Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Easy Andhra Chicken Curry

This recipe uses the Masala paste mentioned earlier. This is very easy to make. No constant attention is required. Perfect for weekday dinners.

What you need to make this curry:
4 chicken drum sticks, skinless or any kind of chicken pieces (about the same weight)
1.5 cups All-Purpose Masala Paste
1 tbsp cooking oil
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (cilantro) leaves to garnish (optional)
Salt to taste
2tbsp turmeric powder

How to do:
  1. Rub 2 tbsp salt and 1.5 tbsp turmeric powder to chicken pieces. Leave aside for 10 min.
  2. Wash the chicken pieces in water, drain well.
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Add remaining turmeric powder, chicken pieces and salt to taste.
  4. Cover and cook for 5 minutes, rotating the pieces once.
  5. Add the masala paste. Coat chicken pieces well.
  6. Adjust salt and cook covered until done, rotating the pieces occasionally.
  7. Chicken would leave some water and the gravy would be thin. To get thick gravy, cook without lid until the desired thickness. If chicken is leaving not enough water, water may be added.
  8. Garnish with cilantro leaves.
  9. Serve hot with rice or any kind of Indian bread.

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