Sunday, April 24, 2011

Chicken Curry

Chicken - 5 drumsticks (cut each into 2 pieces)
Bayleaf,cloves,cardamom - 2 0r 3
Cinnamon-1 inch stick
Onion -1 chopped
Tomato -1 chopped
GingerGarlic paste - 2 0r 3 tsp
G.chillies - 1 0r 2
Chillipowder-3/4 tsp
Coriander powder-1tsp
Cumin powder - 1tsp
Turmeric -1/4 tsp
Freshly grounded pepper - 1/2 tsp
Coconut-1/2 cup
Poppy seeds-3tsp
Coriander leaves-3 springs


 * Clean and cut chicken pieces.
 * In a pan dry roast poppy seeds for a min or two.then add coconut and fry for another 2 mins. At this stage add chilli,cumin,coriander and turmeric powder and fry for one more min. grind this mixture to a fine paste.

 *In a pressure cooker add oil and fry bayleaf,cloves,cardamom,cinnamon,then add onion and fry till translucent and gingergarlic paste and fry till raw smell goes.Add the tomato and pressure cook it in medium flame till 1 whistle(don't hav to add water).Add the chicken pieces and salt to this onion tomato gravy and pressure cook again for 2 whistles or untill the chicken is fully cooked.

*Once the chicken is cooked add the coconut paste and little water and let it boil and simmer till gravy reaches the desired consistency,add coriander leaves and fresly ground pepper powder before switching of the stove.

*Serve with any type of rice or rotis,naan etc...

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