Thursday, March 3, 2011

Chicken Curry(Creamy kadai chicken)

This one is from my sister.She is a real good cook, who likes to cook and and also loves to eat :)
This simple chicken dish is easy to make, but is quite different from the regular chicken gravy that we get with the rotis(breads) in the indian restaurants.I made this a couple of times at it was a huge hit.Yes,of course it will be...anything with chicken, my hubby loves it.

Creamy Kadai Chicken

You'll need:
Chicken: 1.5 lb (breasts,thighs and drumsticks)

For marinade:
Ginger-garlic paste: 2 tbsp
Pepper powder: 1/2 tsp
Lime juice: 1tbsp
Oil: 1tbsp
Salt: as required

For tomato paste:
Tomato: 2 medium roma tomatoes
Green chili: 2 nos
Ginger-garlic paste: 1 tbsp
Chili powder: 1 tsp
Cardamom: 3 nos
Clove: 3 nos
Water: 1 cup

For sauteing:
Onion: 1 large onion (thinly sliced)
Ginger root: 1/2 tsp(finely chopped)
Green chili: 3 nos
Chili powder: 2 tsp
Turmeric powder: 1 tsp
*Garam masala:  3/4 tsp
**Kasuri methi (dried and crushed fenugreek leaves): 1/2 tsp
Cream: 1cup (optional)

*Garam masala is a mixture of various Indian spices, which can be found in any indian grocery shop.
**Kasuri methi can be found in any indian grocery shop.

How to make:

Marinate chicken with the ingredients mentioned above and keep it aside for a while.

Grind all the ingredients for the tomato paste into a fine paste.

In a frying pan, shallow fry chicken pieces to light brown color.

In the same oil and the first 3 ingredients for sauteing and stir till onion turn golden brown.

Add chili powder,turmeric powder, garam masala and kasuri methi.

Now add the tomato mixture and a cup of water.

Once it boils, add the fried chicken pieces and mix everything together. Add a little bit of salt if required.

Pop the lid on and cook for 10 min on medium heat.

Once finished cooking add a cup of cream to give the curry a rich taste. You can skip or reduce the amount of cream if you want a much healthier version.Bcoz it tastes yummy without the cream.

This goes well with chapathi or any kind of roti. Also tastes good with hot steaming white rice.

Give it a try :)


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