Monday, November 7, 2016

Chicken Chukka Masala | சிக்கன் சுக்கா

Ingredients :-
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 Chicken    ¾ kg
 Tomato (roughly chopped)     1   
 Coriander powder  1 tbsp  
 Red Chilli powder   ½ tsp
 Cardamom powder  ¼ tsp
 Cinnamon   small piece  
 Cloves     few
 Ginger garlic paste   1 tbsp 
 Salt to taste
  
For Seasoning :-
 Onion (thin slices)     ½ cup  
 Garlic (thin slices)  4 pods
 Fennel   ½ tsp
 Curry leaves   few

To Grind :-
 Onion (roughly chopped)    ½  
 Pepper powder  1 tbsp  
 Cumin  ½ tsp
 Fennel    ½ tsp  

Method :- 
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1). Grind the items listed under "to grind" to a fine paste and keep aside. Clean, wash and chop the chicken to medium size pieces. 
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2). In a pressure cooker, add chicken, tomato, coriander powder, chillli powder, cinnamon, cloves, ginger garlic paste, cardamom powder and salt. Add 1/2 cup water and cook till the chicken is done. Switch off and let the pressure release by itself. Open the lid and mix together.
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3). Heat oil in a wide pan, add fennel and saute till fragrant. Then add onions and saute till translucent. Add the cooked chicken to this masala.
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4). Add the grounded paste and combine. Cook in a low flame till the raw smell goes from the grounded paste and the gravy reaches the desired consistency. Switch off and garnish with coriander leaves.
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Notes :-
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# This is a dry version, so do not add more water in the cooker as the chicken itself will leave water while cooking. 

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