When you have to cook chicken everyday then it becomes a head scratching affair. What new recipes to come up with? Poor kiddo then went down with stomach flu and suffered for a week. That is when I realised though I might crib about his love for chicken, I missed making it for that one week. When he was up and about guess what he asked for? Yes! Chicken!
This chicken korma is a simple dish with minimum spices and oil. It is light on the tummy yet full of flavours. And mommy was happy cooking chicken again!!
1 chicken, cut into pieces
1 tbsp ginger paste
1 tbsp garlic paste
2 onions, chopped
1 cup yogurt
1 bay leaf
2 black cardamoms
2 green cardamoms
1 tsp jeera powder
1 tbsp coriander powder
1 tsp garam masala
Salt to taste
Apply the ginger paste, garlic paste and salt on the chicken pieces and keep aside for one hour.
Heat some oil. Add the chopped onions and saute till translucent. Drain the oil and keep take out the fried onions. Once it is cool blend along with the yogurt to a fine paste.
Heat some ghee. Add the khada masala – black cardamoms, green cardamoms, peppercorns, bay leaf and cinnamon. Add the chicken pieces and fry on high flame for 5-7 minutes till the chicken is evenly browned.
Now add the cumin powder, coriander powder and garam masala. Fry well.
Add the onion-yogurt paste. Keep stirring as the masala gets cooked properly. Check the salt. Cover and simmer till the chicken is done.