April 9, 2018

Monday Chit Chat With a HomeChef - Prem Kumar

There is a saying that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, but when a man can cook delicious food I think the family must be really lucky :) I am really proud and happy to introduce my today's guest PREM KUMAR who is a big foodie and also who love to cook for his family & friends.  I am sure that by reading his chit chat everyone can understand the passion he has on food. Not only cooking, he also shares his other passion which also seem to be really interesting. I got to know this person through a foodie group and really amazed with his culinary skills. I always admire the way he encourage and motivate other foodies through his comments.

Thank you so much Prem for being my today's special guest and it is my pleasure to have your chit chat on my space.. Now over to Prem !

Priya : Love to hear few words about you and your passion. Who is your greatest support ?

Prem : I'm working as a business analyst in Coimbatore. My passion is cooking, photography, pet lover, bike racing and travelling. My sister is my greatest support.

Priya : Your favourite chef, favourite cookery show and favourite cookbook.

Prem : My favourite chef is my grandma. I never missed Chef Dhamu sir's cookery show. I had never reared any cookbooks but I am following two food blogs @priya's menu and @cooking at Mayflower.

Priya : Can you share us about your first cooking experience and the recipe which you tried first ?

Prem : Sure. My first cooking experience is the most funniest one. In my school days, I tried to cook rice for the first time but it turned out into pongal.

Priya : Please share some kitchen tips or secrets of yours..

Prem : Use Greek yogurt instead of fresh cream to get a soft and smoother texture. If you forgot to soak chickpeas earlier, soak it for just 1 hour in boiling water and it will be ready to cook.

Priya : When your house filled with sudden guests... What would be your quick menu ?

Prem : My quick menu will contain Kesari, Bajji, Variety dosa's and a tomato gravy.

Priya :  What is your family's most favourite recipe which you cook ?

Prem : I always love to cook non-vegetarian foods. Most favourite among them are Chettinad mutton gravy, Country chicken pepper fry and Capsicum omelette.

Priya : What do you like in my blog and please share your suggestions to improve mine.

Prem : I am impressed with your innovation in each and every dish. For example, your on going 100 types of chutney varieties. Rather than suggesting I request you to come up with more and more innovative recipes.

                                  Pepper Chicken 


Chicken -1/2 kg
Onion -1
Oil-4 tablespoon 
Cinnamon -2
Clove -2
Cumin seeds-1 teaspoon 
Turmeric powder -1 teaspoon 
Chilli powder -1 tablespoon 
Garam masala -1/2 tablespoon 
Pepper -2 tablespoon 
Salt -as per your need 

⚪Clean the chicken. 

⚪Add little amount of salt and turmeric powder and mix well.

⚪Add sufficient amount of water to the marinated chicken and leave to boil till the chicken is half cooked.

⚪Heat a frying pan.add 4 tablespoons of oil.add 2 cinnamon and cloves,1 teaspoon cumin seeds,few curry leaves.

⚪Add 1 finely chopped onion and fry till it turns to golden brown.

⚪Add boiled chicken,1 tablespoon chilli powder, 1/2 tablespoon garam masala, 2 tablespoon pepper,salt as per your requirement and mix it well.

⚪Cook for few minutes and your pepper chicken is ready.

Note : Add pepper according to your taste 

Oh wow ! Thanks a lot Prem for your appreciation. I am overwhelmed. I will try for sure to post many more 100 series. I loved your chit chat and I hope the same from my readers too. Your pepper chicken sounds super delicious and tempting. Will try this soon. Thanks again for sharing your recipe with us. All the very best for your bright future and may all your dream comes true :)

Friends, Stay tuned till next Monday to meet another interesting Home chef who is also going to share a yummy dish with us. Have a great week ahead !

If you are interested to participate in my Chit Chat event, please do drop a mail at priyasmenu@gmail.com


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