It’s been a while since my last post. I’ve been busy with festivities (Dashain and Tihar), family and work being priorities during this time.
I’m back and hoping to share more of my culinary experiences.
I made this lovely, spicy, hot and rich curry few weeks ago. It’s a one pot wonder with spuds, mushroom and chicken. It is one of those comfort food for me. The rich, hot and thick gravy makes me warm and gives me foodcoma as I can’t resist 2nd and 3rd helpings with steam rice.
Here’s a recipe for you to warm up your cold nights .
1.5 kilos of whole chicken cut into pieces (with bones, skin and all)
2 medium sized onion finely sliced
2 large tomatoes cut into cubes
1 tablespoon of tomato paste
4-5 small sized whole potatoes
4-5 brown mushroom cut into quarters
5 cloves of garlic
A knob of ginger (thumb sized piece)
5 red chillies
1 quill of cinnamon
3-4 black cloves
1 tablespoon of Chilli powder
1 tablespoon of cumin powder
1 tablespoon of coriander powder
1 tablespoon of garam masala
500 ml of chicken stock (or water)
Salt to taste
4-5 tablespoons of oil
Fresh coriander for garnish
Divide chicken pieces into 2-3 batches. Heat oil in the pan and add first batch of chicken pieces to seal and sear it. Fry it for 4-5 minutes turning it once. Remove from the pan and set aside.
Repeat the same process for other batches and set aside.
In the same pan, add sliced onion and fry it until golden brown.
Add whole spices and fry it for few minutes. Then add all other spices, salt, fresh chillies and garlic ginger paste. Mix it well and fry it for few minutes in a gentle heat.
Add tomato and tomato paste and cook it for 3-5 minutes until tomato disintegrates and become thick and mushy.
Add chicken pieces, potatoes and mushroom. Stir well to mix with spices and tomato. Cook for 4-5 minutes.
Add 500 ml of chicken stock or plain water and cover the pan with lid.
Cook it for 20-25 minutes on low heat until chicken is tender and gravy is thick.
Garnish with coriander and serve with steam rice or rotis. It’s a comfort food best enjoyed on cold days.