Monday, June 12, 2006

Chicken Curry with Almonds !

Chicken Curry with Almonds: ( Murgh-Badami!)

Ingredients :-

1 Chicken cut into medium pieces
3 Onions chopped
2Tbsp oil
2 Tsp ghee
1 Tsp Turmeric
2 Tbsp finely chopped garlic
2Tbsp grated fresh ginger
2Tsp chilli powder
1 Tbsp corianderPowder
1 Tsp ground cumin
1/2 Tsp fennel
Salt as required.
2 tomatoes, chopped
2Tbsp chopped fresh coriander & mint leaves
10-15 blanched almonds ground into paste
1 cup yogurt
1 Tsp Garam masala


Peel the onions, Heat the ghee and oil in a large pan and fry the chopped onions, stirring constantly until golden brown. Remove from the pan and set aside. Add the chopped onions, chopped garlic & ginger gratings to the oil in the same pan and fry on a low flame, stirring till it's browned.

Add the coriander pwd, cumin, turmeric, fennel and chilli pwd and saute for few minutes. later ,add tomatoes and half of the fresh herbs, salt & stir well and cook until the tomatoes turn soft & Now, Put in the chicken pieces and stir well so that each piece is coated with the mixture. Cover the pan and cook on very low flame until the chicken is tender. Meanwhile heat a tbsp of oil and saute the almonds paste & add in the yogurt & simmer for few minutes . Finally stir in the Garam masala and cook till the curry is done along with chicken .

This curry is slightly on the dry side, it goes well with Rice, Naan or chappathi ...Enjoy!