Manpasand Chicken!

Seasonal Greetings to all my dear readers!

Hope all of you have had a great vacation! Konda is at home and another week to go. She has done all possible things that I had planned for her. I got a big book of plain book and a box of crayons, she has exhausted all that she could think of. Finally she reminded me that I promised her to make dress for her dolls. So I took of the day to sit with her. More of that activity in my Spice Blog.

Then I was also going through some sentimental thoughts and updated my other blog with those thoughts. Check that out when you have time.

Coming to this chicken dish, well its one of those interesting things that you just experiment and of course mix and match the spices to come up with something that's really tasty. I used more than normal amount of poppy seeds and combined it with fennel seeds. The result was very tasty. Try this when you feel you got to make something with poppy seeds, which is what we add to most of our non veg dishes.

Ingredients Needed:

Chicken - 500 gms
Onions - 2 medium
Tomato- 2 medium
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Chili Powder - 1 and 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Fennel Seed powder - 1/2 tsp
Poppy Seeds - 2 tsp
Fresh Coconut paste - 2 tsp
Cashew Paste - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves some for garnish

Fresh Lime for garnish optional

Method to prepare:

Wash the chicken and let it drain.

Heat a pressure cooker with oil. Saute the onions till they are brown. Then add the ginger garlic paste. Fry till its well cooked.

Then add the drained chicken pieces and chopped tomatoes. Cook on high flame, add turmeric powder and salt. Then add the chili powder and coriander powder. Simmer for 5 mins.

Add the garam masala, fennel powder, poppy seed powder, cashew powder. Saute well and add 1 cup of water. Cover with lid and pressure cook till chicken is done.

Remove the lid, cook on high while you keep stirring, then add the coconut paste. Combine everything well.

Finally add the finely chopped coriander leaves. If you prefer squeeze in the lime juice.

Enjoy and Have a great weekend!

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