Friday, April 24, 2015


Hello everyone
My today's recipe is dedicated to non vegetarians who are equally health conscious too. Generally chicken, mutton, fish etc calls for extra oil than regular cooking that's why people hesitate to try curry dishes and end up with grill or baked ones. So I tried to come up with some healthy and lip smacking chicken curry recipe to be indulged without guilt.
Step wise recipe is given below and hope you all will like it.



900 gms boneless skinless chicken breast , cubed
1/4 cup beaten thick curd
1/2 cup soaked almonds
1/2 cup green coriander leaves
2-3 green chillies
4 medium tomatoes, de seeded and purried 
1 big onion thinly sliced
2 tbsp onion powder or paste of fried onions
2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder 
1 1/4 tsp garam masala powder 
2 1/2 tsp chicken masala 
2 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder 
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp ghee

For tempering 

2-3 bay leaves
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
7-8 cloves
4 green cardamom 
1 mace piece
2 inches cinnamon stick


First of all make thick paste of almonds , green chilies and coriander leaves using little water. You can also peel almonds, I skipped it as it's not affecting texture and flavour of dish anyhow.

Now heat oil and ghee in a big vessel and add all tempering spices. Fry till aromatic but don't burn, then add sliced onions and fry till nice brown. Now add ginger garlic paste and sauté for few minutes. 

Then add purried tomatoes and fry on high flame till it get cooked and dry. Then add all dry spice powders and fry for 2 mins on medium flame , take care while frying so that spices don't get burn. Now add almonds paste and fry till it starts leaving the edges of vessel. Then add onion powder or paste and saute for 2 mins. 

Then add chicken and some salt , fry on high flame to retain moisture in chicken stir repeatedly to avoid sticking to bottom and burning. Add beaten curd and fry till chicken get fried from all sides and looks evenly white. Now 2 cups of water and mix well. Adjust seasoning and let it cook, covered till chicken become tender.

Now your tempting, lip smacking chicken curry is ready to serve with roti, naan or rice.

You can increase or decrease water in curry according to your preference of consistency.
This is very simple yet delicious dish , a must try for chicken lovers. I bet you will not get disappointed at all.
Enjoy it and please shower your precious comments and suggestions to this dish. I'll always appreciate your efforts to encourage my lil steps toward healthy cooking.

Happy cooking....

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