Monday, February 01, 2016

Chicken Masala / Chicken in Creamy Tomato Curry

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Looking for a easy to make Indian chicken masala recipe? Here goes the quick recipe to prepare in restaurant style smooth, delicious and spicy chicken gravy. In this recipe the yoghurt helps to tenderize the chicken and spices in the marinade infuse it with lots of aroma. This dish is undoubtedly one othe favorite comfort foods and makes a perfect weekend dinner meal. It combines excellent with tandoori roti, naan or any pulao varieties.
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To Marinate:
·         Boneless chicken              - ½ kg
·         Yoghurt                            - 2 tbsp
·         Turmeric pwd                 - a pinch
·         Kashmiri red chilly pwd  - ½ tsp
·         Pepper pwd                     - ¼ tsp
·         Garam masala pwd        - ¼ tsp
·         Cumin pwd                      - ¼ tsp
·         Oil                                    - 2 tsp
·         Salt                                   - ¼ tsp
To make Masala:
·         Oil                                    - 1 tbsp
·         Sliced onions                   - 1 cup
·         Red chilly                        - 2
·         Ginger garlic paste         - 1 tbsp
·         Tomato puree                 - 2 cup
·         Turmeric pwd                 - a pinch
·         Red chilly pwd                - ½ tsp
·         Coriander pwd                - 1 tsp
·         Chicken masala pwd      - ½ tsp
·         Chopped mint & coriander leaves  -  ½ cup
·         Thick coconut milk         - 1 cup
·         Salt to taste
1.       Clean wash and chop the chicken pieces.
2.      Combine all the ingredients to marinate ie. turmeric pwd, yoghurt,  kashmiri red chilly pwd, pepper pwd, garam masala pwd, salt, cumin pwd, lemon juice and oil.
3.      Add the chicken pieces and coat it with marinade.
4.      Let it sit in the refrigerator overnight or for at least an hour.
5.      In a saucepan heat oil over medium heat.
6.      Add the sliced onions and saute till golden brown.
7.      Add red chilly, ginger garlic paste and saute.
8.      Add tomato puree and cook for 2 minutes.
9.      Add turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd or paprika, coriander pwd and chicken masala pwd.
10.   Add chopped mint and coriander leaves.
11.    Mix well.
12.   Add thick homemade coconut milk.
13.   Add the marinated chicken pieces.
14.   Stir well and cook the chicken covered with a lid over medium flame.
15.   Take care the masala doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
16.   Keep the flame in simmer and cook until the chicken is done.
17.   Taste and adjust salt and seasonings.
18.   Remove from heat, mix in the freshly chopped coriander leaves.
19.   Creamy delicious Chicken Masala is ready.
20.  Let it stand covered for 5 more minutes.
21.   Garnish with dried kasoori methi leaves and serve hot with tandoori roti, naan or paratha.

1 comment:

  1. oh yummmy. looks so good!! salivating over here, yummmm


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