Saturday, March 14, 2009

Chilli Chicken Indian Style


500 gms chicken cut into med size pieces

1 big onion finely chopped

5-6 green chillies chopped

7-8 grated garlic

1 piece of ginger grated

1 tbsp lemon juice

salt to taste

1 tbsp oil

1 tbsp ghee

For the spice powder

1 tbsp coriander seeds

1 tsp cumin seeds

1/4 tsp fennel seeds

2 ' piece of cinnamon

4 cloves

a piece of mace

1 tbsp kasuri methi

1/4 tsp methi seeds

For the tempering

1 tbsp coriander powder

1 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp chilli powder

2 sprig of curry leaves

3 slit green chillies

2 tbsp oil


  • Grind all the ingredients listed under spice powder to a fine powder and keep aside
  • Heat oil and ghee in a pan, and fry onion and garlic till light brown, then add chicken pieces and chopped green chillies and cook till all the water is absorbed
  • Add ginger and fry for few minutes,when the chicken is half done add the spice powder,salt and fry well for 2-3 minutes
  • Add 2 cups of water and cover and cook till the chicken is tender and gravy is thick 
  • In another pan, heat oil and add 3 slit green chillies,coriander powder,turmeric powder,chilli powder,and curry leaves and fry for a couple of minutes 
  • Add this tempering to the chicken,sprinkle lemon juice and cook it for another 10 minutes (add salt if needed) and serve hot with hot steamed rice

( If u gravy isnt thick u can add 1 tsp rice flour to it and boil it for 5 minutes)