Festive Chicken

Ingredients for Festive Chicken:

1. Chicken -1 kg

2. Garlic – 15 cloves

    Ginger – 1 inch piece

    Green chillies – 4

3. Chilli powder – 3 small spoons

    Coriander powder – 3 small spoons

    Turmeric powder – ½ small spoon

    Pepper powder – ½ small spoon

4. Fennel seeds – 1 small spoon

    Cloves – 4

    Cardamom – 4

    Cinnamon – 2-inch piece

5. Oil – As required

6. Onions – 4, chopped

7. Mustard – 1 small spoon, grinded

8. Tomatoes – 3, finely chopped

    Curry leaves – 2 stalks

    Salt – As required

9. Coriander leaves chopped – To decorate

How to prepare Festive Chicken?

1. Cut chicken into desired pieces.

2. Crush ingredients no: 2.

3. Add a little water to ingredients no: 3 to make a fine paste.

4. Grind together ingredients no: 4 and keep aside.

5. Heat oil and sauté onions. Then add crushed ingredients no: 2 and sauté for a while.

6. Add mustard paste to it and sauté for a few moments.

7. Add the paste of ingredients no: 3 (powders) to it and sauté again.

8. When you get a pleasant aroma, add the fine paste of ingredients no: 4 to it.

9. Sauté the ingredients well and add ingredients no: 8 along with chicken pieces.

10. Sauté for a while and then cook chicken in low flame. There is no need to add excess water.

11. When chicken is well cooked, take off from flame and decorate with coriander leaves.

Courtesy: Vanitha Magazine December 15-31, 2016

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