Chicken curry

If you like patience in cooking, here is another recipe which tastes excellent. I am sure your patience will be paid by the taste! For preparing a chicken curry, you need the following ingredients.

Chicken - ½ kilo
Cloves - 4
Cardamom - 3
Cinnamon - 2 lengthy sticks
Onion - 3 medium size
Tomato - 2 medium size
Green Chilli - 1 medium size
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tea spoon
Turmeric powder - 1 tea spoon
Redchilli powder - 1 tea spoon
Coriander powder - 3 tea spoon

Coconut grated - ½ cup.
Coconut oil - 3 table spoon.
Salt - 1 tea spoon
Curry leaves - 5-6 leaves
Coriander leaves - 5-6 leaves

Cut the chicken into small pieces and wash it thoroughly. Then wash it once in salt water and keep it in a bowl to drain out the water on it.
Make a thick milk from grated coconut and keep it aside.
Cut the onions into 2 halves and make slices on it. Cut tomato in similar way. Cut green chill into 2 vertically.

Heat the oil in cooking pan; add cloves, cardamom and cinnamon to it. Stir it occasionally till a nice fragrance comes from the pan.
Add onions and curry leaves to it. Stir it occasionally till it becomes transparent in colour.
Add tomato to it and stir it for 1 more minute.
Add green chilli, ginger garlic paste, powders and mix it well.
Add the chicken to it. Don’t add any water, it will start coming from the chicken after some time. Stir it occasionally so that it will not stick to the bottom of the pan.
When the chicken is almost cooked, add 1 or 2 glasses of water (depending upon what amount of curry you need) and salt to it. Cover the pan and let it cook fully.
Once the chicken is fully cooked, add the coconut milk to it, stir it and let it boil for 2 more minutes.
Add the coriander leaves to the top of the curry, cover the pan and turn off the stove. Wait for 5 minutes and then have your chicken curry!!

Initially you find it difficult to find out the correct amount of water to be added to the curry. For the first try, add 1½ glass of water and see the result and then adjust it in your next try.
As always, varying the amount of spice powders tastes the curry differently. Here you have to make sure that amount of coriander powder is more compared to the other two.

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