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Coffee Curd roast chicken

Coffee curd chicken 1
Coffee Curd Roast Chicken
1. 2 and ½ tsp of Salt
2. 1 and ½ tsp of ground coffee.
3. 3 and ½ tsp of red chilli powder or paprika.
4. ½ tsp of turmeric.
5. 3 tbsp of curd. Not completely dry.
6. 1 Onion cut into rings
7. 1 Tbsp of Olive Oil
8. 500 gms chicken cut into medium sized pieces. Keep the skin separately.
Clean the chicken and keep aside. I keep the Skin separately. If you want, you can discard the same. Make small incisions on the flesh of the chicken.
In a bowl, first add the salt, followed by the red chilli powder and turmeric. Mix it and add the coffee and mix well. Taste the mixture and ajust th chilli powder according to the level of heat you want in your food. Add the curd in the end. Mix the curd with the dry rub and combine it well. The texture of the marinade is firm. If you feel its runny or liquidy, add a little bit of semolina (rawa). This will also help bind the spices to the meat mixture.
While marinating the meat, take each piece and rub the spice mix individually. This helps in getting the spice rub to every nook and corner of the chicken. Do this to every piece.
Once all the pieces are individually coated, put them in the same mix bowl and add the onion rings. This will allow all the pieces and onions to be coated evenly.
Keep aside for atleast 45 mins.
To Roast: Preheat the oven for 10 mins at 120 Degrees C. I keep mine on the ‘Bake’ Mode for 10 Mins.
On a baking tray, line the base with Foil. Coat it well with olive oil.
Place the chicken and Onions on the tray. Make sure there is atleast 2 finger distance from each other. Don’t over crowd the tray. Cover the same with another foil paper and make small holes on the top of the same to let steam pass out.
Cook at 150 degrees for 12 mins on one side. Turn them over and cook for another 5 mins on the other side. I keep mine on the ‘Bake’ Mode. A word of caution, while removing the foil from the top, make sure you use Oven mitts.
For the second lot, you need not oil the base. It will have the remaining oil from the first lot as well as the some amount of chicken fat.
Let the meat rest on a plate for 5 minutes. Garnish with some coriander.
Best Served with Beer and Chips.

10 reasons Why not to get over a hangover

The holiday season is already knocking at our doors! Christmas has come and gone and I am sure you, like me, are waiting for the New Year to come rolling in!
I know I will be waiting with a big banner to let the New Year (according to the Gregorian Calender) know that I am here and I am waiting with a whole lot of expectations.
Just like any marriage or job.

Good times is related to good company, good food, and even better drinks. After all, you cannot be completely jolly if your blood isn’t thinned down by copious amounts of alcohol. I am not advocating you should I.V. yourself into this situation – I am just saying out loud what everyone out there is thinking!
And to make sure that this is in the Spirit of the Holiday Season, here is 10 reasons why you should not get over a hangover this season:

1. Hangover implies that you have stopped drinking. DO NOT DO THAT!!
Because that will be a criminal waste.
I have reasons for that as well:

1.a. There are offers everywhere! There is One pe One free and Happy hours that continue into unhappy times but you will realise it only if you are sober. And there are huge discounts!! I am sure there are some coupon codes somewhere in the internet of beer. http://www.grabon.in/swiggy-coupons/

1.b. ‘Ts the Season to be Jolly! You don’t have to impersonate Jolly or steal his identity. I meant that you should be happy. And what better way to be happy than when it is alcohol induced? Zero self motivation required. If you are lucky enough, you will be invited to many parties. And then zero monetary investment required!

1.c. It is the time to forgive and forget. And what better way to make sure this happens in the Spirit of the Season?! It is medically proved that alcohol will induce memory loss. Here is a scientific reason as well as method on how to get over your grudges or embarrassments and laugh with the crowd. When you are one with everyone, you are one with yourself. First lesson of life is To love yourself! I don’t mean masturbate. So!

1.d. Some research has proved that drinking beer will help flush out kidney stones and wine helps with heartaches and heartbreaks – literally and figuratively. Don’t you think it is really time to test out this research?

1.e. Your inhibitions will be lowered. Another scientific fact. Now you will be able to break into the Moonwalk or shakes your hips like Shakira and you will feel like God’s gift to mankind. You must bestow that gift to all your loved ones. It is your moral obligation.

1.f. Think about all the cool stories you can tell your grandchildren. They will not believe a word of it. Make sure you take plenty of pictures and post it on Instagram, Facebook – not Orkut. Then your legacy will always live on. Whether you like it or not, you are now immortalized.

1.g. Most importantly, YOLO.

I don’t think I made it to 10 or even 9. Hic!
You get my gist, right?

You are welcome.
Happy New Year.