Easy to cook coconut chicken with rice

Well my lovely mother told me this really simple, easy to cook recipe so I decided to pass it on! Its pretty simple.

All you need is:
1. 500 g of boneless chicken breasts, chopped into small pieces
2. Ginger Garlic Paste
3. 3 medium sized onions, grated or ground in a mixer
4. Salt to taste
5. Half a tsp of red chilli powder. You could use dried red chillies as well. They are tastier. Don’t use more than 2 though!
6. Half a cup of rice (basmati is the best)
7. Half a cup of coconut milk (packaged)
8. Cinnamon to garnish
9. Non – stick pan and a pressure cooker
10. Cooking oil

So let’s make the chicken first.
Take around 1 tbsp of cooking oil and add the grated onions to it on a low flame. Keep cooking till the onions turn light pink in color. Now add the ginger garlic paste and let it cook for another minute. Simple, right?

Now add the chicken pieces to this and cook it till the chicken is almost 80% done. You can cover the pan and let it cook in its steam, its faster that way.

Now you’ll be like “Ladyhawk how do I know if the chicken is done?”

Well I usually check for 2 things: one, the chicken pieces should have turned into a light cream/white color on both sides and they should be the same on the inside as well!

Now take around half a cup of water, add around one tsp of salt and the chilli powder/red chillies and let this cook on a low flame. Cover the pan.

Easy peasy!

While the chicken is cooking you can work on the rice as well. Take 2 cups of water and add it to the pressure cooker along with one tsp of salt. Add one and a half tsp of oil and heat this on a low flame for a minute. Now add the rice to it, cover the cooker and let the rice cook on a low heat till the whistle blows. Usually one whistle is enough, but you may want to open the cooker and check this once just to be sure. If not, let it cook for a little bit more.

Now don’t forget about the chicken you! Once you added the water – let is cook for a few more minutes till you feel its completely done (poke it or taste a piece to be sure). Now right in the end, add the coconut milk. If you want it with extra gravy, you can add more than half a cup, its upto you! You can also add more salt/ chillies if you like more spice in your life!

Now stir this.

Add the corainder leaves to garnish and viola – its ready! :)

Here’s what I just made, ah i wish i had a better camera but it tasted pretty decent. Am going to post more easy recipes as I keep on trying them out!



Au Revoir


Just an old story being reblogged again!

Originally posted on I solemnly swear i am upto no good!:

He was sitting on one of the many benches on Carter Road, Mumbai; one of the many places overlooking the sea and which were open to the public.

He liked to sit there at night, enjoy the cool sea breeze, maybe even have a cup of coffee at the numerous coffee joints across the street. The song on his iPod changed to one of his favorites. An old Hindi song by Kishore Kumar.

Oh yes, he was a fan of the oldies. No one knew this. They would think it was uncool. Not that he cared.

He yawned, got up and stretched. It was 9 P.M. Time to finish his jog and head back home. As he was tying his shoe laces, he heard the sound of a little boy laughing. He looked up to see a tiny toddler, barely able to walk, trying to run towards his mother. She had…

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Lessons on Life from a 26 year old : Work Hard

Work hard.

Let’s face it. Most of us are not born with a silver spoon. Nope. For those of us who are….I envy you a little!

For the rest…I would say you have to work hard to achieve success. Even if you are supremely talented and gifted but LAZY, you will have your work cut out for you.

Work hard in your 20s. I’m not saying become a workaholic, but take pride in what you do. You’ll make a good foundation for the future.You don’t want to see others, your colleagues and maybe people who are junior to you sail past you, would you? I am not just talking about people like me who are salaried employees. It applies to everyone.

Hard work pays off…sometime or the other. Some of us have to wait for it, for others the payout is immediate…but it will…trust me. Be persistent. Don’t give up.

Don’t shirk work. Don’t think you are too cool to work hard. Because you aren’t.

Ever wonder why the kids who were cool in school aren’t so cool when you meet them at a high school reunion after 10 years? All the hot guys and the hot girls? No one wants to talk to them anymore. That’s life. The nerd in class who is now a founder of his own company is suddenly going to be more cool than he could have ever dreamed of when he was a kid. For all the teens who are reading this…believe me..I have been through this cycle. Karma can be a friend or foe.

Don’t laugh at the earnest, hard working friends of yours. Perhaps he’s working hard to get that extra bonus to pay off an education loan. Perhaps he already has a family and needs to take care of them. Perhaps he just loves his work. I respect such people.

So well, what are you doing lazying around on your ass! Get up and get going!

Peace out,



Daily Prompt: If I could turn back time

With regards to today’s daily prompt: 

If you could return to the past to relive a part of your life, either to experience the wonderful bits again, or to do something over, which part of you life would you return to? Why?

There would be a couple of things…but off the top of my mind:

1. Change last year. Most of it. Yes, its all groovy that I am a stronger and better person, more sorted. But last year was terrible for two reasons:

 - I shifted in with my so called best friend at that time. Big mistake. Both of our temperaments were so different. I should never have shifted in with her. My gut feeling told me not to, but I ignored it. Well, I think part of the reason why I was unwell half of the time was because I was staying with her and she had unrealistic expectations of me. She insisted that I should shift out of the house (because she could, she had the lease in her name). The day after this happened I got really, really sick. Ah! I got to see the ugly side of a friendship gone sour. In retrospect, I would have never moved in with her. I should have never gotten too close to her in the first place. 

 - I dated someone who was not worth my time. But its over now. I don’t miss him at all. (Seriously, I don’t). I just wish I had better sense back then instead of wasting my time on people who were not worth it.

Either of these two people may read this post sometime in the future…but it doesn’t matter to me. I have no space in my life for them. They taught me a lot about human nature and I’m thankful to them for that.

2. I didn’t go to the college of my dreams. Yes, I wanted to go to LSR or SRCC, Delhi. I had a seat; but my father put his foot down. Big mistake. Sometimes I feel I would have been in a different league all together.

That’s about it. 

Ah, this is not a happy post. Such is life!