Saturday, January 8, 2011

Curd Chicken

Multi flavoured chicken curry with curd and cashews! Spicy aromas add extra flavours to the dish

  1. Chicken- 1/2 kg
  2. Onion- 2 ,sliced
  3. Tomato-1 large,sliced
  4. Green chillies- 3,slit
  5. Curd- 1 tablespoon
  6. Cashew- 10
  7. Bay leaves-2
  8. Cinnamon-2 sticks
  9. Cardamom- 2
  10. Cloves- 2
  11. Curry leaves- 10-15
  12. Chilly powder- 2 teaspoon
  13. Turmeric powder- 1/4 teaspoon
  14. Pepper powder- 1 teaspoon
  15. Fennel seeds- 1/2 teaspoon
  16. Coriander powder- 1 teaspoon
  17. Salt-1-2 teaspoon, as required
  18. Water
  19. Oil- 1 tablespoon

  1. Marinate the chicken pieces with 1 teaspoon red chilly powder,turmeric powder,1/2 teaspoon pepper powder little salt and keep aside. 
  2. Soak the cashews in warm water. 
  3. Heat oil a pan and saute the cinnamon,cloves,cardamom,bay leaves till the aroma fills the air.
  4. Now add the sliced onions,green chillies and saute till onion turns golden brown
  5. Grind together the chilly powder,coriander powder,pepper powder,fennel seeds  and add to the onion mix.
  6. Saute for 2 mins.
  7. Add curd,salt,saute for a while 
  8. Now add the marinated chicken pieces along with the tomatoes and stir well.
  9. Add 1/2 cup water, cover and cook in low flame,stirring in between till chicken is cooked.
  10. Grind the soaked cashews to a fine paste and add to the chicken. 
  11. Now make the gravy thick with high flame.
  12. Garnish with coriander leaves!
Serve with rice/ appam/ dosa/ naan/ chapati/ roti... well it goes with anything! Spice level can be adjusted to meet your requirements

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