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Saturday, 29 October 2016

Pressure Cooker Chicken Curry


1 kg chicken, cut into small pieces
2 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder
1 tbsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
3 medium onions
2 tomatoes
2 green chillies
2" piece ginger
15 shallots
8 garlic cloves
curry leaves
5 cardamoms
7 cloves
1" piece cinnamon
1 tsp lemon juice(optional)
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp crushed black pepper
salt to taste
coconut oil

  1. Clean the chicken pieces and marinate it with kashmiri chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt and keep it aside for 30 minutes.
  2. Crush the onions, tomatoes, green chillies, ginger, shallots, garlic and curry leaves together in a blender and keep it aside.
  3. Heat 2-3 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker and add cardamoms, cloves and cinnamon and fry for a minute.
  4. Add crushed mixture and saute well till the raw smell disappears and becomes soft.
  5. Add marinated chicken to this and mix well with the masala. Add lemon juice and garam masala and mix well.
  6. Add 1/4 cup of water and mix well. Check the salt and cook covered for 1 whistle and switch off the flame.
  7. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker and mix well. Add curry leaves, 1-2 tsp coconut oil, 1/2 tsp crushed black pepper , mix well and cover with a lid.
  8. Serve it after 10 minutes with ghee rice, pathiri, neer dosa etc...
Recipe adapted from here...

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