This dish was one among the dishes that I made for my daughter`s birthday. I had been thinking over days as to what to make with chicken. I wanted something different and special. I kept surfing and finally stumbled upon this recipe from NDTVCooks.Com. Though it took some time for me to decide whether to take this up, finally I made that great decision. Now I feel happy that I decided to do that….. This was the true winner of the night and finally I had to ask everyone to spare the bowl.
It was definitely a bit time consuming and with two kids around the house, it was indeed a task to get this done. But for all the effort that was put in, it was worth. It feels great to see your loved ones having all that you made and still look up wanting for more. My father usually never takes up the bowl and cleans it to the last drop, but he did with this !!!! It made me feel very happy and my mom was like….’ Hmm., you following my steps, I`m happy’. It does mean a lot to me…
I made this in a great batch, you could change the measurements according to the quantity you make. But you would never regret it. Truly a winner. But as usual, I had my own twists and turns for this dish too..lol….
Serves – 9-10
Chicken – 2.5 kg
Ginger-Garlic paste – 5-6 tsp
Sour curd – 5 tbsp
Lemon juice – 1/2 a small lemon
Vinegar – 3 tsp
Coriander Powder – 2 tbsp
Cumin Seeds – 2 tsp
Onions Chopped – 1 large cup
Red chilly powder – 3 tbsp
Kashmiri Chilly powder – 1 tbsp ( This gives a beautiful color too)
All spices powder – 2 tsp
Salt to taste.
For the Gravy
Tomatoes – 4 medium sized ones
Tomato paste – 1 small packet
Red Chilly powder – 1 tsp
Finely chopped Ginger – 2 tsp
Green Chilly – 2 nos finely chopped
Fresh cream – 3-4 tbsp
Coriander powder – 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Sugar – 1 tsp
Salt as per taste.
Coriander leaves and fresh cream for garnish
. marinate the chicken with the marinate ingredients. The recipe called to be kept for 2 hours, but I kept for overnight.
. Bring it to room temperature and then in a heavy bottom pan, add some oil and cook this marinated chicken till tender.
. Blend the tomatoes to make a puree.
. In a pan, heat some oil, and add in the chilly powder, coriander powder, cumin seeds, ginger, sugar and salt and saute well. To this add in the tomato purees and fresh cream and cook till the gravy thickness.
. Mix this gravy to the chicken and cook for about another 15-20 minutes with a little bit more of cream.
. Garnish with coriander leaves, one thinly sliced chilly and some fresh cream….
. Serve hot along with rumali rotis, rice, Indian breads or anything else. A perfect dish it is.