Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Chicken Boneless Handi

I'm a huge fan of creamy delicious Chicken served with plain boiled Rice or chapati.

Boneless chicken in creamy gravy is fabulous in itself but when you make this is a traditional clay pot it literally takes the recipe to a next level !

Do try this, I'm sure, You'll be hooked, and than you'll want to make everything in this clay pot !!

So for the recipe You'll need,
Ingredients :
750 grams of Chicken boneless, cut in cubes.
1 tsp of Freshly crushed Ginger
1 1/2 tsp of freshly crushed Garlic
3-4 tomatoes
10-12 Green chilies (adjust accordingly)
2 medium sized Onions
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp of Red chili powder (adjust accordingly)
2 tsp of Red chili Flakes 
1 tsp of Chinese Salt
1 tsp of Cumin
1 tbsp of Dried Fenugreek leaves
1/2 tsp of Black pepper
1/4 tsp of All Spice (Garam Masala)
250 grams (around 3/4 cup) of yogurt
100 grams of Cream.

Method :
Blend Onion, Tomatoes and Green Chilies together.. make a paste. Keep aside.

Heat around 1/2 cup of oil in a clay pot (you can use a normal pan if you dont have this), add ginger garlic and cook till fragrant.
Add chicken and cook till done.

Take out with all the juices and keep aside.
In the same pot, heat 1/4 cup of oil and add the blended tomato mixture,

salt, Red chili powder, Red chili flakes, chinese salt, Cumin.
Cook till the oil is released and the tomatoes appear done. Dont let the gravy over dry, add water when needed.

Add the cooked chicken,

dried Fenugreek leaves and

...yogurt. Cook till the gravy is thick.

Now add Black pepper and All spice...

...and cream.

Cook for 5 minutes. 

Add coriander and coarsely chopped green chilies.
Serve with rice of Chapati.

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  1. yummy recipe!!thanks for sharing with Midweek Fiesta

  2. hello...
    Just wanna say what we can use instead of CHINESE SALT (as it is harmful for health)?
    Thanks for sharing yumm recipes.


    You can skip this

  4. Oh waow i made it yesterday its yummy my hubby like it v much thanks sidra i love ur cooking, where r u from ?

    1. HI ! I'm glad your family liked it ! I'm from Karachi, Pakistan. Living in Muscat, Oman.

  5. Hi Sidra
    I just bought a handi . Before using it for cooking is their anything to be done so that it doesnot breakdown and one more thing can this handi be used in oven If yes than at what temperature.kindly please reply.

    1. hi Smita!
      Thank you for stopping by.
      Soak the handi in water for aboyt 5-6 hours. than let it air dry and than you can cook in it !
      I dont really know about the oven though.

  6. Thank you Sidra😊. Soaking handi in water for one day is enough or 2-3days?
    Again thanks for replying my query.

  7. Good recipe with nice presentation.Delicious and wonderful looking very nice and yummy..
    chowringhee satya niketan

  8. Great information,thanks for sharing...

  9. Wow your chicken handi looks great. Although all Pakistani Cooking Recipes are the awesome but love the texture of your handi.

  10. This looks really yummy, once i tried one of the Pakistani recipes in Urdu and the name of the dish was Chicken Cheese Seekh Kabab Recipe it turned out to be fairly mouthwatering.

  11. Wow mouthwatering and very tasty looking recipe. I will definitely try this at home. Have you tried Pakistani Cooking Recipes I love all Pakistani Recipes and mostly the appetizers by zarnak sidhwa recipes