Saturday, May 17, 2008

Chicken Semi Gravy with Curds and Spices!

Ok this is another one of those on the spur creations but was so happy that it turned out good! Infact hubby dear was elated! Off late I found that the chicken was not getting tender cooked and hubby was not happy with the softness of the chicken!

So I thought I should marinade it for a while and then add some roasted spices to spice it up. Konda too loved it so I am waiting when my twins will start eating the regular things. Well as my sister in laws are visiting us, I thought I will get them churn out some yummy chutneys that they are famous, but the kids made sure we don't get the time. They have been non stop playing and running around in the house. And I have planned their favorite dishes, most times it worked out. But some chosen ones were not possible. Guess it might take some more years for a relaxed visits.

They were most interested in seeing this blog and very much interested in seeing Athamma in action. I was happy to see them excited.

Well let me get on with this now. Rest later!

Marinating Time : 2 hrs min
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins

Ingredients Needed:

For marinade

Chicken - 250 gms
Curds - 1 cup
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch

For Gravy

Onions - 2 medium
Tomato - 1 small
Chili powder - 3/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tsp
Coriander for garnishing

Masala Roasted and ground:

Cloves - 2
Cinnamon - 1 "
Cardamom -1
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. Marinade the chicken with Curds, Ginger garlic paste, turmeric and Salt. Keep it aside for 2 hrs.

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 pressure cooker with oil, sauté onions till they are light brown.

Then add the chicken marinade to the pan. Let it cook on high flame. The chicken will start leaving moisture. After 5 mins, add chilli, coriander, garam masala. Add the chopped tomatoes. Adjust the salt and add about half a glass of water. Cover with cooker lid and put it for 2 -3 whistles. Once the pressure is off, check if the chicken is cooked.

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. The gravy should be really thick and coat the chicken pieces.

Garnish with coriander leaves.

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This is again the part of the Recipe Marathon for the Dining Hall, started by Siri and Dhivya!

Other wonderful participants in the marathon

Bhags made some yummy Tomato Shorba.
Dhivs dished out some Bhindi Jaipuri
Ranji of Ranji's Kitchen Corner
Raaga of The Singing Chef
Lakshmi of The Yum Blog
Dhivya of Culinary Bazaar
Siri blogged Baked Cauliflower, you should check that picture it looks so wonderful!
Swati tries her first Chicken, though it doesn't look like first time dish!

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10 comments :

Swati Raman Garg said...

your chicken looks so neat n perfect sri... guess what i also posted my first trial on non veggie cooking for the marathon.. and here i see so many perfect chicken preps from you.. i really need to take lessons from you on this...
hey sri you know what i have started taking pics for my posts for the roti mela... finally iam sure i will not miss this mela as the dosa mela..will post it soon...
check out my murgh zafrani and tell me how it looks...

Arundathi said...

I'm sure that is delicious. I should try it... or maybe you can send some over next time you make it! ;)

Siri said...

Dear Srii, I comment on the chicken (but thinking it as Aloo), it looks so spicy and hot!. Thanks for linking all the post..I added urs too!..

Great having u with us in the marathon Srii!

Hugs,
Siri

DK said...

Looking at the pic, I can confidently say that, thats one recipe which will make every non vegetarians drool!

Welcome to Recipe Marathon :)

bhags said...

the chicken looks good, nice one for starting the marathon

ranji said...

delicious chicken curry srivalli!!!great start for the marathon:)...i have excused myself during the weekends ..will join u all on the weekdays..so see u on monday :)

cheers
ranji

Homecooked said...

Wow...this looks delicious!

kamala said...

Chicken looks yummy asusual Valli.

Srivalli said...

Swati, thank you...yeah yours looked so rich..wonderful!

Anu, it was indeed!..so next time will surely send some across!

Siri, heheh..its a great honour!

DK, thanks da...

bhags, hhhah..I had already started on the marathon

ranji, thats great!

HC, thank you

kamala, my pleasure!

Kalai said...

Gorgeous chicken, Valli! Sorry I haven't been around... Have had random things to deal with. Am bookmarking this! :)

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