Its weekend again ! Today lil A's nursery was closed for some reason and thus I got a relaxing day ,not worrying about lunch time,bath time etc etc .Past few days has been hectic for me,like I said before when sun is out getting home early with a boy who loves to play ouside is so difficult.The nursery finishes by 3.30 but all the kids will be in the playground opposite to his school till their tea time,so unless all of them leaves the park and park is almost empty my lil one wont bother to come home.I wonder how the kids here just listen and go home when the parents say its home time !
Todays recipe is from Anjum Anand's book "I love curry" I have tried so many recipe from the book and this chicken curry is one of the best among her chicken recipes.I have made this curry 3-4 times and we all loved it. I followed her recipe as such expect that I used more onions than she mentioned.
Chicken - 500 gm
Tomato - 2
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbs
White poppy seeds - 1 1/2 tbs
Fennel - 2 tsp
Cinnamom stick - 1 small stick
Cloves - 6
Peppercorns - 1/2 tsp
Whole redchilly -3- 6 (seed shaken )
Redchilly powder- 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder- 2 tbp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice- 2 tsp
Yogurt - 2 heaped tbs
1. Grind the ingredients under "to grind " to powder
2.Marinate the chicken with all the ingredients under " to marinate " along with half of the grinded spice powder and half of the ginger garlic paste.Leave it for 30 minutes or longer.Preferably overnight.
3.In a saucepan add oil and saute onions till brown in colour.
4.Boil Tomatoes and remove skin.Blend it to a puree.
5.Add remaining ginger- garlic paste to the onions and fry for 1- 2 minute.
6.Add the tomato puree,curry leaves and cook for 1-2 minutes.
7.Add chicken and stir for 1-2 minutes .
8.Add 1/2 cup of water and cook until the chicken is done.
This curry goes well with rice and roti/chapathy !