North Indian Gravy Chicken

    1 hour 5 mins

    A real authentic taste of North Indian spices- dhania, jeera, garam masala, ilaichi and kali mirchi- make this a special treat with rice or naan or paratha or chapati. Great any time of the day!

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    Serves: 4 

    • 500g chicken
    • 3 large onions, chopped
    • 3 tsp ginger garlic paste
    • 1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
    • 2 tsp ground coriander
    • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
    • 1/2 tsp garam masala
    • 1 stick cinnamon
    • 2 black cardamoms
    • 4-5 cloves
    • 2-3 black peppercorns
    • salt to taste
    • 5 tsp oil
    • water as needed
    • fresh coriander to garnish

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Heat oil in a deep saucepan. Add chopped onions and fry till golden brown in colour. Add all the dry ingredients and 2 tbsp of water and fry till oil separates from masala.
    2. Fry couple of times adding 2 tbsp of water each time till oil separates from the masala. Then add chicken and cook for 25 minutes, then add 125ml of water. Cover the pan and cook till chicken is done.
    3. Turn off the heat and let it cool. When cooled open the lid and on high flame let the excess water evaporate. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

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    excellent  -  05 Nov 2012


    I just added tomato and rum. It tasted.....WOW.....  -  19 Nov 2015


    Cardamoms, cloves and peppercorns should be ground after toasting. Best to use also dried chillies also freshly ground.  -  18 Sep 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)