I do not eat chicken or mutton dishes. But since my husband and children like chicken, I cook it at home occasionally. My sister gave me this recipe. She makes this dish with mutton, but as we don’t cook or eat mutton at home, I prepared it with chicken. It came out really well and all liked it. Since then am making this everytime I cook chicken at home. This goes well as a side dish with chapati/rice. It can also be served as a starter.
1/2 kg (1 lb approx) Chicken pieces
1 cup chopped onion
2 tea spn coriander seeds
4 tea spn poppy seeds (khus khus)
2 tea spns ginger garlic paste
3 tbl spns red chilly powder
1/4 tbl spn turmeric powder
1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves
Heat oil in a pan and fry onion pieces till they turn translucent. Add chicken pieces and salt. Sprinkle some water over this. Close the pan and cook till the chicken is done. Add ginger garlic paste. Powder the coriander seeds, cloves, cinnamon and poppy seeds and add to already boiled chicken. Add chilly powder and turmeric powder to it and mix well. Add finelly chopped coriander leaves and continue heating for two more minutes. Serve with chapatis or a side dish with rice or as a starter.
Serves : 3-4
Preparation time : 20mins