My today's recipe is dedicated to non vegetarians who are big fan of chicken curries but don't like the lengthy preparation method. Today's recipe is no fuss, no marination, no tomatoes, no yogurt and Ofcourse no cream recipe but super delicious to relish on. Generally chicken, mutton, fish etc calls for extra oil than regular cooking that's why people hesitate to try curry dishes and end up with grill or baked ones. So I tried to come up with some healthy and lip smacking chicken curry recipe to be indulged without guilt. As I use only required amount of oil and no cream in my nov veg dishes too.
Step wise recipe is given below and hope you all will like it.
DESI STYLE CHICKEN CURRY
Time : 40 mins
1/2 kg chicken , cubed ( I used boneless chicken breast)
2 big onions, thinly sliced
3-4 green chilies , broken in half
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1-2 bay leaves
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste
1/4 cup green coriander leaves, finely chopped
For making paste:
8-10 cloves garlic
1 inch ginger, peeled and sliced
1 tbsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
2 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder
1/2 tsp black pepper powder or corns
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 blade mace
1/4 tsp nutmeg powder
1 black cardamom
4-5 green cardamom
1 inch cinnamon stick
First of all make thick paste all the ingredients given under for paste section,using little water. Keep covered, aside for later use.
Now heat oil in a wok and add bay leaves and cumin seeds. Let it crackle then add sliced onions and green chillies,fry till nice brown ( nearly caramalised).
Then add chicken and turmeric powder, fry on high flame to retain moisture in chicken stir repeatedly to avoid sticking to bottom and burning.
Add prepared paste and some salt . Fry till chicken become almost tender and spices are nicely cooked and start leaving oil. Adjust seasoning and add water as per your choice of gravy consistency.
let it cook, covered till chicken is nicely cooked .
Finally add chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
Now your tempting, lip smacking chicken curry is ready to serve with roti, naan or rice.
**You can increase or decrease water in curry according to your preference of consistency.
** Adjust chilies as per your taste.
This is very simple yet delicious dish , a must try for chicken lovers. I bet you will not get disappointed at all.
Enjoy it and please shower your precious comments and suggestions to this dish. I'll always appreciate your efforts to encourage my lil steps toward healthy cooking.