I said that I was going to post a lot of chicken recipes. We have started to eat chicken after a very LONG Hiatus. We had this little chicken scare you see, the sky was almost falling, the flu was almost there. Very few humans contracted the flu, even fewer succumbed to it. But the scare would have scared the living sky out of chicken little. I threw away a month’s supply of eggs. I just remembered that I haven’t started eating eggs. Hmmm, a few eggie recipes are overdue eh!
OK, I agree that most of Chicken dishes here on Anthony’s Kitchen are cooked in a very similar way. It is because I have tried many other way, and I have come to the conclusion that Chicken is best cooked the way we cook, The Chicken Masala way. The simple way we cook at home, Onions, Garlic-Ginger and Dhania-Jeera way. This dried version is an extremely tasty version that I can eat everyday. Have it with Rotis or with Daal and Rice.
It is quite simple too. The cooking process, that is.
I kilo Chicken, cleaned and cut into medium pieces.
2 Potatoes, cut into cubes (8 cubes per potato).
One large onion chopped.
1 tsp methi + 1 tsp jeera, soaked in little water.
Masala: 1 tsp Jeera powder + dhania powder + Red Chilli Powder and Chicken Masala
Turmeric to suit your cooking style. I did with less than half a tsp.
2 Bay leaves.
Ginger paste 1 TBS + Garlic paste 1 TBS ( Both fresh crushed or ground)
2 green chiili sliced.
2 Tomatoes, chopped.
Heat 3 TBS oil in a Kadhai or Thick Bottom pan.
Add the bay leaves, and Soaked Jeera Methi.
Add Onions and fry till they turn slightly brown.
Add Ginger Garlic paste and green chilli, fry till onions are golden brown.
Add the chicken and increase heat.
Saute and cook till oil starts separates from chicken. (5 minutes)
Add salt to taste and all the masala except Chicken masala.
Mix well and add the potatoes and Tomatoes.
Cover and cook in low heat.
Water will come out from chicken as well as tomatoes.
Add a tsp of chicken masala ( MDH or Maharaja)
Keep stirring from time to time lest the meat should stick onto the bottom of the pan.
Cook this way till potatoes are soft.
Garnish with Coriander. Yummmy