Saturday, September 8, 2012

Recipe - Chicken curry homestyle


Ingredients -

  1. Chicken - 500 gms
  2. Curd - 100 gms
  3. Red chilli powder - 2 tsp (or as per taste)
  4. Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  5. Cumin powder - 1 tsp
  6. Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
  7. Salt - 1.5 tsp (or as per salt)
  8. Onion - 2 medium
  9. Green chilli - 2 medium
  10. Chana daal (split chikpea) - 2 tsp
  11. Khaskhas (poppy seeds) - 1 tsp
  12. Dry coconut - 4 1 inch pieces (optional)
  13. Green coriander - 1/2 cup
  14. Chicken masala - 2 tsp (or as per taste)
  15. Oil - 1 or 2 Tbsp

Method -

1. Wash the chicken pieces well.
2. Mix the curd, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, Cumin powder, Ginger garlic paste and Salt.
3. Marinate the chicken in this mix and keep it in the refridgerator for an hour.
4. Dry roast green chilli, khaskhas, chana daal, (dry coconut) and onions separately. Cut and clean the coriander.
5. Grind the roasted green chilli, khaskhas and chana daal together to make a dry mix.
6. Make a rough paste of the onion and coriander in the grinder.
7. Heat oil in a pan. Put the dry mix in the oil. Let it cook for 2 min on low flame.
8. Put the onion/coriander paste in the pan and let it cook for about 5 min.
9. Put the chicken in the pan and mix well. Let it cook for 2-3 min. Mix well again.
10. Put chicken masala in it and also pour a cup of water.
11. Cover the pan and let it cook till the chicken is tender and cooked.
12. Serve with chapati and raita