Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Chicken in Roasted Gravy

Chicken - 1 Kg
To Grind
  1. Oil - for frying the onions
  2. Onion - 2
  3. Cumin seeds (jeera) - 1/2 Tsp
  4. Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 Tsp
  5. Garlic - 8
  6. Ginger - 1" piece
  7. Grated coconut - 1 cup
  8. Cardamom - 3-4
  9. Cinnamon - 1 
  10. Cloves - 4
  11. Poppy seeds(Kuskus in malayalam) - 1 Tbsp
  12. Kashmiri red Chilly powder  - 2 Tbsp
  13. Pepper powder - 1 Tsp
  14. Coriander powder - 2 Tbsp
For the Gravy 
  1. Onion sliced - 3
  2. Green Chilly - 2
  3. Turmeric powder - 1/2 Tsp
  4. Tomato - 3
  5. Oil - 2 Tbsp
  6. salt - to taste
  7. Coriander Leaves - 2-3 Sprigs

  • First clean the chicken, cut into small pieces.Drain water and keep aside.
  • In a deep pan, heat oil and fry the onions till golden brown. Keep aside.
  • From this oil, take 1 Tbsp oil , in another pan, add cumin seeds, then add fenugreek seeds to it,then add grated coconut,ginger , garlic. Saute till the coconut changes its colour to golden brown.Saute this on low fire(as you do not want to burn the coconut).
  • Then add the spices and also the masala powders one by one.
  • When cool, grind the grated coconut masala and the fried onions together to a smooth paste.
For the Gravy
  • Now in a deep pan/kadai, heat oil, saute onions till they are soft and transparent.Add green chilly's and turmeric powder to it. Saute for a minute.
  • Add chicken pieces, grind masala , salt and sliced tomato to it. Mix well. Add 1 cup of water. Close the lid and cook until chicken pieces are soft. Cook on low flame.
  • When cooked , garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

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