This is one of my favorite chicken curry.It has strong taste of cilantro which i love..Its very easy to make ,u don have to stand near the stove stirring which i hate to do..this is done all in pressure cooker..Usually when guests come over and i plan to make some chicken dish, i make sure that i add some cream ,nuts paste or coconut milk to make the curry more creamier ..I hav this weird idea that goes in my head that unless i add some of these to the curry it won be rich and good ..But this is one such curry which doesn't need any of those extra fittings but does taste really good.
Chicken - 1 kg (cut to medium sized cubes)
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tbsp
Garlic - 5 cloves finely chopped
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Onion - 1 large chopped finely
Tomato - 2 medium chopped
Kasmiri chilli powder - 1 tbsp (according to taste)
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Cilantro - 1 cup chopped
Oil -4 tbsp
salt to taste
Heat oil in a pressure cooker .Add fennel seeds ,let it splutter.Add chopped garlic and ginger saute.To this add finely chopped Onion saute for 1 minute .Add tomato to this saute for another 1 minute.Add all the dry powders fry till raw smell goes away.Add chicken pieces, pour 1/2 to 1 cup water .If you want curry to be less thick add water accordingly.Finally add salt and coriander leaves to the cooker .Cover and pressure cook the chicken for one whistle on high flame.Turn off the stove and leave it on the stove itself .Open only when all the pressure has been released from the cooker.
I am sending this to julie's (erivum puliyum) on going event ''EP series: herb and spices-cilantro leaves and cumin'
Labels: CHICKEN-CURRY, KERALA-NONVEG-RECIPES, NORTHINDIAN-DISHES-NONVEGETARIAN