Saturday, April 21, 2007

Karai Chicken

This is a wonderful non veg side dish. Perfect if you are hosting a lunch or dinner or cooking for your folks at home.
Serves 4

  • 500 gms Chicken (1 inch sized pieces)
  • 3 tbsps Oil/Desi Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds (जीरा)
  • 2 medium sized Onions (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp Garlic paste
  • 6-7 Red chillies whole (साबुत लाल मिर्च)
  • 1 cup Tomato puree
  • 1/2 tsp Kasoori methi (सूखी कसूरी मेथी)
  • Fresh coriander leaves (finely chopped)a few sprigs
  • 1 inch piece Ginger (julienne) (लम्बा लम्बा कटा हुआ अदरक)
  • 1/2 tsp Red chilli paste (Just gring some red chiilies with a little water/you can also use the readymade ones available commonly at all grocery shops)
  • 1 small sized Capsicum (long thin sliced)
  1. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, chopped onions and cook till brown.
  2. Add garlic paste and sauté.
  3. Add chicken pieces and sauté.
  4. Break red chillies and crush to a coarse powder.
  5. Add crushed red chillies and mix.
  6. Add tomato puree and cook for a few minutes or till the chicken is done.
  7. Add kasoori methi, fresh coriander leaves and ginger julienne.
  8. Sauté.
  9. Add red chilli paste and mix well.
  10. Add sliced green capsicums, mix and cook for a minute.
  11. Serve hot in a karai.
Yes serve in a karai, these days there are many karai style serving bowls available specially the ones with a copper bottom..As the name suggest this dish becomes doubly tempting if served in a karai...

Enjoy Folks and don't forget to give your reviews...Would really appreciate a comment from you.


Ratna said...

It is very tasty.

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