Chicken Cuisines HomeCooked

Creamy, Mellow Chicken Stroganoff

September 29, 2013

It’s been sometime since I posted a recipe on the blog. Despite the flood of invitations to review different restaurants and food festivals, and my very own ventures into exploring restaurants across Mumbai, I’ve been desperately missing cooking and posting something exciting.

Plus, this month’s been so hectic, Ishaaq and I’ve found ourselves eating out more than in. So, yesterday, just as I was leaving work, I took a printout of this gorgeous recipe that I’d read on Kayotic Kitchen’s blog. Its of a simple Chicken Stroganoff. You basically need basic kitchen ingredients for this recipe and can whip it up in a good half an hour. So, Sunday brunch was the lovely, mellow, creamy Chicken Stroganoff with Lettuce Cups (which will be the next post).

So, Stroganoff is basically a traditional Russian dish made with strips of beef and a sauce made of sour cream. While I didn’t have any sour cream, I used some fresh cream and a little lime juice (not together, of course).

Here’s how the Stroganoff looked (yes, the photographer was in the house):

 

 

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Creamy, Mellow Chicken Stroganoff
One pot comfort food...
Course main course
Cuisine russian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course main course
Cuisine russian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Cut the chicken into strips. Chop up the onion and capsicum, and wash and slice the mushrooms. Mince the garlic.
  2. Heat a wok and add one tablespoon of butter.
  3. Add the chicken and cook till tender; don't allow it to go brown.
  4. Take this out and keep separate.
  5. Add the second tablespoon of butter and add the onion and capsicum till they start browning.
  6. Then add the mushroom and stir till it goes soft.
  7. Finally, add the garlic and stir well.
  8. Put in the paprika/chilli powder.
  9. Now, mix together the flour and mustard powder and add it to the cooking mixture.
  10. Stir well to get out all the rawness of the flour.
  11. Then, add the chicken stock and stir well, add the chicken, and bring it to a boil.
  12. Once that's done, bring the gas down to a simmer and add salt and pepper to taste (make sure you taste it before you add the salt, because the broth might have enough.).
  13. Add the lime juice (if you aren't using the sour cream) and leave the dish to simmer for a few minutes.
  14. Now add the fresh cream and mix well and vigorously.
  15. Continue this till the cream is blended in beautifully. In case the sauce gets too thick, don't add more stock, mix in some milk; it retains the flavour and doesn't dilute the dish too much.
  16. Let the dish simmer till the flavours come together.
  17. Garnish with some parsley and serve hot with some rice. Although it is unconventional, I served this with a basil and chilli rice.
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8 Comments

  • Mohib Farooqui September 29, 2013 at 20:47

    Really nice …but u lost me @ basil and chilli rice

  • Shanti September 30, 2013 at 07:07

    Hi Mohib, Thanks! Lost why?

  • Fatema Bohra September 30, 2013 at 10:09

    cant wait to try it!! and i kinda second Mohib, but because i have never heard of basil and chilli rice, which sounds delicious, could we have some instructions on how to make it 😀

  • Mohib Farooqui October 1, 2013 at 15:24

    Coz when it comes to classics..am more of a purist…now I love chicken strog. Instead of a traditional beef but chilli and basil isnt a pure russian stroganoff experience…but that shouldnt stop you …its just the way I was trained in professional kitchens ! 🙂

  • Mohib Farooqui October 1, 2013 at 15:29

    Also try paprika instead of chilli powder…chilli powder is very harsh compared to paprika which should go in a stroganoff…sorry am not nit pickin at ur recipe…just saying 🙂

  • Shanti October 2, 2013 at 07:39

    Hahah 🙂 Mohib! I know what you mean by purist. Frankly I didnt realise I was mixing cuisines…Im kinda a purist myself – i detest mixing cuisines. Point noted! 🙂 thanks for the suggestion, I really appreciate it. Also, I know the original recipe called for paprika but I had chilli powder…so 🙁

  • Hunger strikes November 22, 2013 at 17:29

    I like your truthfulness…will try it this weekend , as a baby i used to LOVE stroganoff …

  • Hunger strikes November 22, 2013 at 17:31

    I like your truthfulness..and yes, I dont have paprika at home too…but that wont stop me from makin this stroganoff tomm 🙂 As kids this was my fav dish 🙂 Love Pinky

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