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Chicken Curry

Usually while making run of the mill dishes at home, I don’t follow any particular recipe as such. I just add the ingredients according to what comes to my mind at that moment. By the end of the day I would have completely forgotten how I made the dish. The trouble starts when a few days later, the boys’ request goes like this “Can you make that dish which you prepared on that day??” and I go completely blank. But now, thanks to my blog, I note down each and every step and hence don’t have to give that blank look again. :-).

So the recipe I am presenting today is a run of the mill chicken curry, which goes well with rice. With Cabbage Thoran and fresh curd to accompany the chicken, we all ended up over-eating. ;-).

Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry

Usually while making run of the mill dishes at home, I don't follow any particular recipe as such. I just add the ingredients according to what comes to my mind at that moment. By the end of the day I would have completely forgotten how I made the dish. The trouble starts when a few days later, the

Ingredients
  

  • 1 kg Chicken
  • 4 Onions chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger chopped
  • 7 cloves Garlic - 8
  • 2 cardamom Black
  • 3 cardamom Green
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 7 Clove
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon Chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • as required Salt

Instructions
 

  • Heat oil in a pan.Put the cardamoms, cloves and bay leaf.When they start to swell up, add the chopped onions.
  • Saute till they are brown in colour.Add the ginger and garlic, followed by coriander powder, chilli powder and turmeric powder.
  • Saute for 2 minutes.Add the chopped tomatoes and stir till the oil separates.Switch off the heat.
  • Once cool, grind the mixture into a fine paste.You can remove the black cardamoms and bay leaf if you want.
  • Apply this mixture on the chicken pieces very well.Add salt as well.Add a cup of water.
  • Cover and cook till the chicken is done.If you need more gravy, add more water and bring to a boil.
  • Sprinkle the garam masala powder and stir well.Switch off the heat.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or roti.

Notes

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