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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Chicken Chukka

Chicken( cut into small pieces)-300gms
Onion small( chopped)-1
Garlic cloves( thinly sliced)-8
Ginger and Garlic paste-1tbsp
Whole red chilli-8
Curry leaves-few
Red chilli powder-2tsp(+/-)
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Aniseed/ Sombu powder-2tsp
Salt to taste
Oil required

Heat oil in a kadai, when hot add the sliced garlic and whole red chillies, saute for a minute and add the onions and curry leaves. Fry the onions till it turns brown, now add the ginger and garlic paste and fry till raw smell leaves. Next add the chicken pieces and saute till the meat turns white. Now add the red chilli powder, turmeric powder, sombu powder, salt and 1/4 cup water. Give a stir, cover the kadai with a tight lid and reduce the flame and cook the chicken for 15 to 20 mins until the meat is fully cooked and tender. When the water is fully absorbed increase the heat and cook the chicken till dry and crisp. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with steamed rice, sambar.

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