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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Chicken in roasted gravy!

Good morning all...hope u guys are doing good today! This is a recipe I have been wanting to do for quite some time actually..and I finally got the opportunity yesterday. You would probably have heard of Maria's Menu? Who has'nt, eh? if you haven't, you should check her out at Trust me, you wont regret it. But at the same time, please don't ignore this poor soul :P. Anyways, this recipe is from her blog. So, Maria, this one's for you girl! Here we go...

  • Chicken- 1/2 kilo (500 gms)
  • Onions- 2 1/2 medium sized- finely chopped
  • 6-8 shallots (kunjulli)- finely chopped
  • Garlic- 3 cloves, chopped
  • Ginger- 1/4" piece, chopped
  • Tomato- 1 medium or 2 small- chopped
  • Ginger-Garlic paste- 1 teaspoon
  • Red chilly powder- 2 1/2 teaspoons
  • Coriander powder- 1 tablespoon + 1/2 teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder- 2 teaspoons
  • Garam masala powder- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Fennel powder (perinjeerakam powder)- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Water- 1/2 cup
  • Oil -2 tablespoons
  • Salt to taste
  • Marinate the chicken with 1/2 teaspoon red chilly powder, 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder, 1 teaspoon black pepper powder, 1/2 teaspoon ginger garlic paste and salt. Keep this aside for 15-20 minutes.
  • In the sauce pan, heat oil and add shallots.
  • Wait till they turn slightly brown, before adding the onions.
  • Saute till the onions turn dark brown. Add a little salt at this stage. Ensure they don't get burnt. This should take upto 7 minutes on a medium flame.
  • Add the ginger and garlic and saute for another 2 minutes till you get a nice aroma.
  • Now add all your masala powders and reduce the flame so as to not burn the powders.
  • Add tomatoes and saute till they get nicely mashed.
  • Now add the water and salt.
  • Add chicken pieces and cook for 5 minutes on a medium flame.
  • Now reduce the flame and cover the chicken and cook for another 15-20 minutes till the chicken is done.
  • Garnish with curry leaves.

So, what do you think? Do try it out and leave behind your thoughts.

BTW, neetustastytreats is now on google plus!! Woohoo!! You can leave your feedback there too! So till next time, take care and God bless! Am sending this over to the Master Chef Event, hosted by Divya Pramil, who has a lovely blog, Fingers crossed!


  1. Mouthwatering dish,looks so tempting..

  2. Hi Neetu,

    Thank you for posting this recipe in your site and also for the mention :) Best wishes for your blog! Have fun blogging..


  3. Hi Suja,

    Thank u so much dearie!

    Hi Maria,

    Thank u so much. All credit to u ofcourse!

  4. Looks so yummy..Can I grab some?? Tempting curry!! My best wishes dear :) Thanks for linking such a lovely recipe to my contest :)
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