Friday, February 06, 2009

Amma's Special Chicken curry

This is my amma's chicken curry and it never goes wrong.She sometimes makes two dishes out of it.Just before adding the tadka she will take out some of the cooked chicken pieces with just little juice and put it in the freezer for about 15 minutes or so.And the deep fry them..voila..Chicken fry ready..!


Chicken - 1 whole chicken (cut into medium size pieces)
Onion - 2 medium (chopped)
Small onion - 10 (chopped)
Ginger garlic paste - 3tbsp
Red chilli powder - 3tsp
Coriander powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2tsp
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Curry leaves - as needed
Oil - 6 tbsp
Salt - as needed


Clean the chicken and keep it aside.In a pressure cooker, heat 3 tbsp of oil and fry sliced onion and small onions.Fry till they are medium dark in color (this gives the gravy dark color).Now add GG paste and fry till the raw smell goes.Now add the chicken pieces and salt.Saute for some time and add 1/4 cup of water and pressure cook for about 1 whistle.In a pan, heat 1 tsp of oil and roast chiili,coriander and turmeric powder and pour that into the chicken gravy.Let it boil for few minutes.In the mean time, in a pan, heat 2 tbsp of oil and fry mustard seeds and lots of curry leaves and pour that into the chicken curry.Serve it with rice/roti.


Happy cook said...

I totally agree mom's chicken are always best and they always come out perfect.
This one looks so delicious and i love the colour of the sauce.

Asha said...

Hi Mahesh, how are you girl? Chicken curry looks delicious. Hope it's not VERY cold there, kids will be stuck in the house, huh? Take care! :)

meeso said...

Ahhhh, looks warm and delicious!

Soma said...

Oh my gosh!! This looks simply divine:-). that gravy !

bindiya said...

you can never, ever go wrong with mom's I am sure chicken curry must be fab

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Lovely chicken recipe. Looks so good. Will try it soon. Love chicken in any way.....YUM!

veena said...

Hi ...
First time time to ur blog ..What to say abt this ..Just wonderful ...I gt ur site when i search parota ...well explained steps ..will surely try parota and ur moms chicken curry ..its looks so delicious and as ur mom do me also used to make fry in the same way ..!! keep in touch and i have addd u inmy blog roll

Ramya Venkat said...

hey! maheswari.. ur chicken curry looks delicious.. n very simple to prepare.. will surely try it for my hubby.. :)
n thnks for stoppin by my blog n leavin a comment..

Varsha Vipins said...

Hi Maheshwari..first time here..Lovely space u have drooling over your mom's chicken curry..Surely mom's got this knack of making easy n lip smacking dishes..:)

Anonymous said...

Wow....the chicken curry looks delicious!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow spicy and scrummy recipe.

Divya Vikram said...

Hi. Am back to bloghopping after ages. Chicken curry looks lip smacking delicious.

Malar Gandhi said...

Whooo, hard to resist, lovely color you got there, Amma must be a great cook, right!:) First time to ur blog, you have some unique collection here...will see you around.

Gita's Kitchen said...

THe dish looks so delicious... remving the chicken from the gravy and frying them sounds so wonderful... thanks for such a brilliant idea...

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Priti said...

Looks delicious and the colour is perfect

Meenal Mehta said...

Hi Maheshwari ,

first time on your blog.wonderful work :)

drop by my site sometime and Happy Holi


Konkani Foodie said...

Curry looks the color!! Thanks for sharing it!!