Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Chicken Delight

Honestly speaking by Wednesday i get into this mid week groove and don’t really like getting into cooking elaborate dishes and stuffs.But after the Tuesday veg day dedication the family looks forward to digging into some non veg stuffs!! So today i stuck by with chicken and made a dish thats so easy to make( using the everyday onion –ginger-garlic paste)  but gives the feel of a party dish. This is also one dish i have cooked many a times for friends and family and they have immensely enjoyed it ( even if i may say so myself !!! ) Hope many of you will try out this easy recipe of “Methi Chicken” that am sharing today.

Ingredients :
Boneless chicken – 300 gms ( use could also use the ones with bones, turns out just fine )
Onion paste – 6 tbsps
Garlic paste – 1 tbsp
Ginger paste – 1 tbsp
Curd – 3 tbsp
Kasuri methi – 1 tbsp  ( keep it soaked in some warm water so that the re is no bitterness of the methi)
Kashmiri chilli powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Whole garam masala – 2 each of green cardamom , cloves and cinnamon stick
Salt  - to taste
Fried onion slice – 1 onion deep fried in a tbsp of oil
Refined oil – 2 tbsps
Warm water – 1 cup for cooking

Method :

Marinate the chicken  with curd,kashmiri red chilli powder and coriander powder. Keep aside.
In a pan, splutter the whole garam masala and add the onion – ginger – garlic paste.Fry this mixture well on low flame till the paste turns nice golden brown in color. ( its very imp to fry on low flame or it will burn or not cook properly and leave a taste of raw onion later )
Next add the chicken along with the marinade and cook for  10-12 mins adding water every time it dries out.The chicken also gets cooked easily in the process.
Once the water dries out and the gravy becomes thick, add the salt, kasuri methi and half of the brown onion slices.Mix well and remove from heat.
Garnish with slit green chillies and the remaining brown onion slices.

Do try this and find the compliments pouring in!!!

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