Saturday, July 1, 2017

Fried Onion Chicken Masala

Friday menus are always special it's a weekend around try to make either chicken  or egg curry today so I tend to try out so many dishes ...this was one particular dish where all the flavours turned out perfect and suited our taste buds perfectly....simply Yumm ...the key is the fried onion paste giving this whole dish such a lovely flavour !!...Do try this lovely chicken dish for your family ..hope they too love it as much as we did ....Do drop in a feedback if you try would love to hear from all my readers :D


1/2 kg chicken ( washed and cut in pieces )

2  Big onion Sliced and fried in oil ( see the method for the details)

To be made into paste 

1 tbsp Khus khus / poppy seeds

8-10 cashews

For Marination 

1/2 tsp haldi 

3 tbsp curd / Plain Yogurt  

1 tbsp ginger garlic paste 

salt to taste 

2 tsp red chilli powder (kashmiri)

1/2 tsp Dhania / Coriander powder

1/2 tsp garam masala

For the curry 

2 cloves

1 ' Dalchini 

2 Green cardamom / elaichi 

1 Bay leaf

2 tbsp coriander leaves

2 tbsp oil / ghee for curry + 2 tbsp oil  for frying onion 


For Making the Paste 

  • Soak khus khus and cashews in hot water for 15 -20 mins. After 20 mins drain out all water and keep aside and grind it to a fine paste. Keep it aside.

  • Take a non stick pan put 2 tbsp oil fry onion till it turns brown and well roasted and keep half the fried onion separately. Remaining half  after it cools down grind it to a fine paste. keep it aside. 
For Marinating the chicken 

  • In  a mixing bowl take out chicken, add haldi, yogurt, ginger garlic paste, salt, Red chilli powder, Dhania powder, garam masala, ground fried onion paste mix well and keep aside for 20  mins .
Making the curry 

  • Heat pan add oil + ghee when hot add in the whole spices when it sizzles  add in the marinated chicken and fry well till chicken gets cooked and leaves out oil add in the fried onion , cashew paste and cover and cook till it leaves the sides of the pan add in little water, salt to taste and cook till done.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves . Done it's delicious and finger licking good with paired with Jeera rice / Parathas !

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