Sunday, May 9, 2010

Quail Roast

Other day when M and myself was looking the freezer section in the asian store here, couple of quails sitting inside was calling us. We grabbed it right away and came home. I knew the perfect recipe for quail.
Today afternoon seemed to me the right time to make it. We hiked today morning and Quail Roast seemed to be the perfect way to  replenish all the burned calories.


For exact ingredient proportions refer: Amma's Cook Book

Ingredients I used :
  1. Quails                    
  2. Onion                     
  3. Fresh Ginger            
  4. Garlic                     
  5. Oil                      
  6. Sugar                     
  7. Almonds                 
  8. Coriander Leaves     
  9. Mint Leaves             
  10. Green Chilies          
  11. Cloves                    
  12. Cardamom pods   
  13. Bay leaf   
  14. Cinnamon stick
  15. Plain yoghurt           
  16. Salt                       

1. Clean the Quails thoroughly both inside and outside.
2. Pat dry with paper towel and prick quails all over with a fork

3. Melt saute onions, sugar, ginger and garlic.
4. Fry on a medium heat until the onions turns light brown. Remove from heat.    Let it cool.

5. In a food processor add this fried onions,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16 and make a fine paste .
6. Rub this paste into the quails both inside and outside.
7. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours.  

****** Proper marination is the key to this dish *******

8. After 3 hours  heat  oil in a deep, wide pan and gently place all the quails side by side.
9. Cook and cover on a Low-Med heat. Turn the quails occasionally to evenly brown on all sides. Cooking will take about an hour.


  1. I love quail and this looks perfect. I have a similar recipe with almonds in the marinade, so I can imagine how this masala tastes!

  2. Masala was really good...a unique minty flavour...

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