Chicken Masala

Cooking Chicken is so versatile ..I love chicken from childhood..This is my Sunday special chicken dish I mostly make this on Sundays  when I am fed up of having normal curry ..It taste really good .Can be eaten with Rice/Pulav/Bread/Roti.It taste even more better the next day.

The recipe is very simple and there is no much pre preparation needed. Just marinate for 15 minutes and make the masala and just mix gets ready very fast.

500 gms Chicken pieces.
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste.
1 tsp lime juice
1/2 tsp turmeric powder

For the Masala Paste
50 gms Coconut powder/Dry coconut scraped.
3 medium sized onions
2 medium tomatoes
1 tbsp coriander seeds
 1 tsp cumin seeds.
1/2 tsp fennel seeds.
2 tbsp coriander leaves

Other Ingredients:
1 tsp meat masala
1 tsp garam masala powder
Oil as needed
salt to taste.

Wash the chicken well and drain all excess water then marinate with salt,ginger garlic paste ,turmeric powder and lime juice and keep aside for about 15-20  minutes.

Dry roast everything under  For the masala paste till brown and fragrant except the coriander leaves.

Let it cool ,once cool  enough  then add the coriander leaves too and grind to a fine paste adding little water.

In a vessel add oil once hot add the marinated chicken and fry over medium heat for about 8-10 minutes then set aside.

In the same vessel add little oil and fry the tomatoes till mushy then add the masala paste and fry well.

Then add the fried chicken and the powdered masalas. Saute for some time till the oil separates .

Then add water as needed ad bring it to nice boil for about 10 minutes.

If adding potatoes add now and let it cook well.

Check for salt add if needed.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot

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