We decided to spend the labor day weekend at home as we were travelling to Kansas city the following weekend. Since we were home, I decided to cook an extravagant meal for my darling husband. The meal included chicken soup, biriyani, plain rice, chicken curry and my all time favorite chicken liver pepper fry. Many of us don’t prefer to add the gizmos of Chicken or goat like liver, heart and lungs in our curry or fry preparations. These teeny-weenies are high in nutrients. Chicken liver is considered to be low in sodium. It is also a good source of Proteins, Vitamins (A, C, B6, B12), Minerals like copper, zinc etc., On the other side, both goat and chicken liver are high in cholesterol. 100 gm of chicken liver could have around 563 mg of cholesterol. Better avoid them if you have high cholesterol.
I bumped into an interesting fact when I was googling about these gizmos(livers). As per a study and chinese medical belief, the goat liver is used as a remedy for Night blindness. Also, since they are rich in Vitamin B, Iron and Vitamin A pregnant women are asked to eat liver to avoid birth defects, prevent anemia and for normal fetal growth respectively. Though it is good for the expecting Mom, they are still advised not to consume in large quantities. As too much of Vitamin A could cause some birth defects too.
You can prepare a number of dish with these gizmos. I love to add them in curry, biriyani or fry preparations. You can also exclusively prepare dishes like chicken/goat liver fry or chicken/goat liver pepper fry. I usually like the way my granny pepares the chicken/goat liver pepper fry. They are simply awesome and it goes well with rice, rotis and especially a good side for rasam. You can find the recipe of chicken liver pepper fry in one of my previous post. Recently when I was talking to my Mom she said that my dear granny doesn’t add tomatoes and cumin powder in her preparation. So please avoid tomatoes and cumin powder in my recipe and use shallots/pearl onions for the authentic taste.