Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Penne for my thoughts

Penne Pasta- Chicken Sukka

Cooked Penne Pasta

Chicken Sukka

I made chicken sukka recently and added some coconut milk and Penne Pasta to make it a Italian -Indian dish :) Yeah adding that Pasta makes it all International right? :) Well I was trying to 'Indianize' an Italian by adding the Penne Pasta:)


Chicken Breasts : 4 to 5 pieces skinless, boneless thighs or breast (you can use with bone also)
Penne Pasta: 3 cups
Ginger: 4 to five thin slices
Garlic: 4 to 5 pods
Green Chilly : 4 to 5 (adjust according to taste) I used the Thai chilly (I removed the seeds before adding to the dish, to make it "eatable" for my hubby :)
Cumin seeds: 3 teaspoons
Onion: 1 chopped finely
Tomato: 2 chopped finely
Coriander leaves: For Garnish
Spices: Cardamom powder (1/4 tsp), Curry powder (1 teaspoon)(I used a sambhar powder given to me by a friend of mine which was absolutely tasty), Coriander powder - (1 tsp) (I used the freshly ground one)
Salt : to taste
Coconut Milk (thick): 1 cup (I make it using the coconut powder. Easier to make 1 cup thick milk that way. You save time and taste is not compromised if you are using a good brand (I use a Thai brand)


Cook the penne pasta according to instructions on the packet. Cut the chicken pieces to bite size pieces. In a pan, heat oil and add cumin seeds, green chilly, ginger, garlic and curry leaves and saute for a minute. Then add the chicken pieces, salt and on high heat stir the chicken pieces with the tampering until it is cooked slightly. Then add the onion, tomato to the chicken and stir until onion and tomato form a nice soft paste on the chicken. Then add the spices and and stir until chicken is 3/4th cooked. Add little water in between cooking the chicken if chicken pieces stick to the vessel. The water should be completely gone when chicken is 3/4th cooked. Then reduce the fire to medium and add 1 cup thick coconut milk. Stir until milk is fully absorbed by the chicken. Raise the heat in between to aid this. Then lower the heat to minimum, add the penne pasta and stir well to combine everything. Serve it hot or cool , along with vegetable salad or have it just like that :)


Kribha said...

Chicken sukka looks so good. Nice idea of incorporating that with penne pasta.

Seena said...

Nice dish, Roopa,
couldn't comment here for long, nowadays it is hard to do every where..to day only visited few blogs, this weeks quota..:D
How are you Roopa, couldn't hear from you for long.
All the recipes look delicious..!

rv said...

Kribha , I too loved it , i mostly love dry gravy with chicken, and when mixed with penne pasta, it looked like a nice salad:)

Seena, hey glad to see your comment after long time, iam doing good, yeah i can understand, its actually a good idea to keep a weekly quota :) , i guess most the fellow foodie bloggers are doing that now, iam also trying but sometimes cant resist :)) Thanks dear, and you take care:)

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