago

I sometimes use a tiny amount of ready-made chicken curry powder that includes a mixture of many other varieties of spices in addition to turmeric and cumin powders. Coconut milk is good if the curry is wanted sweeter, which is popularly called "Butter Chicken" in restaurants.

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