Chicken with roasted Spices!

When I got back home yesterday, I found two things. One, hubby dear hadn't devoured the hearty ones and my younger one had devoured all else except these molds! Athamma told me that Chinnu didn't eat his lunch but had only Moong halwa and he refused to eat his dinner too and I saw him happily feeding on the halwa again. So what got left were the two hearts for hubby dear. He was teasing me saying I was lamenting that I had prepared much and now nothing is left. He enjoyed what was left. So I now have to prepare this and Papaya halwa again. Both hubby and Konda have become fond of Papaya Halwa. I think of these blog events and appreciate how much we get to learn new taste and flavour!

It was chicken time again and I wanted to prepare something new. But hubby dear warned me not to take too much time as the previous day, so I was not left with much time. And I had been playing to make Chicken vindaloo for the blog, oops for hubby dear. But that takes some marinating time. We can't have that right. Everything on list seems to take some time on its own to get cooked up. Finally thought I will just do something on my own. I guess after having worked on so many chicken dishes, trying to create a new one should not be a problem right. So with that thought being on top, went ahead with the cooking. That being a chicken, it got cooked pretty fast. Had some minutes free on hand, so I thought I might as well complete the photo session than waiting for unknown or unexpected time to come. Got few things to decorate. I hear all the places where one gets to learn to make the pictures look gorgeous. Konda gives me tips on decoration.God, hope my little ones won't start on me soon.. Konda tells me that I got to make my plate look appealing and should decorate and et all. So she asks me to take a lime piece and few onions and directs me to put it here or put it there. A thought struck me seeing that lime piece on the chicken, why not send it to Coffee for her JFI on lime. As such I can't for the life of me, think anything with just lime. Then hesitated and removed the lime piece. What if I am selected to be awarded the most innovative blogger in sending a dish. I don't like to be after awards. But hear me, I don't mind getting one.

So here's my yet another simplest chicken dish for you chicken loves. At the cost of being unpopular among my favorite supporters, I take the plunge and click on the publish button. I pray thee come tomorrow for a feast coming out of a pot!.

Ingredients Needed:

Chicken - 250 gms
Onions - 1 big
Tomato - 1 medium
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Chili powder - 3/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric pw a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tsp
Coriander for garnishing.

Masala to be ground

Whole Dhania /Coriander seeds - 1/2 tsp
Whole pepper corns - 10 nos
Cloves - 2
Cinnamon - 1 "
Cardamom -1
Bay leaf - 1/2
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Fennel Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Poppy seeds - 1/2 tsp

Method to prepare:

Clean and cut chicken to desired size. Let it drain.

Chop onions and tomatoes to fine pieces.

Dry roast all the spices and let it cool. Once its cool, grind to a fine powder.

Heat a pan with oil, sauté onions till they are light brown. Add Ginger garlic paste. Fry for 1 min.

Then add the drained chicken pieces to the pan and add chilli, coriander, garam masala and turmeric along with chopped tomatoes. Cook on high for 2 mins, adjust the salt, add about half a glass of water. Cover with lid and simmer for 15 mins.

Remove lid, add the roasted masala. Stir again and cook on high flame for 5 mins, keep stirring so that it doesn't get burnt.

Garnish with coriander leaves.

Since you added little water, you can serve this for rotis.

Well talking about awards, you must've seen from above that dear Bharathy thought about me for Nice Matters award. Phew I had to catch a breath reading what she had to say about me. But don't for one second be taken in by that talk. Bharathy is too sweet, so she thinks highly of her friend. I am sure this is what many out there are doing it everyday. But I am happy to have a dear friend like Bharathy, to boost me time to time. Thank you my dear friend, I really appreciate your thoughts and words.

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