Saturday, March 16, 2013

Chicken Mughlai masala (green)

Delicious chicken Mughlai masala ..this is a great meal to make on the weekends..which will provide you with warmth, taste and satisfaction. It's quite easy to make this curry anyone can make them.The mughlai curries/gravies tastes great when clubbed with naan, paratha, kulcha, roti or simple steamed jeera rice.
  • 1kg Chicken ( cut into medium size pieces)
  • 6 Green chillies
  • 1/4 cup Coriander leaves,chopped
  • 3 Dry red chillies (spicy)
  • 2 (1 inch) Cinnamon sticks
  • 2 Black cardamom/badi elichi
  • 12 Cloves of garlic
  • 4-5 Green Cardamoms
  • 6-7 Cloves
  • 2tbsp Coriander seeds
  • 2tsp Cumin seeds
  • 4 cups Onion,cubes
  • 15 Pepper corns
  • 1/4tsp Turmeric powder/haldi
  • 10 Cashewnut
  • 1 cup Curd
  • 1/2 cup Ghee
  • 2tsp Ginger,chopped
  • 1tbsp Mint leaves
  • 2tsp Lemon juice
  • Salt as per taste
Cooking Directions
  1. Marinate chicken with 2tsp lemon juice,turmeric and salt for minimum 2 hours.
  2. After 2 hours of marination,fry chicken with half of the Ghee till color changes.keep aside
  3. chop green chillies and coriander leaves,reserving a few for garnishing.
  4. Break cinnamon into bits.
  5. Peel garlic and keep aside.
  6. Now grind all the dry spices (Dry red chillies (spicy),Cinnamon sticks ,Black cardamom/badi elichi,Green Cardamoms,Cloves,;coriander seeds,cumin seeds,pepper corns,cashewnuts and haldi,till well powdered.
  7. Add half of the onion, garlic ,ginger and green chillies.Run mixer/blender at speed 3 for 25 seconds.
  8. Scrape masala down the sides of jar with spatula/spoon.Add rest of the onions and run the mixer for 15 seconds at speed 2 and further 10 seconds at speed 3
  9. Fry ground masala in remaining ghee till light brown.Add curd slightly beaten.
  10. Fry till ghee separates.
  11. Add chicken pieces,2-3 cups of water and salt.
  12. Cook in pressure cooker till done or take 2 whistle.
  13. Serve hot,garnished with coriander leaves.
variations: Instead of chicken you could add Mutton and vegetarians can enjoy it with cottage cheese (paneer) Or with mixed vegetables.


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