Monday, November 24, 2008

Ginger Chicken


Chicken - 2 lbs
Ginger - 1 1/2 " piece
Onion - 3 (medium size)
Tomato - 4
Green chillies - 8
Jeera - 2tsp
Red chillipowder - 3 tsp
Coriander powder - 3 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1tsp
Bay leaf - 2
Cardamom - 4
Cinnamon - 2
Cloves - 4
Curry leaves,coriander leaves,mint leaves - as needed
Lemon - 1
Oil- as needed
Salt - as needed


Clean and Cut the chicken.Marinate the chicken pieces with 1/2 tsp lemon juice and salt for 1/2 hr. Fry sliced onion in 3 tsp of oil until translucent and grind it with green chillies and jeera. In a heavy bottomed pan, heat 3 tsp of oil, fry bay leaf,cloves,cardamomcinnamom and then add grounded onion mixture.After few minutes, add grinded ginger to this and fry till raw smell goes away.Add salt and fry till oil separates.Now add turmeric,red chilli and coriander powders to this mix and fry for few more minutes.Finally add chopped tomatoes.Once tomatoes are well cooked ad the marinated chicken pieces and mix very well.Cover and cook it under medium heat.No need to add water.After chicken is well cooked, add the chopped mint,coriander and curry leaves to this and serve ot with rice/roti.