Thursday, January 7, 2010

Everyday Chicken

Its hard to confess but the truth is that I have been bitten by the “Blogging Bug” for sure. A few months back my shopping interest was all girlish bags ,shoes , make up ,perfumes and stuff but the day I  entered into the blogging world that has changed. To my surprise ( and the rest  ) now my shopping mainly consists of  what I say  “blog appropriate” crockery .

My friends are so fed up with this that they even wont let me go to the crockery section if they are with me but I cant help to sneak :).This craze of mine is so obvious that recently I went shopping with my Abbo Jee and to my surprise he came to me with a bowl which was on display and he thought I might like it for my Blog appropriate crockery collection.I really liked the lovely black bowl and he bought it for me. 

For the “official inauguration” of the black bowl I cooked simple everyday Chicken curry ( my abbo jee’s fav ) which i am sharing with you.

What you Need:
  • Chicken : 12oo gms ( cut into curry pieces)
  • Onions : 2 medium ( Sliced finely )
  • Tomatoes : 2 medium ( chopped finely )
  • Yogurt : 1/2 cup
  • GG paste : 1 tbsp
  • Salt : 1 tsp ( up to taste )
  • Red chili : 1 tsp ( up to your tolerance level )
  • Turmeric : 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander powder : 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder : 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder : 1/2 tsp
  • Fresh green chili : 2 – 3
  • Oil : 1/2 cup
  • Hot water : 3 glasses ( depends how much gravy or shorva you prefer)
How to :
  1. Mix in the salt,chili,coriander,turmeric,cumin and garam masala powder into to the yogurt , mix well and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil and fry chicken pieces till they are light brown .Take out the chicken and keep aside.
  3. In the same oil fry sliced onions till golden brown. Add GG paste and sauté for a minute.
  4. Throw in the chopped tomatoes ,sauté till they become mushy .
  5. Now put the yogurt  + masala mix and the onion tomato mixture from the pan in a blender and blend  into a smooth paste . Return to the pan and continue cook on medium flame till it is no longer raw and you can see the oil floating .
  6. Now its fried chicken’s turn to join the rest in the pan.Sauté chicken along the masala paste till the chicken is thoroughly cooked . At this stage you should have nicely brown chicken with clingy masala paste.
  7. Add in 3 glasses of hot water and fresh green chili  , let it boil on high heat once and then reduce flame, cover and let it simmer gently for about 2o minutes.
  8. Everyday chicken is ready .. serve.
Notes:
  • Add a teaspoon of vinegar to a pan full of water and keep cut chicken in it for 20 minutes to get rid of the raw chicken smell.Throw the water and wash chicken before use.
  • This is the basic chicken shorva curry .You can build many combinations from it. Add vegetables like potato, okra,lauki , cauliflower with water if you do not want plain chicken shorva or you can add spinach ,fenugreek to make palak chicken etc.
  • Always use hot water for the gravy or shorva instead of cold water for a smooth gravy.

everyday chicken

4 comments:

Kitchen Flavours said...

I totally agree with you.....when it comes to blog crockery.....chicken recipes looks extremely yum....and spicy too...

Sadia Naseeb said...

Thank you lubna..

Mona said...

This Chicken curry is one that I also keep preparing very often in my house. And the bowl looks gorgeous!

Pierre said...

hello sadia
Now I am hungry !!! love chicken you can cook so many different ways !! cheers from Paris pIerre

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