Saturday, May 7, 2011

Hyderabadi Chicken Kurma

As Chicken was made very rare at my home, I do not know any recipes and how to cook Chicken. I watch TV Shows or search blogs and make a note of many recipes. Sometimes I do not know from where I took notes. This is one such recipe.             
Chicken 400g
Onions (Medium) 3
Tomato (Medium) 2
Finely Chopped Ginger and Garlic 3tsp each
Grated Coconut 5-6 tsp
Pepper Powder ¼ tsp
Turmeric Powder ¼ tsp
Chilli Powder 1tsp
Coriander Powder 2tsp
Garam Masala ¼ tsp
Aniseeds ½ tsp + 2 pinch
Cloves 3
Cinnamon sticks a small piece
Cardamom 2
Bayleaf 1
Coriander Few

Cut Chicken into medium pieces. Chop Ginger, Garlic, Coriander, Tomato and Onions into fine pieces.

Heat little Oil in a Pan. When hot, add 2 pinch of Aniseeds. When they crackle, add finely chopped Onions (2). Fry till they are translucent. Now add grated Coconut. Fry for 2-3 minutes. Set aside to cool and then grind.

Heat little Oil in the same Pan. Add Ginger, Garlic and Chopped Tomatoes (1 ½).Fry till its raw smell goes off. Set aside this too to cool and grind.

Heat required Oil in the same Pan. Add Bay Leaf, Aniseeds, Cloves, Cardamom and Cinnamon. Fry till they turn slightly brown. Add remaining onions and fry till they turn translucent. Now add remaining Tomatoes and fry till its raw smell goes off.

Now add Tomato-Ginger-Garlic Paste, Onion-Coconut Paste and all the Powders and sauté for a while to get rid of its raw smell. Now add Chicken Pieces. Mix well and fry for some more minutes so that the Masala gets mixed well with the Chicken. Add Salt and Water. Close the lid. Cook for 15-20 minutes or till done.

Garnish with Coriander Leaves.

Serves: 2-3
Serve with Rice.