I was searching for a different kind of chicken curry and I found this @ Shab’s place. I loved the recipe and the name she had given to this J Though she has warned about the risk of getting this correct, I could come up with a yummy dish. I am not sure if mine was the same as what her mom prepared. But we liked this version. Thanks to Shab’s mom for the wonderful recipe.
Chicken -- 2 lb (approximately 1 kg)
Chilli powder -- 2 tsp
Coriander powder -- 4 tsp
Greek yogurt or thick curd -- 6 tbsp
Lemon juice -- 1 tbsp
Salt -- to taste
Onion -- 1 medium size
Ginger -- 1 inch
Garlic -- 7 large cloves
Oil -- 3 tbsp
Cumin seeds -- 1 tsp
Cardamom -- 3
Cloves -- 5
Cinnamon stick -- 2 inch piece
Coriander leaves -- ½ cup(loosely packed) chopped
Tomato -- 1 medium size
Mix all the ingredients for the marinade and apply it to the chicken.Mix well. Cover and leave it in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours.
Heat a large saucepan and add oil. Add cumin seeds along with other whole spices. When the aroma comes,add in chopped onion,little salt, ginger and garlic and fry until the onion starts to turn golden in colour. Add in the chopped tomatoes and fry until they are squishy.
Add in the marinated chicken and mix well. Cover and cook in low flame until the chicken is almost cooked and the gravy is very thick. Add some water if required. ie only if water doesn’t come out of the chicken. Add in the chopped coriander leaves and stir carefully. Cover and cook until done.
Serve hot with chapathi, pathiri etc..