Monday, November 16, 2009

THAI BASIL CHICKEN

Basil (tulsi) the 'king of herbs' is one of the stronge flavourful herb . Its medicinal value improves the efficiency of kidney, to treat insect bites, reduces the cholesterol content in the arteries, relief from cold , asthma and so many. Before I was just unknown of the food adding basil as a main ingredient until I visited US and had food at Thai restaurent. From that day Thai cuisine had become our favourites and specially my kiddo, just love to have her favourite basil chicken. We always order Pineapple fried rice with basil chicken. I was very much inspired to prepare the same into my kitchen. My first trial basil chicken had succesfully end up with yummy and flavourful comfort meal. Yummm ..feel like having now :( . The flavour of the fresh basil and fish sause is just unbeleivable. Guys, its a must recipe to try. Chicken can be substituted with minced pork or turkey or beef or any type of seafood. It just tastes the same.


INGREDIENTS

1 lb Minced Chicken.

1 Cup Fresh Basil.

2 Chopped Onions.

10 Pods of Garlic.

1 Long Sliced Capsicum.

3 Slit Green Chillies.

2 Kaffir lime leaves.

1 tsp Black Soy Sause.

2 tbsp Fish Sause.

1 tbps Oil.

Salt and pepper to taste.


METHOD.

Clean and drain only the basil leaves. Discard stem.

Heat oil in a wide pan. Add the garlic, followed by the chopped onion, sliced capsicum with a pinch of salt. Make sure dont over cook as it must be a bit crispy. Later add the minced chicken, green chilli and stir fry for few mintues until the colour of the chicken changes. Close with a lid and allow it to cook.

When the chicken is cooked, add kaffir leaves, soy sause and fish sause and saute so that the mixture is fully covered with sauses. When its done add the chopped basil and stir fry for another few min until the basil is wilted. Sprinkle with a dash of pepper and serve hot.


DIFFERENT NOTE:

November 5 was a special day I enjoyed to my fullest. First thing - my parents had a visit to my place and had a nice joyful time having my mom's homemade prepared goodies. It was awesome. Secondly I met one of my fav blogger pal ''APARNA OF APSKITCHEN''. She came to mangalore for a vacation. Instead we are orkut friends tooo. So through scrapping and conversation finally decided to meet. I was so excited when I invited her to my home. Had a wonderful time. Also we had been for shopping and ended our day going to Mangalore's best 'Ideal icecream' parlour. I must say she was soo cute and beautiful on her looks, her talking were soo interesting that I dont know how our time flewed. It was too good to meet her that I just cannot express how sweet and memorable those moments are :).

Enjoy!!

20 comments:

prasu said...

lovely curry dear........I too love the refreshing taste of basil...sure will give it a try....keep rocking dear.

Vrinda said...

Really an aromatic dish...

Cham said...

I do have basil plant, But never combined with chicken. Very tasty Thai curry!

Nandini said...

Very flavorful chicken curry ! Looks yum.

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Hi Suma..thanks alot for visiting my blog and ur sweet comments.wow..very flavorful chicken..looks yummy..

Bharathy said...

ee chicken enikku ayachu tharumo(I cant cook it here and I looove this ;))...porake appam ayakkam ;)

Gita said...

Chicken with basil is such an interesting and flavorful combination...looks delicious too :)

Roopa said...

My most favorite thai dish ! I prepared it using your recipe and it turned out perfect ! Thank you ! I have a question though, is there a trick to make those bell peppers crunchy? Howmuch ever I try it turns out cooked and not crunchy, should i try adding them towards the end of cooking the dish instead of adding them with onions?

Sushma Mallya said...

Very nice recipe,,,love this thai dish,something new and different...

Aps said...

Hey suma...I cant prepare this dish though...but must thank u for those wonderful words about me :0 M Glad nd must say I too had a wonderful day... Nd lozza love to Smera the cutie pie.... :) We will meet up again nd have a gala time :)

Suma Rajesh said...

Thanks gals ... and sure aparna v will blast ..

Priya said...

Wow basil chicken, looks really appetizing, never had this delicious dish yet..Seems u guys had a great time..Wish i meet some of bloggers once a while whenever i go to India...

Malar Gandhi said...

I like basil leaves they are simply aromatic, this minced chicken must be full of flvour, I bet it tasted great:)

Divya Vikram said...

I like the addition of basil in chicken. Sounds yummy!

janay said...

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meeso said...

Oh yum, basil is such an amazing flavor, this really looks delicious!

Suma Rajesh said...

thanks gals. :)

Babli said...

Very beautifully presented with mouth watering pictures. Looks delicious.

Gulmohar said...

Very flavorful dish...Looks awesome :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi suma..it is a truly delicious recipe!!But i had a question about kafir lime leaves as to where I can find them?