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.