|Friday chicken Curry|
I would like to call this the Friday Chicken Curry, it is just perfect for the weekend dinner and a movie. Quick and easy recipe with simple ingredients available in the pantry. Coming to the recipe.
Ingredients for the Friday Chicken Curry
Boneless Chicken 250 gms
Garlic 10 to 15 minced or finely chopped
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Kasuri methi 1 tsp(crushed)
Kashmiri chilli powder 1 tsp
Coriander powder 2 tsp
Garam masala powder 1/2 tsp
Whole spices - Green cardamom 2, cloves 2, cinnamon 1 inch, cummin seeds 1/2 tsp, star anise 1
Water 1/4 cup
Curd/Yogurt 3 tbsp (well beaten)
Oil 1 tbsp + 1 tsp ghee
Fresh coriander leaves 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
Method for making the Friday chicken curry
1- Clean and wash the chicken and keep aside. Take a kadai or deep pan and add the oil and ghee. Now add in the cummin seeds and other whole spices. Stir for a few seconds and add in the finely chopped onion and garlic. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes till the onions are soft and translucent and the garlic looses its raw smell and gives out a beautiful aroma.
2- Now add the turmeric powder, kashmiri chilli powder and coriander powder and mix. Add water little by little as required to avoid the spices from getting burnt. Keep sauteeing till the oil starts to separate from the sides of the masala.
3- Once the masala is well cooked, add in the chicken pieces and mix well.Keep stirring and cook for 3 to 4 minutes continuously stirring till the chicken pieces have turned white from the initial pink. Lower the heat and add in the beaten curd. Keep stirring continuously to ensure that the curd does not split. Stir for another 4 to 5 minutes till the chicken pieces are cooked. Add in the kasuri methi. Add the garam masala powder and mix. Cook for a minute. Switch off gas. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
4- Serve hot with rice or parathas.