Finally, I cooked chicken!! It is a simple recipe and you have got to try it to believe how good it turns out to be.
Here’s what you need –
- 2 large onions
- 5-6 cloves of garlic
- 1 inch of ginger
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 2/3 tsp of oil
- 1 tomato
- half a tsp turmeric powder for masala
- half a tsp turmeric powder for marination
- 1 glass of water
- 7/8 pieces of chicken
- 1 tsp garam masala
- salt to taste
- pinch of sugar
First thing first:
Clean the chicken or get it cleaned when buying. Wash it thoroughly and rinse with a lot of water. Drain the water completely. Add half a tsp of turmeric and marinate it. Keep aside.
Let’s get cooking!
The base for masala is simple. You can either chop the onions, ginger and garlic finely or grind the three of them in a mixer. I grind them to save time. If you wish to grind it prepare it before you keep the vessel on the gas.
Take a non stick kadai. Add 2 tsp oil. Keep on low flame. Once the oil is hot add a pinch of sugar. You will see it caramalises in some time. It will give the curry a rich red colour. Once it caramalises, add onion-ginger-garlic paste in it. Mix it rigorously.Keep stirring and keep a watch because the mixture can stick to the pan. Add chopped tomatoes. Let it cook for 5 minutes and keep stirring.
Add turmeric and chili powder to it. Mix it well and keep stirring. If you think the mixture is too dry add a little water to it. Cook for another 5 minutes. Add chicken pieces to the masala and mix them well. Stir lightly for some time. Once you feel the masala has coated the chicken pieces add water, enough to cover chicken. Stir well and put it on high flame. Turn the flame to low after it starts boiling and put a lid over it.
Let it cook for 5 minutes. Take off the lid and add salt and garam masala powder. Put the lid back and cook for 10 minutes. Check once if the chicken is cooked well. If done, put the flame off. Serve with hot chapatis or bread.