Spicy Chicken Curry

Spicy Chicken Curry

 

Ingredients

  • Chicken -½ kg(washed and cut into medium sized pieces)
  • Curd – 3 tbspn
  • Red chilli powder -1 tspn (adjust as per your taste)
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tspn
  • salt to taste
  • Cashewnuts – 6-7
  • Milk – 4-5 tbspn
  • Cinnamon – 1” piece
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Cloves – 3
  • Oil – 3-4 tbspn
  • Onions finely chopped – 2 big
  • Tomato finely chopped – 1 large
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tspn
  • Criander powder – 1 tspn
  • Black pepper powder  – 3/4 tspn (adjust as per your taste)
  • Cumin powder – ¼ tspn
  • Coriander leaves for garnish

Directions

  1. Marinate chicken pieces in chilli powder, turmeric powder, curd and salt and keep it for 20 minutes.
  2. While the chicken pieces are marinating, make a paste of cashew nuts and milk. Keep aside.
  3. Dry roast cinnamon, cloves and curry leaves for 1 minute and make a powder of them. Keep aside.
  4. Heat 1&1/2 tbspns of oil in a cooking vessel. Add the onions and saute till transparent. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute further for another 3-4 minutes on medium heat.
  5. Add coriander powder, cumin powder, pepper powder and combine well and fry for another minute.
  6. Add the tomatoes and let it cook for 3-4 minutes. Combine well and cook till oil separates.Turn off heat. Cool and grind the cooked masala. Keep aside this masala paste.
  7. Heat 1&1/2 tbspns oil in a cooking vessel and add the marinated chicken and cook on high flame for 4-5 minutes, reduce heat and cook covered for another 4-5 minutes.
  8. Add the ground masala paste, cashew nut paste and ground powder of cinnamon, cloves and curry leaves and combine well. (Add a cup of water for more gravy consistency). Cook till chicken pieces are soft and you get the desired curry consistency. Adjust salt.
  9. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.Recipe Courtesy: Sailus Kitchen

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