6 Mar 2016

CHICKEN MASALA CURRY

Hello everyone 

Chicken curry ....this name brings  strong craving for it to chicken lovers . So today I am here with a very easy and no more fuss chicken curry recipe. Hope you all will definitely love it. It is neither loaded with loads of butter or cream nor needs special technique or utensils yet super yummy spicy curry to relish on. Do try this scrumptious chicken curry recipe and let me know too , how's it turned out for you. I bet ,you will not regret😊.
Stepwise recipe is given below.

CHICKEN MASALA CURRY




Serves: 4-5
Time : 1 hr


Ingredients 

1 kg chicken breast, cubed
3 medium onions , thinely sliced
4-5 green chillies, broken in halves
2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
3 medium tomatoes, finely chopped

2 tbsp chicken masala powder
1 1/2 tbsp coriander powder
1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp kasoori methi, crushed between palms
Salt to taste
Oil


To make puree:

2 medium onions, roughly chopped 
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 green cardamoms


For marination:

1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp salt


For tempering:

4 green cardamom
4 cloves
2 inch cinnamon stick
1/2 inch mace
1 bay leaf





Method:

First of all marinate chicken pieces with spices given under marination section. Keep it for 20-30 mins for marination.




Make puree of ingredients given under puree section and keep aside for later use.



Take all dry spice powders in a bowl and add 1/3 cup water to it. Mix well and keep aside for later use.



Heat oil in a big wok, add all spices of tempering section, saute for 2 mins till they become aromatic. Then add onions , green chilies and little salt.


 Saute till onion become light golden, add ginger garlic paste and saute for 2 mins. 
Now add soaked spices powders in it and fry till it starts releasing oil. 


Now add prepared puree and again fry till it starts leaving edges of the wok and raw smell of onion goes off.



Now add chicken cubes , fry on high flame for 5 mins stirring continuously to avoid sticking to bottom, till it become white from all sides.  Now lower the flame ,cover the wok and let chicken to cook for 12-15 mins or till chicken pieces become nice tender and soft, stirring occasionally. 



When chicken become nicely cooked and tender then add chopped tomatoes ,fry till raw smell of tomatoes goes off. 



 Now add water as per your choice of gravy consistency, adjust salt. 


Let it boil then add kasoori methi and simmer for 5 mins, and done. 


Your yummy home style chicken masala curry is ready to serve with roti , naan or rice.




Hope you all will like my little initiative towards healthy and easy cooking so please pour your valuable comments and suggestions, they meant a lot to me.

Happy cooking....
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