Wednesday, 24 July 2013

From Mum's kitchen - Homestyle Chicken curry

Simple homestyle chicken curry, perfect for weekdays when want you want a recipe high on flavor and low on effort .

You need

Serves 2 

Chicken - 500 gm - medium size
Onion - 4 medium- sliced thinly
Whole Red chilli 2-3 (adjust for taste)
Whole Cumin - 1 teaspoon
Whole coriander - 1 teaspoon
Peppercorns  10-12
ginger - crushed or chopped -1 full teaspoon
garlic - crushed or chopped - 1 full teaspoon
Garam masla - 1/4 teaspoon
mustard oil - 2 table spoon (can substitute for any cooking oil you prefer)
salt - to taste
turmeric - 1/2 teaspoon


Heat  kadhai (wok) and add cumin, coriander, peppercorn, red chillies and saute for 2 mins. Remove from the kadhai and grind this in a pestle roughly

In a pressure cooker add chicken, half of sliced onions, half tea spoon garlic, half teaspoon ginger and half of the roasted ground masala. Cover and cook for 1 whistle. Turn off the heat and remove from stove.

At the same time in the kadhai, heat oil, add onion fry for 3-4 minutes, add remaining ginger, garlic, ground masala, turmeric ands saute for 4-5 mins.

Turn the flame to lowest and cover and cook till the time your chicken is cooked in pressure cooker, keep checking the masala mixture in case its sticking to  wok adjust water .

Once the steam releases from the cooker , add the mix to kadhai, add salt, mix well turn the heat to medium and cook for 5 mins, adjust for water as required.

Chicken should be almost done (90-95%) by now.

Add garam masla, mix well  and cover and cook on low flame till done (another 5 mins)

That's it home style chicken curry ready to eat .

Best served with hot rotis

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