Chickencurry

Aromatic chicken curry for a party

Prep

15 min

Cook

20 min

I am back with a new post in just 3 days – isn’t that a really good improvement for the resolution I made to myself . Pats on my shoulder for that :-) Thank god! I am still with the same enthusiasm and interest I had during my previous post.

Friday evening:
As S reached home from work, I was ready with his cup of hot chai and pakoras. (Generally I start making the chai only after he arrives)

He went on “Whats the matter? Chai is ready so soon and also garam-garam (hot) Pakora.”

“Nothing!” I replied and winked.

After few minutes……..

“Sigh! Ahem!” I said sitting on the couch, sipping my cup of Chai. (No response from S)

“Louder siiiigggh!” (Again no response)

“uuh! oooph! ooh! (Louder)” – Finally he noticed my gestures after flipping through all the channels on the Tele.

“OK – what are you trying to convey now?” A pretty direct question from S. He always catches me when I try to get smart he he!

“Well! umm ! ok! I dont have really good glasswares to present my blog pictures” I replied with a innocent tone.

“I knew it honey, when my chai was ready well before the actual time! So where do you wanna go now?”

“Kohls! Bed,bath n beyond!” I yelled back showing all my 32 teeth.

We had been to Kohls and Bed, bath n beyond yesterday to buy few crockery. Kohls had gorgeous collections of the crockery and cutlery that comes in Food network. I wanted to pick everything on the rack (eeeeeeeeeeeh!!!) and it was so bloody tempting and such a lovely treat for the eyes. I was on girlie treat for myself so I went on slow-pace shopping. When I saw fumes coming out of his ears, I realized that its high time I wrap my shopping. S went really wild for making him wait for long in those shops.

When I was billing my item I jokingly said “It isn’t easy to be married nah?!!”.

Ooops! his fumes became more hot and steamy that the shop’s smoke-alarm started screaming aloud. Well, it wasn’t a right time to rub him on the wrong side.

I am sure when you read this, every one of us will be connected to a very same situation in life. :-)

Here is a sneak peek of the stuffs I bought from there.


Since I really tortured him (yeah, that’s the word he refers when I take him out for shopping) yesterday, I wanted to cook something authentic and yummy for his taste buds on Saturday. I made appam with chicken curry for breakfast. A perfect comfort food for the birds who left their nest years ago. This is goes as a little bribe for my loving, to-an-extent patient and of course amazing husband.


Since any chicken curry tastes brilliant the next day, I made the chicken curry on friday night itself after we returned from my shopping expedition. I had already soaked the rice and lentils in water that morning. I made the batter that night and left them in the oven to ferment. (ofcourse oven wasn’t turned on!)

Appam recipe can be found here.

The post for today is a deliciously warm and tasty chicken curry with Indian spices.
I prefer the gravy to be bit-watery as its served with appam. So if you guys want it to-be thick, reduce the amount of water accordingly.

Ingredients

  • 1lb chicken breast
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 onions
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1-2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3-4 tsp coriander powder
  • 1-2tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1-2 tsp coconut (dessicated or fresh)
  • 1 tbs yogurt / curd (low fat or fat free)
  • 5-6 curry leaves
  • 1-2 sprig coriander
  • 1-2 cup water
  • 1tbs oil
  • Salt to taste

Masala

  • 2 cardamons
  • 2 cloves
  • 1/2″ cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds


Method

  • Grind the onions, tomatoes and green chillies to a fine paste. Keep aside.
  • Cut and clean the chicken into small chunks. Keep them aside in a bowl.
  • Heat the oil on medium high in a cooking vessel. Once the oil is heated up, add the masala and cook for a min.
  • Add the above made paste and salt in the tempered oil and cook on low flame for 10-15 min. Cook till the oil separates from the tomato-onion-green chilly paste. Now add the turmeric, chilli and coriander powder. Saute till the raw smell disappears.
  • Throw in the chicken chunks and cook for another 5-10mins. Add the ginger-garlic paste now and cook till the raw smell disappears. Pour in the water and tear the curry leaves into the gravy and cook-covered for 15-20 min. Once they chicken is done, sprinkle the shredded coconut and mix in the yogurt/curd. Check for the seasoning and add salt, if needed.
  • Garnish with finely chopped coriander.

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  1. Wow,what a yummy dinner there..appam and a hot spicy curry can be the best..no question vij…the curry looks real attractive with the color and richness

  2. Yummy yummy dinner…i loved ur chicken curry….its so tempting…excellent click…

  3. wow Viji…thats a cute set of dishes…whenever we make a trip to Kohls my hubby dear had to drag me from that section fearing I would empty all our account :) yummy chicken dish…must have tasted great with the appams.

  4. Appam is new to me but sounds delicious, so does the chicken curry.

  5. Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog, Vijitha! Nice bribe! :) Loved the crockery too

  6. Hmmm…that's an smart wife…..oh wow that's a whole lot of shopping for the blog….appam looks yum and the chicken curry looks spicy and creamy……

  7. Wow!!! Your posts are awesome! I do the samething while shopping. Shoud appreciate the photographs.

  8. What a cute post! My favorite place to get "new" dishes is actually the thrift store. Yours are very nice. The white dishes would really pop against the brightly colored indian dishes… and indian textiles too! Let me know if you have a good place for those. :)

    Looking forward to making this dish. I wish Patrick would have Chai tea waiting for me when I get home too. S is a lucky, lucky man!

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