Jul 28, 2010

Chicken Pepper Masala

         Chicken is a foodstuff with which you can prepare as many verities of dishes as there are chickens in the whole world.It is a dish you can tryout in anything from breakfast to dinner...

             And here comes another chicken side dish which is rich in flavours and delicious on its on.The fact that I like the hotness of black pepper more,than that of paprika makes me love this dish even better.When I run out of fish and eggs and have no option other than chicken,I always prepare this dish to go with rice and dal curry.When I prepare it,I check the taste often until all the flavours are equally blended and my two year old son always stretches his hand for his turn to test taste.

 Things you need:

           1.   800g   Chicken
         2.   1         big onion sliced
         3.   1         medium sized piece of ginger
         4.   5         cloves of garlic
         5.   1  tsp  red chilly powder
         6.   1/2 tsp black pepper
         7.   2 tsp coriander powder
         8.   1/2 tsp turmeric powder
         9.   Salt to taste
         10.  2   tomatoes(ground to fine paste)
         11. 1 twig curry leaves
         12.  1 cinnamon stick(of 2 inches length)
         13. 2-3 cloves
         14. 1 tsp coarsely powdered black pepper
         15. 2 tbsp  butter

      1. Wash the chicken properly,cut into small pieces and keep to drain.

      2.  Grind all the ingredients from 1 to 9 in a mixer to form a fine paste.

      3. Mix the chicken pieces well in this paste.If you have amble time, you can marinate  the chicken pieces for two hours.Otherwise, cook it in a pot or cooker until almost cooked.If you use a pressure cooker, make sure you heat it in high flame after opening so that the excess gravy can be evaporated out.

      4. Now take a pan and heat it in medium flame.Add butter to it.Now, add the cinnamon sticks and cloves.When the aroma of spices tickles your nostrils,add coarsely powdered black pepper and curry leaves to it.Then add ground tomato.Cook until  the water in the tomato paste almost dries up and the oil begins to surface.Add the cooked chicken pieces along with gravy and mix well.Cook for another two minutes, until done.

    5. Serve hot with rice or chapattis.

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