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Chicken Curry

Its no surprise that after a whole month of being vegetarian Tanmaya wanted to enjoy as much non-veg he can, so  he decided to have traditional style chicken, the way he used to enjoy as a kid. I generally prepare the chicken little dry and make it real spicy, but Tanmaya likes it with lots of gravy and little sober so here we go....


  1. Chicken: 1 kg (cut into small pieces)
  2. Potato: 2 medium cut into 4 piece each
  3. Onion: 2 medium ground into a fine paste
  4. Ginger : 2 inch
  5. Garlic: 1 whole head
  6. Whole red Chili: 2-4
  7. Red Chili Powder: 2 tbsp
  8. Turmeric Powder: 2 tbsp
  9. Tomato: 2 medium finely chopped
  10. CuminPowder: 2tbsp
  11. Coriander Powder: 2Tbsp
  12. Bay Leave: 1
  13. whole garam masala: 4 cardamon, 2 cloves, 2 inch cinnamon 
  14. Oil: 4 tbsp
  15. Salt to taste

Marinate the chicken with 1tbsp red chili powder, 1tbsp turmeric powder, 1 tbsp oil and about 1tsp salt (keep in mind the amount of salt you add at this point, so that you can adjust salt in the masala). Let it marinate for 30 mins. 
In the mean time make a fine paste of ginger, garlic and dry chili with little water.
In a deep bottom pan take rest of the oil and heat it.
Fry the potato till its little golden, remove from heat.
In the same pan fry the marinated chicken for couple of minute till the chicken changes color and starts to brown a little. Remove from heat.

In the same pan add bay leaf, 2 cardamon, 2 cloves and 1 inch cinnamon stick.
Add the onion paste and cook till the raw smell is gone. Add the red chili powder and cook for 2 mins.
Add the ginger garlic paste and cook till the raw smell is gone. (covering would speed up the process and little less splattering over the kitchen counter ;)).
Add the chopped tomato, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and salt as per taste, cook till the tomato is cooked through and mushy.
Keep cooking the nasal till oil oozes out, it would be about 5-7 mis.
Add the potato and chicken to the masala and mix till all the chicken and potato is nicely coated with masala.
Add 2 cups of water , cover and cook till the chicken and potato is cooked through. You can now adjust the consistency as per your taste just don't make it too dry.
Crush together the rest of the whole garam masala and sprinkle it on top of the curry. 

It goes great with steam rice and little salad on side.

Pleas enjoy this yummy curry and do let me know.
Till then Happy Blogging


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