Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Indianized Spicy Chicken Wings

The mehendi from Jaya's hands had just started to fade.The new bride was glowing in the gorgeous red salwar kameez. Sanjay was looking at his watch, waiting for the train to arrive, his leave was getting over in two days time. Sanjay's mother was still briefing Jaya about the do's and dont's. It was a typical Indian arranged marriage for Sanjay and Jaya. The train rolled into the platform. The coolies ran towards the bogie carrying their large suitcases. Those bags carried their entire household,everything starting from spices to utensils and clothes. 

Jaya bent and touched the feet of her in-laws and got into the coach. The train whooshed out out the platform gaining speed steadily. The young bride blushed as people stole glances at the newly wed. 

 After a few hours of train journey, Jaya was in this entirely new city ready to embrace a new life. Sanjay was explaining her about the place as they passed through market areas and crowded streets. Being a small town girl, she was amused to see the huge buildings, multiplexes and shopping complexes. Soon they were at their rented apartment, which they was going to be their first home. Sanjay opened the door of the house and let Jaya in. As they kept the bags down, she inspected the house.
 Dust had settled on the windows and their were little cob webs, she could see her footprints on the cold and dusty tiled floors. The bed sheet on the bed looked crumpled as if it had not been washed since ages. There was a pile of clothes at one corner of the bed room. The kitchen platform was greasy and the opened masala packets were randomly placed on the shelves.
The house was far from what is shown in our Bollwood movies where the hero takes his newly wedded wife for the first time !!
She sighed and started cleaning the house being quite optimistic that she would change Sanjay for the better with her love and patience.
A month ago Jaya and Sanjay celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary. She no longer is that timid and shy bride.But things otherwise has not changed much. Sanjay is still messy ...... but he vouches that he has changed much in these years. Jaya has her side of the story. According to her, nothing has changed much for Sanjay except for the few more grey hair. He still leaves the cap of the "namkeen" bottle open, and the wet towel hanging at one corner of the bed, neither does he stack up the newspapers after reading it, nor does he arrange his shoes on the rack, he sits before the TV changing channels all day on weekends and is fussy about his food ........
Despite all the differences they are crazily bonded with their love for each other ....... which they vouch has only grown over the years.


Ingredients
Chicken wings (skin on) - 500 gms  
Garlic paste - 2 tsp
Ginger paste - 1 tsp
Vinegar -  2 tsp
Chili sauce -
1 tbs 
Ketchup - 1 tbs
Red chili powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
 
For the sauce
Oil - 1 tbs
Green chilies - 2 chopped finely
Tomato paste - 2 tbs
Hot sauce - 2 tbs
Cumin Powder -  1 tsp
Minced Garlic - 1 tsp
Chopped coriander to garnish

Method of Preparation


Marinade the wings in the ingredients listed for at least half an hour or more. Broil in the oven on high heat until cooked and just beginning to char.

In the meantime, prepare the sauce by heating the oil. Add to it the chopped green chilies and minced garlic and stir fry for 30 seconds. 

Add all the rest of the ingredients and stir fry for 2-4 minutes until cooked through. You can add up to 1/4 cup of water at this stage if you want a thinner sauce. Add the grilled chicken wings and toss to coat. Garnish with coriander.
 











 

9 comments:

Priya said...

Give me that whole plate, cant take my eyes from ur click, highly inviting.

divya said...

Seriously feeling like having some of these

Sayantani said...

have some chicken wings in the fridge will surely make this over the weekend. looks finger licking good. between he first part of the story so resembles with my experience. almost the same shock I had when I reached the rented apartment in Bangalore.

Nandita SS said...

I always your love write-ups!But this one took the cake. The recipe and the photography is just awesome :)

Arundhati Mishra said...

The write-up is lovely.......

Hamaree Rasoi said...

drool worthy chicken wings !! just want to grab it from the screen..
Love forgets all the differences between a loving couple

Kamalika said...

Loved the story.....and what to say about the wings..gonna make it soon to get rid of the burning sensation right now what my heart is going through....

Leena said...

I drool over these each and every time I look at this page. I'm very excited to try these soon!

A pretty lazy mom said...

A lovely writeup and a wonderful blog, and what pictures! I found your blog through a comment on bongmom's website. I was missing out all these days.

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