Chicken in Tomato Gravy

Chicken in Tomato Gravy
Chicken in Tomato Gravy

My almost 6 years old goes through food phases where he wants to eat same thing over and over again, after few days he is completely done with that dish. I try to enjoy the excitement while it lasts!. Right now he is in chicken-chapati phase. Anytime I ask him what he wants, that is what he says. I try to keep a check on it by making it once a week and not more. So I thought it was time to post this chicken in tomato gravy recipe.
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My almost 2 year old is in terrible-twos. So making anything elaborate is hard. So I pick dishes (or come up with dishes) that take as less time as possible. This is a very simple chicken gravy I have been making from last few years. It literally takes 20mins to make (not including marinating time).

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Marinate chicken.
chicken in tomato gravy0Fry onions, ginger-garlic. Then add all spices.
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Add tomatoes and cook till they are mushy.
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Add chicken and cook till done.
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Chicken in Tomato Gravy
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Serves: 4-5
A quick chicken gravy cooked with a tomato base and dry masalas
Ingredients
  • 1 lb (approx ½ kg) chicken
  • 1 cup onions
  • 1 cup tomatoes
  • 1 tea spn grated(or crushed) ginger
  • 1 tea spn grated(or crushed) garlic
  • 2 tbl spns yogurt(curd)
  • 1 tea spn cumin powder
  • 1 tea spn coriander powder
  • 1 tea spn garam masala
  • A pinch turmeric
  • 1 tea spn chilli powder
  • 3-4 cloves
  • 2" cinnamon
  • 2 tbl spns chopped coriander leaves
  • Oil
  • Salt
Instructions
  1. Add little salt, chilli powder, yogurt(curd), turmeric to chicken pieces and leave around for 30mins (or more).
  2. Heat oil and add cloves, cinnamon.
  3. Then add onions, ginger, garlic, salt (chicken already has salt, so be careful while adding more here).
  4. Fry till the onions and translucent and then add all dry masalas - cumin powder, coriander powder and garam masala.
  5. Fry for few minutes till nice aroma comes out. Take care for to burn them.
  6. Add the tomatoes and let them cook till they are mushy.
  7. Now add marinated chicken and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Pour about 1 cup water, cover and let it cook till chicken is done.
  9. Take off the heat and garnish with coriander leaves.
  10. Serve hot with chapatis or rice.

 

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