Prep 25 mins
Cook 45 mins
From the Thursday magazine.
- 1 kg chicken, washed,cleaned and cut into big pieces
- 4 tablespoons oil
- 1⁄2 cup onion, sliced
- 1 1⁄2 cups tomatoes, peeled and sliced
- 2 tablespoons fresh coriander leaves, chopped
- 1 tablespoon ginger paste
- 1 tablespoon garlic paste
- 4 teaspoons garam masala powder
- 2 bay leaves
- 4 whole red chilies
- 2 teaspoons coriander seeds
- 1 teaspoon red chili powder
- Grind corriander seeds and whole red chillies into a coarse powder.
- Heat oil in a kadai.
- Add bay leaves.
- After about 30 seconds, add onions and saute till they turn light golden brown.
- Add ginger-garlic paste.
- Saute for 2 minutes on medium flame.
- Add the above coarse powder.
- Stir well.
- Add tomatoes and cook till they are fully cooked.
- Add chicken pieces, salt to taste and red chilli powder.
- Mix well.
- Cover the kadai.
- Cook till the chicken becomes tender.
- Sprinkle garam masala powder over the chicken.
- Garnish with corriander leaves and onion rings.
- Serve hot with rotis or parathas.
As written I felt this curry was a bit strong flavored. It wasn't bad, just a little too much garam masala for our liking. Next time I'll decrease it to 2 tsp and perhaps add it earlier in the cooking so the flavors have time to calm a bit. I didn't have whole coriander seeds or red chilies, so I used 1 tsp coriander powder and 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes. It was a bit spicy, I'll decrease the pepper next time. I used boneless thighs, so it cooked very quickly. It was also very quick and easy to make.
dee-licious. I will admit that I was skeptical at first, because I'm so used to marinating the chicken first. Tasted even better the next day.
I made this with shrimp instead of chicken. We thought it was great and my 4 yr old even liked it! Amazing! I didn't have red chilies so I left them out. I also used a can of diced tomatoes. Next time I will add peas in the mix as well. I