Thursday, March 7, 2013

Punjabi Chicken Curry

Having a library so nearby is such an advantage for me, my major visits to libary is for borrowing books for lil one's bed time stories as  I get bored of reading the same story to him  again and again .Whenver I go I take a quick look at food and drinks books too and this time I was lucky to find an  Anjum Anands book and her Punjabi chicken curry got into my try list first, so when I made lemon rice last week I made this punjabi chicken curry to go with it . I modified the recipe a little bit , especially with number of onions and it was a lovely combination with lemon rice :)

Recipe source - Anjum Anand

Chicken - 750 gm
Cinnamon  - 5 cm stick
Cardamom pods -4
Cloves - 4
Bayleaf -1

Onion - 5
Tomato -3
Redchilly powder - 1tsp
Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
Cumin powder - 2 tsp
Coriander powder - 2tbs
Garam masala - 1 1/2 tsp
Ginger -garlic paste - 1 1/2 tbs
Green chillies - 2

1.Powder cardamom,cloves and cinnamon.
2.In a saucepan add oil,add bay leaf and chopped onions and saute until onions are brown.
3.Add ginger garlic paste,green chillies and fry till they are golden.
4.Add chicken and brown them gently over a moderate heat.
5.Add ground garam masala and all the other spices,salt and stir.
6.Add chopped tomatoes and enough  water and bring to boil.
7.Cook it covered for 15 minutes.
8.Remove the lid and cook it uncovered on  high flame until the water reduce a little bit.
10.Lower the flame and cook it covered until chicken is cooked.
11.Add fresh coriander leaves and switch off the flame.


Julie said...

loved the thick gravy,looks delicious with lemon rice :)
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Manju said...

Wow...looks absolutely gorgeous!!

PT said...

awesome preparation dear.. tempting chicken curry..

Shweta said...

Even though i am vegetarian i like the pic. :)

divya said...

yummilicious, lip smacking with an awesome presentation.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Awesome and delicious looking chicken curry. Loved to have it when I was in Delhi.

Kitchen Queen said...

delicious looking curry. do visit me too.

Suja Manoj said...

Pics makes me hungry,tempting chicken curry.

Priya R said...

I love Anjums recipes this is one yum chicken recipe. Loving your clicks so so much :-)

An Open Book said...

have always wanted to pick up anjums book from library but i always get side tracked :)
pics are looking great ketto :)
one quick tip use a white bed sheet or something to block that harsh light, it would take off that glitter/shiny parts on the chicken...

Vineetha said...

Thanknu all for taking some time to leave few words for me ...@ Nisha..thanks a lot Nish..that a grt tip, will try that soon :)

Shema George said...

Vineetha... the chicken curry looks so good...the gravy yum!!!

kala said...


Indian coriander chicken curry said...

Keep an eye on it when you take the lid off or it will certainly thicken too much. Was ok, but can't say I'll be making it next time.