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Thread: Chicken musaallam
05-15-2010, 10:45 PM #1
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- Jan 2010
Ingredients: - 500 grams whole chicken, ½ cup curd(yoghurt), 1 green chilly made into a paste, 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste, 2 cloves, ½ inch cinnamon, 2 brown cardamoms peeled, 4 pepper corns, ½ teaspoon cumin seeds, ½ teaspoon turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon garam masala, ½ teaspoon red chilly powder, 5 almonds, 1 teaspoon coriander seeds, 1 big onion, ½ cup tomato puree, 1 tablespoon oil and salt to taste.
Preparation time : - 30 minutes Serves : - 2
HOW TO PREPARE: - Beat the curd and set it aside. Finely slice the onion and set it aside. Now take the chicken pieces and make cuts in them on all sides. Make a marinade with half the ginger garlic paste, curd, turmeric, red chilly powder, garam masala and salt to taste. Mix it up well and set it aside in the refrigerator for two hours to marinate. In a pan roast the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, cloves, peppercorns, cinnamon, cardamoms, almonds till a nice aroma begins to rice. Fry the sliced onion too. Then make a paste of the roasted spices, fried onions, ginger garlic paste and a little water. In a pan heat half the oil and add the chicken without the marinade and fry it for 2 minutes or till the chicken become brown in colour. Remove the chicken from the pan and set it aside. Pour in the remaining oil into the pan. Fry the paste in it for two minutes. Now add the chicken, the marinade, tomato puree, red chilly powder and ½ cup water. Bring to boil and add salt to taste. Mix it well, cover and cook on a low flame for 25 minutes or till the chicken is tender. Garnish with fresh cream and coriander and serve.