Monday, June 20, 2016

Chicken curry is a common delicacy in South Asia, Southeast Asia, as well as in the Caribbean. A typical South Asian curry consists of chicken stewed in an onion and tomato-based sauce, flavored with ginger, garlic, chili peppers and a variety of spices, often including turmeric, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cardamom and so on

Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 45 mins
Total time: 1 hour
Serves: 8-10

1 kg chicken cut in to small pieces,
(marinate with salt and chilly powder for 2 hours: not mandatory)
2 tbsp oil
2 cinnamon stick
whole pepper 6-7
3 cloves
bayleaf 2
2 sliced onions
1 tbsp of ginger garlic paste
3 sliced green chillies
4-5 tbsp tomato puree
1/2 tsp turmeric power
2 tbsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tbsp chilly powder
1 tbsp kashmiri chilly powder
2 tsp garam masala powder
salt according to taste
1/2 cup water
coriander leaves for garnishing

  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a dutch oven. Add whole spices(cinnamon stick,whole pepper,cloves and bayleaf) and saute.
  • Add sliced onion and cook till its golden brown. Keep stirring in between. Then add sliced green chillies and ginger garlic paste.
  • After about 5 mins, add tomato puree. When the mixture becomes thick, add chilly, turmeric,kashmiri chilly, coriander & cumin powder. Mix again. Add salt to taste & 1/2 cup of water and stir.
  • After about 2 mins add chicken pieces. Mix well so that the mixture coats all the chicken pieces. Cook with lid open for about 10 mins with occasional stirring. Then add 1/2 - 1 cup of water according to your preference of gravy, close the lid and cook in medium-high flame until the chicken is cooked.
  • Then lower the flame, add garam masala powder and cook for 5 more mins. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with rice, roti or naan.
Heat oil in dutch oven, add whole spices, onion , green chillies , tomato puree and ginger garlic paste. Mix well
Add all the powders mentioned above, except garam masala, mix well then add 1/2 cup water and salt. Finally add chicken pieces. Cook for 10 mins.

Add water, close the lid and cook till the chicken is done. Finally garnish with coriander leaves.

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