Weekend cooking…..Chicken korma!
Friends, here is the recipe….
Take 1 kg of chicken, wash it properly.
Take 500 grams of दही (curd) (it should basically be half the quantity of chicken you have taken) and in it add 3 table spoons of धनिया पाउडर (Coriander powder), 1 table spoon of जीरा पाउडर (Cumin powder), 1 table spoon of हल्दी पाउडर (turmeric powder), 1table spoon of लाल मिर्च पाउडर (red chilli powder) and 2 table spoons of देगी मिर्च पाउडर (Kashmiri chilli powder) and salt to taste. Mix these well and keep aside.
Take 12 pieces of cashew and put it in a bowl of warm water and then add two table spoon of coconut powder in the cashew and grind it to make a soft paste. Keep aside.
Take 500 gram onion (half the quantity of the amount of chicken you take) and fry it till it turns golden brown. Then grind and make a smooth paste of these fried onions.
Take liberal quantities of oil/ghee (use Ghee for better taste) in a pressure cooker and add खड़ा मसाला (whole spices) ie. बड़ी इलाइची (big cardamom), छोटी इलाइची (small cardamom), लौंग (cloves), गोल मिर्च (black pepper), दाल चीनी (Cinnamon) and fry till these till they start cracking. In it add the chicken and fry on medium flame for about 10-15 minutes, then add 1 and a half table spoon of ginger garlic paste, and keep stirring till the water from chicken starts drying and oil starts to separate.
Then add a cup of water lest the chicken starts sticking to the pan (or burns).
Then add the curd with the masala which we had made earlier and kept aside in the chicken and keep frying till water of the curd evaporated and oil separates.
Now add the onion paste and after sometime, the cashew paste and if need be some water so that the Chicken does not stick to the pan. (चिकन लगे नहीं नीचे)।
Continue cooking on low flame. (If the chicken is not done, you can give one whistle in the pressure cooker…)
Then add 1 spoon of garam masala, ginger julians and 1 table spoon of kevada water (केवड़ा पानी) or rose water (गुलाब जल) and cook on low flame till chicken is done and oil separates.
After that ….फिर मेरे तरह फ़ोटो खींच के लगा दीजिए! (Take a snap and put it on the blog or social media 🙂 )
PS: This dish is not for the squeamish health conscious faddists, who have a desire enter the record books of life by scoring a perfect 100, in their match of life. It is only for those who play the game of life, for fun.