Over the weekend, we had invited some of our friends for lunch. I also wanted to take some food to a friend. I had to decide what to make for lunch very quickly. While searching for recipes, I found this recipe, which I had copied down from aayi’s notebook. I gave it a try and loved the taste of it. I served it dry, but this can also be served as a gravy by adding some water and thinning the sauce down.
2 lb chicken (I used boneless tender breast pieces)
1 tea spn coriander seeds
1 cup onion
5-6 green chillies
1 tea spn shah jeera
1/2 cup coconut (I used desiccated coconut)
1 cup coriander leaves
1 tea spn ginger-garlic paste
1/4 cup tomatoes
Heat oil and add 1/2 cup onion, green chillies for few minutes. Add cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, coriander seeds, shah jeera, coconut, pepper and fry till a nice aroma comes out.
Grind all with coriander leaves. Add the paste to chicken pieces and keep aside for 15-20mins.
Heat a little oil and fry remaining onion, ginger-garlic paste till onions become slightly brownish. Add tomatoes, salt fry for a min. Add chicken along with all the paste. Cook till done.
Serves : 4-5
Preparation time : 40mins