Chicken - 1 Kg
Onions - 2 big / 1 & 1/2 cups
Tomato 1 big
Red Chili powder - 2 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tsp
Coarsely grind the below
Ginger - 2"
Garlic - 5 -6 cloves
Clove - 3 -4
Cardamon - 2
Cinnamon - 1"
Fennel Seeds - 1 tsp
Fresh Coconut - 1/4 cup
Cashews - 5 -6
How to make the Chicken Curry
Wash and drain the chicken pieces.
Prep the ingredients for paste 1 and grind to a semi to coarse paste.
Soak cashew in hot water and grind along with coconut to a smooth paste, keep it aside.
Heat a pressure cooker pan with oil. Add the paste 1 saute well.
Next add onions, saute till they turn colour. add the chicken pieces, combine everything well. Stir on high so that the chicken gets roasted well.
Next add salt, turmeric and tomatoes finely chopped. Continue cooking on high with lid covered.
After 5 mins, add the red chili powder, coriander powder. mix everything well.
Keep stirring to make sure bottom doesn't get burnt.
Now add paste 2 and mix. Add 2 cups of water or less as required for thick gravy. Add chopped coriander leaves. Cover with lid and pressure cook for a whistle or two, until chicken is cooked tender.
Once the pressure falls, adjust spice and thickness, bring to boil once again.
Serve with rice or rotis
Though this recipe involves making two pastes, it actually doesn't take much time.