Bhuna Masala Wings

Masala Chicken WingsMy heart sang with gratitude “All praise is due to the Lord, All-Mighty”, as I spread out yesterday’s leftover for this evening’s meal, especially when it came to the Masala wings. Yesterday was the first time I had made them and I was really pleased with the results after tasting one piece, but it was only that one piece that I got to eat yesterday. So, I was delighted to see that there were a few Masala Wings leftover from yesterday. I find that one of the great things about dinner parties or having guests over is the leftovers. 
Masala Chicken WingsCooking is a big part of this life of mine, but I can’t deny that it’s a very pleasant feeling to know that our nourishment is taken care of, even if it’s just for the one day. A very pleasant feeling indeed. Especially now, when there’s so much to juggle together. Such as making this space we live in, into a home, adjusting my desire to food blog into our daily routine, then there’s the school runs, errands, my spontaneous decisions on inviting a number or people round and cooking up a feast, the Mr’s oversea ambitions and much more. I need to find the balance and I will Insha Allah, but one step at a time.
Masala Chicken WingsWings are a staple in our home, I always have a kilo or two in the freezer and I always tend to make Tandoori wings out of them, and I adore them but the children being children, get bored very easily. So recently if been hoping to try other ways of making wings, hence, I made Masala Wings and Alhamdulillah, they got devoured. So, now I have an additional way to make wings as oppose to the one or two ways I usually make them.
Masala Chicken WingsAll it took was 30 minutes and the Masala Wings were done. It’s a very simple recipe, with a handful of ingredients, but the ease of the recipe does not justify the end results in my opinion. We ate these Masala wings as appetisers with a side salad and some mint yoghurt, but it would also be great on a bed of Pulao rice as a main dish.
Masala Chicken Wings

Masala Wings
Serves 4
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  1. 500g Chicken niblets/mid-wings, cleaned and pat dried
  2. 250g Brown onion, sliced coarsely
  3. 15g Ginger, grated
  4. 15g Garlic, grated
  5. 10g Green Chilli
  6. 10g Fresh Coriander, chopped coarsely
  7. 5g Cinammon stick
  8. 3 tbsp. Vegetable oil
  9. 1 tsp. Salt, or to taste
  10. 2 tsp. Coriander powder
  11. 1 1/2 tsp. Cumin powder
  12. 1/2 tsp. Chilli powder
  13. 1/2 tsp. Paprika powder
  14. 3 Green Cardamoms
  15. 3 Clove
  16. 1 Black Cardamom
  17. 2 Small Indian Bayleaves
  18. Lemon, halved
  1. Take a large, shallow, wide pot and place over medium-heat. Add the oil and once the oil is hot, add the whole spices and fry for a few 2 minutes.
  2. Add your Onions, stir to mix into the oil, and then, add your Wings. Now stir fry over high heat for 5 minutes. now, add in the Salt, Ginger, Garlic and mix thoroughly, cover and cook over low-medium heat for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes or so.
  3. After 15 minutes, add in the ground spices, Chillies, mix and cook over low-heat, covered for another 10 minutes.
  4. Lastly, turn the heat off, squeeze halve of the lemon over the wings, garnish with the fresh Coriander and serve with the other halve of the lemon cut in small pieces.

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