Mother's chicken curry... This is my mom’s traditional way to cooking chicken... She doesn't cook this often I just don't know why... But this is my families all time favorite as I said you before; dad has a good critic on tasty foods... He doesn't see who cooks just sees the taste... And love to try out different cuisines and eat a lot...
Mom makes sure that every Sunday we have chicken and when does this curry dad just drinks the curry and my brother keeps telling it’s a side dish not a main course... So now you would have understood how tasty the curry would be so don't wait to give a try...This curry is simple with its own great flavors, and the main taste to this curry is it’s dry ground masala. So get started!
Chicken - 1 kg
Onion - 3(medium seized)
Tomato - 3(medium sized)
Green chilly - 2
Ginger garlic paste - 3 tbs
Red chilly powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Hot water - 1 cup - 1&1/2 cup
Coriander leaves - 1/8 cup
Salt - to taste
Dry Roast & Grind:
Coriander seeds - 1&1/2 tbs
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tbs
Green cardamom - 2
Pepper corns - 20
Cinnamon - 2(1 inch)
Clove - 2
Bay leaf - 1
Take a pan add in all the dry ingredients and dry roast it for 30 secs,allow to cool and grind it to a fine powder.
Take a deep heavy bottom pan pour in oil,then add in onions and green chilly and saute till they are translucent, Then add in ginger garlic paste saute till the raw smell leaves out then add in 1/2 of chopped tomato and saute till tomato is mushy.
Then add in cleaned chicken and saute till the color of chicken turns pale,then add in turmeric and red chilly powder and saute till the masala is coated well.
Then add in ground masala with coriander leaves and saute well for 3-5 mins.
Then add in hot water to the chicken,allow it to boil for 3 mins then add in the remaining portion of tomato,close and cook till the chicken is fully done and gravy is thick.
Serve hot hot with steamed rice or chapatti and enjoy each bite
Don't roast the ingredients for more time,this will change the aroma and taste of curry.
Pour in hot water,this will maintain the softness of chicken or his if you add in tap water this will make the chicken tough.
Dividing the tomato is purely optional,i like the softness and tangy flavor so i add in half at the last.