Chicken is my husband favorite dish. Specially if it is fried chicken, he will be praising me the whole day for it. But i stay away from fried dishes due to health reasons. But how i could stay away and not make a dish which is my husbands favorite..So I have found a new method of making chicken taste like fried but actually it is not fried. Confusing huh?
The cooking method is so simple. Actually you add very little oil in a nonstick pan. Add the masala and whatever stuff you want to, then add in the chicken. The chicken should be with a little fat. Now stir it well in the masala and cover the pan with a tight fitting lid. Reduce the flame to a very low, you dont have to add any water. The chicken will leach out lots of it own juices, and the chicken cooks in its juices. Once the chicken is cooked. Increase the flame to a high and start browning the chicken. The water will evaporate and the chicken will roast and dry up in the oil which we added and the oil leached from the chicken. This chicken dish will taste like fried one. You have to trust me in this.
Give this a try and let me know what you think..
Preparation Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time : 1 hour
Serves – 3 to 4
Chicken – 1/2 kg on the bone
Chilli powder – 1 tblspn
Coriander powder / Malli podi – 2 tblspn
Garam Masala Powder – 2 tblspn
Turmeric Powder / Manjal podi – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil – 3 tblspn
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam – 1 tsp
Onion – 4 large finely chopped
Green Chilli – 3 pricked with a knife
Ginger Garlic Paste – 3 tblspn
Coriander Leaves / Cilantro – 1/2 cup finely chopped
Lemon Juice – 2 tblspn or to taste
Marinate chicken with the listed ingredients and leave it to marinate for 30 mins.
Now heat oil in a nonstick kadai. Crackle in some cumin seeds and fry for a min.
Now add in onions and green chilli. Fry them for 5 mins. Till it turns light golden.
Now add in ginger garlic paste and fry till the onion is well browned. Make sure the onion is golden, because that what gives good colour to the curry.
Now add in the marinated chicken and mix well.
Cover with a tight lid and cook on a very low flame for a good 30 mins to 40 mins stiring inbetween as you go.
Now open the lid and increase the heat. Dry up the chicken, this will make the masala stick to the chicken and get fried.
Add in tons of coriander leaves and lemon juice to taste.
Mix well and serve.
|Take all your ingredients|
|Finely chop up a ton of onions|
|Take cleaned chicken in abowl|
|Add in salt and all the spice powders|
|Mix well and let it marinate|
|Add in some cumin seeds|
|Now add in onions|
|Saute it well|
|Add a good amount of ginger garlic paste|
|Fry till it turns golden|
|Add in marinated chicken|
|Cover and cook on a very low flame
till chicken is done
|The water will leach out and cook the chicken|
|Now increase the heat and dry up the chicken|
|Add lots of coriander leaves|
|Add in lemon juice|