Monday, January 13, 2014

Dhaba Style chicken

1.chicken 1 lb(less than 1/2kg)
2.tomatos 2
3. One big onion
4.ginger garlic paste 2tspns
5.whole garam masala (lavang, cinnamon,cardamom each 2 count)
6.Kadai chicken masala powder(store bought I prefer MDH) 1 Tspn
7.Daniya and jeera powder each 1/2 tspns
8.chilli powder 1 Tspn
9.Turmeric powder 1/2 Tspn 
10.salt and oil.
Preparation: Grind separately onion into fine paste.Then  get ready separately tomato purée.
Chicken marination: add chilli powder,turmeric powder,1spn of ginger garlic paste,salt marinate at least half an hr.
Garnish:dry roast cinnamon and cardamom powder.

1. Take a wide pan and heat it .Add some oil when it is almost hot and then add whole garam masalas.You can add pinch of sugar to get nice color. add onion paste fry well few mins (4 to 5).Then add ginger garlic paste.After few mins when the oil oozes out from the masala add tomato purée and fry well until raw tomato smell disappears.
3.Now add Daniya and jeera powder,turmeric.
4. It's time to add chicken now.Fry chicken well in the masala .After few mins cover the pan with a lid and let it cook until oil comes out of the chicken.This takes around 15 mins.( it entirely depends upon the quality of chicken,if it's dry you can add water earlier)
5.Now we can add  enough water to the chicken.Let it cook for10 to 15 mins.Its almost ready now.
6.You can garnish with cardamom and cinnamon powder on top of it.

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