Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Murgh Masala(Masala chicken curry)



Murgh masala is basically the Hindi name for Chicken curry.This is one of the easiest chicken curry i made.

Ingredients:

1/2 kilo Chicken
1 big onion
1 medium tomato
2tsp each chopped ginger and garlic
3 greenchillies
1/2 tsp red chilly powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/tbsp peppercorns
1tbsp garam masala powder
1/2 cup yogurt
3tbsp Coriander leaves
1tbsp Cashewnuts
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp oil

Method

1.Marinate the chicken with chilly powder,turmeric powder and salt and keep it for1 hr.
2.Make a paste of tomato,onion seperately.
3.Mix together green chillies,peppercorns,garlic and ginger and make a paste.
4.Heat oil in a thick bottomed pan .Add the onion paste,saute well
5.Then add the ginger garlic paste,pureed tomato.Cook well.
6.Add the cumin powder and garama masala powder to this.
7.After 2 mins add the chicken pieces and some water.Cover it and cook this fo 20 mins.
8.When the chicken pieces are enough cook add the yogurt and mix this for 5mins.
9.Garnish with cashewnuts and coriander leaves.serve with chappathi or rice.


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