Chicken Curry : my Mom’s style

I learned this recipe from my mother. The main secret lies in it’s marination. You must marinate it for at least 8-10 hours. I keep it overnight for marination. So let’s cook it..

Ingredients for marinade

Ingredients for marinade

Marinade

Marinade

Marinating chicken

Marinating chicken

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Cooked chicken curry

Cooked chicken curry

  • Things needed :
  1. Chicken – 500 g
  2. Garlic – 8-10 pods ( peeled )
  3. Ginger – 2 inch piece ( peeled )
  4. Cumin seeds – 2 tsp ( Though store-brought cumin powder can be used but I like to grind whole cumin seeds as it tastes better I feel )
  5. Red chili ( whole and large ) – 5
  6. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp. I love to use turmeric paste. I generally buy raw turmeric and make paste from it
  7. Salt – as needed
  8. Cooking oil – 3-4 tbsp
  9. Onion – 1 large ( cut into thin slice )
  • How to cook :
  1. Take garlic, ginger, whole cumin seeds, whole red chilies and water ( as needed ) to make a fine paste. Add salt and turmeric powder to it and mix well
  2. Now in a big bowl take the chicken pieces and add the paste and rub the chicken pieces really well. Make small cuts and cracks into the chicken pieces with a knife for the marinade to enter
  3. Now cover it and keep in your refrigerator for at least 8-10 hours
  4. Cut onion into thin slices
  5. Heat oil in a pan and fry the sliced onion until the colour changes slightly
  6. Now add the chicken pieces along with the marinade into the pan and fry for 5-7 minutes
  7. Add 2 cups of water ( or more ) and cook in a low flame covering the pan for at least 1 hour.
  8. Stir now and then and after 1 hour or so you’ll see oil floating on the top. Add salt if needed and remove from heat

Serve with hot rice.

Happy cooking 🙂

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