Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Quick Chicken Curry !


This is one of the quick chicken curries I make that doesnt need any exotic ingredients and can be made with our everyday basic stuff. Its really quick and you need not spend any time in kitchen during cooking. The chicken is also cooked so well like the flesh will be falling off the bone easily. 
This curry though its quick has the perfect blend of spiciness and tanginess and great with rotis and rice.


INGREDIENTS
  • 350 gms chicken (with bone or boneless)
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 2 medium onions (finely chopped)
  • 3 medium tomatoes
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 piece of ginger
  • 2 green chillis
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seeds (Saunf)
  • 4 cloves
  • salt as needed
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 1/2 tbs Red chilli Powder (I used mild kashmiri red chilli powder)
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala (optional)
  • Coriander to Garnish

STEPS
  • Wash chicken well,  wash and peel potatoes and cube them.
  • Blend the tomatoes, chillis, ginger and garlic to a fine puree.


  • In a pressure cooker, heat oil, and add fennel seeds and cloves.
  • Then after few seconds add finely chopped onions and saute them till they are slightly brown.


  • Then add the chicken and potatoes and saute them till they turn white from pink.
  • Add in the tomato puree to the chicken.


  • Add salt and all the spice powders and mix well. 
  • Pour a cup of water and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  • Let the steam release on own and then open the cooker.
  • If its too watery then allow it to sit on stove top for 4 - 5 minutes until it reaches the consistency you like.

NOTES

  • The chicken and potato pieces can be big as we are pressure cooking them, anyway they will cook perfect and soft.
  • If you have ginger garlic paste, then add then before onions and saute them. Else grind ginger ang garlic along with tomatoes like I did,
  • Chicken leaves water when cooking, so add water accordingly when cooking.
  • Fennel seeds gives a nice aroma, but if you dont like, you can very well replace them with Jeera (Cumin Seeds)
  • The potatoes absorb all the chicken flavors and would taste really great in this curry. You can skip potatoes too and make only with chicken.



With Love,






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