Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Chicken Handi (A different Version)

Chicken karahi or chicken handi is one of the most versatile dishes I know (Cuz i never prepapre it the same way twice, a little tweak here, a little there)
It always ends up better than the previous times !  

You can prepare it thousands of ways. Talk to someone and they'd give you a totally different recipe for this.
I've made a few as well.

There are a few basic ingredients to this {chicken (this can easily be made with mutton too), tomatoes,yogurt} but you can play around with the spices, some people add cream in their handi, some add butter ! (I told u, there are a lot of ways you can prepare this!)

So this recipe is different from the others i've made. It is absolutely scrumptious !
(Great for sehri with Paratha or Roti too !)

For my Previous recipes check the links below

For the Ingredients you'd need

About 750 grams of Chicken
1 tbsp of Ginger Garlic paste
1/2 tsp of Cumin (Zeera)
1/2 tsp of Black pepper.
a few Curry leave (they can be left out, but i'd highly recommend that you add these)
1 Large (or 2 medium) Onions (sliced)
2 medium sized Tomatoes
4-5 Green chilies (chopped)
Salt to taste
2 tsp (or to taste) Red chili flakes
1/2 tsp of Turmeric (Haldi)
1 tsp of All Spice (Garam Masala)
1 Tbsp of (Shaan Karahi Masala, or any ready-made Masala)
1 cup of Yogurt (thats around 1 pao, 250 grams)
1/2 a bunch or Coriander
3-4 Green chilies.

Heat oil in a wok or a handi (I'm using handi).

Add cumin and Curry leaves.
Cook for a few seconds.

My curry leaves tree !! <3

..than add ginger garlic paste. Cook till fragrant.

add chicken

..salt and black pepper (add freshly crushed, it does make a huge difference)

When the chicken changes color and looks cooked, take it out with all the juices.

In the same Handi, heat a little oil. 
Add the sliced onion and fry till golden brown.

Add chopped tomatoes and green chilies...

...Shaan Karahi Masala..

...salt, red chili flakes, turmeric, all spice. 
Mix and cook till the tomatoes are tender.

When the oil separates, add yogurt...

...and the cooked chicken.

Cook on high heat till the gravy is thick.

Add Coriander and Green chilies.

and Serve !! 

Enjoy !!