Monday, November 14, 2011

Mughlai Chicken Curry(masala gravy)



Mughlai chicken curry is a famous mughal dish which is originally from central Asia but migrated to Indian during Mughal invasion. Mughlai chicken gravy or curry is a spicy dish prepared with chicken in a onion based gravy with basic Indian spices cardamom, cinnamon, cumins, saffron and cloves. Usually Indian curry/gravy contain tomatoes as one of the main ingredient but not used in Mughal cuisine frequently. Mughlai chicken masala gravy is one of the best combination with any kind of pulao rice and delicious with Indian breads like butter naan and roti. Recommended with butter naan or roti. Try this Mughlai chicken masala recipe and Enjoy Cooking!!!

Ingredients:

Chicken                                        1 large
Garlic, flakes                                 6 nos.
Cloves                                          4 nos.
Cinnamon                                     1 piece
Dry red chilies                              8 nos.
Onions                                          4 nos.
Ginger                                          1 piece
Cardamoms                                  4 nos.
Cumin seeds                                 1 tsp.
Saffron                                          ½ tsp.
Hot water                                      6 cups
Lemon juice                                   1 tsp.
Oil                                                 ½ cup
Salt                                                As required

Procedure:

1.Wash and cut the chicken pieces. Apply salt and keep aside.
2.Chop onions finely and grind all the masala to a fine paste.
3.Heat oil and fry the onions, then add the ground masala and fry over low fire till the oil separates.
4. Add chicken pieces and fry for a while until the chicken is well mixed with the masala.
5.Add 6 cups of hot water and let it simmer until the chicken is tender, then add the saffron soaked in lemon juice.
6.Simmer for a few more minutes till the gravy is thick. Serve hot garnished with chopped coriander leaves.

Note: Add 2 tbsp of coriander powder while frying if you want more gravy.

7 comments:

i cooked this for my family today..nd it was great..i loved it :)

superb very tasty must try...

I cooked this recipe tonight and my wife and I loved it!

awesome!! tastes really good!

Nice but if it would have been in Hindi it would have saved time

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