Friday, 27 January 2012

chicken korma


Ingredients
Chicken/Turkey - 1 lb (cut into pieces)
Onion - 1 (sliced)
Kuskus - 2 tblsp
Cashews - 4
Corriander seeds - 1 tblsp
Green chilly - 5-7
Cumin seeds - 1 tblsp
Coconut - 1/2 cup (grated)
Yogurt (Curd) - 1/2 cup
Ginger-Garlic paste- 2 tsp
Cardomon - 3
Fennel seeds - ¼ tsp
Bay leaf - 1
Cloves - 2
Cinnamon sticks - 1
Oil - 2 tblsp
Salt - to taste
Cilantro - for garnish 
Method
1. Soak kuskus in 1 cup warm water for 10 minutes and then grind it with green chillies, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, cashews,cardamom and coconut. Keep it aside.
2. Heat oil in a deep pan. Splutter fennel seeds.Add the bay leaf, cloves and cinnamon.
3. Add sliced onions and fry them till they are translucent. Next add the ginger-garlic paste and saute till the raw smell vanishes.
3. Add the chicken/turkey pieces and saute for 2 minutes. Next add 1 cup water, yogurt and salt to it. Cover and cook till the chicken is almost done.
4. At this stage add the ground paste and add the water required. Check for salt and let the kurma simmer for 5 minutes.
5. Garnish with cilantro. This goes very well with barottaaapam and idiyappam.