Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Chicken Fry / Masala Recipe

After receiving requests from many of my friends, the ones who have tasted the recipe and want to try out, I am finally sharing the recipe for Chicken Fry/Masala that we (I and my cousin Pushkar) make. This is essentially a slightly modified version of the traditional Chicken Masala recipe used back home in Bihar. This dish can serve as a starter item or as main course item with Roti or Rice.

Ingredients:
  1. Chicken - 1 Kg (should be cut into small/medium sized pieces)
  2. Onion - 1 Kg (thinly sliced)
  3. Tomato - 2-3 pieces (medium sized pieces, sliced)
  4. Green Chilli - 4 (slit)
  5. Garlic paste - 1 Tablespoon
  6. Ginger paste - 1 Tablespoon (can vary according to personal taste)
  7. Chilli powder - 2 & 1/2 Teaspoons (can be varied upon how hot you want your dish I prefer 3-4)
  8. Turmeric powder - 1 Teaspoon
  9. Pepper powder - 1 Teaspoon
  10. Dhaniya (Coriander seeds) powder - 1 Teaspoon
  11. Chicken Masala - 1 Teaspoon
  12. Garam Masala powder - 1 & 1/2 Teaspoons.
  13. Oil - Mustard (used originally, can change according to preference)
  14. Salt - as per taste
Preparation:
  1. Heat up some oil (approx. 150 ml) in the frying pan and put the onions and green chillies (add some salt).
  2. Fry covered for about 10 mins at medium flame.
  3. Add Chicken (add some more salt as per taste), tomato, garlic and ginger paste. Now fry covered for another 10-15 mins.
  4. While the onion or chicken is being fried, you need to keep stirring it once in a while or say every 2-3 minutes, to make sure its cooked evenly.
  5. By now chicken must have left it's water. Cook for another 5-10 mins.
  6. Add all other spices (No. 7 - 11) and stir it till the spices are mixed.
  7. Now we need to stir it frequently to stop the spices from burning.
  8. Cook for 15 mins and the spices should have been mixed thouroughly with the thick gravy (the onions). Also, the oil should be seperating from the gravy by now.
  9. Add garam masala and fry for 5 mins.
  10. Optionally you can heat up few tea spoons of ghee separately and then just add to it. (no need to keep the burner on)
  11. Now the Chicken fry is ready but If you want gravy then add some water & salt and bring it to boil.
Good luck!!

2 comments:

Pappul 9/24/08, 7:12 PM  

this was much needed man ... just cant forget that wonderful party ... thanx for the recipe ... cheers ... !!

Swapnil 5/3/09, 6:18 AM  

nice blog mate..keep up the good work..u inspired me..m gonna create a blog myself now..thanx for the chicken recipe.

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