Sunday, December 7, 2008

SIMPLE CHICKEN CURRY


I still remember my childhood days, when every Sunday we use to look forward to eating my mom's special cooking. Lunches were the focal point of our lazy sundays. And simple chicken curry with rice was my all time favourite. I don't know what it is with mother's cooking, simple things feel so comforting and long after those years I crave for such simple pleasures every now and then. 

the thanksgiving weekend was spent with my brother who came down from LA for the long weekend. Missed my husband who is on a fortnight trip to India. (He is returning on Tuesday)
I made chicken curry with rice and it brought back all those memories of  our lazy sunday afternoons. Though I prepared the chicken curry just the same way as mom would do, but still it was not the same. none the less, here is the recipe

You will need

chicken-1 pound
onion paste- 1 cup
tomato puree- 1/2 cup
ginger garlic and green chilly paste-1 tbsp
red chilly powder- 1 tsp
turmeric powder- 1 tsp
tandoori masala powder- 2 tsp
salt - to taste
oil- 1 tbsp
cilantro- for garnishing

You have to
  1. wash the chicken well
  2. heat oil in a pan. add the ginger garlic and green chilly paste.saute
  3. add the onion paste. saute till the onion turns brown.
  4. add the red chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt. add around 1/2 cup of water and cook the masala well.
  5. once the oil begins to seperate add the chicken. cook on low flame. 
  6. keep cooking on low till the chicken begins to get tender. add some water.
  7. add the tomato puree, mix, cover and cook.
  8. cook till the chicken becomes soft and the gravy thickens. 
  9. add the tandoori masala, garnish with cilantro.
  10. serve with plain rice and or chapatis. 

enjoy.
will be posting another chicken recipe soon.
till then eat well

11 comments:

G.Pavani said...

looks yummy n spicy chicken curry...making me here hungry

raaji said...

even i make the curry almost similarly........love it..

Cham said...

That looks yummy and i imagine with white rice!

notyet100 said...

hmmm..//looks yum,...long time how u dng?

rekhas kitchen said...

mmm intresting very easy to make nice recipe Karuna

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Trupti said...

curry looks very very yummy

Sagari said...

chicken looks deleciousss karuna

Roopa said...

Looks yummy:) mmmi can have it with some roti:)

karuna said...

thank u soo much guys. i made chicken after a while here. i am glad everyone liked it

SriLekha said...

looks yummy and delicious!
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