Chicken Masala Dish

YOU WILL NEED
1.      1 medium sized CHICKEN (skinned, cut into 16 pieces)
2.      1 tbsp - ginger garlic paste
3.      3/4 cup - coconut (scraped)
4.      4 tbsp - oil
5.      1 - small stick cinnamon
6.      2 - black cardamoms
7.      2 - green cardamoms
8.      1 - bay leaf
9.      2/3 - cloves
10.  1/2 tsp - cumin seeds
11.  3 - medium sized onions (finely chopped)
12.  1/4 tsp - garam masala powder
13.  Salt as per taste
14.  Chopped coriander leaves for garnish 

FOR GREEN MASALA
1.      1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves (roughly chopped)
2.      1/2 cup coconut (scraped)
3.      1/2 inch piece of ginger (roughly chopped)
4.      4 green chillies (roughly chopped)

METHOD
1.      Apply salt and ginger garlic paste to the chicken pieces and leave aside for half an hour.
2.      Grind scraped coconut with a quarter cup of warm water and extract half a cup of thick milk.
3.      Grind together the ingredients of hirwa masala to a fine paste.
4.      Heat oil in a pan; add cinnamon, black cardamoms, green cardamoms, bay leaf, cloves and cumin seeds.
5.      When they crackle, add chopped onions and cook until soft and translucent.
6.      Then add hirwa masala paste, saut on low heat for two to three minutes.
7.      Add chicken pieces and further cook for two to three minutes.
8.      Add half a cup of water, adjust salt and cook until chicken is done.
9.      Finally add coconut milk and garam masala powder. Mix well.
10.  Now garnish with coriander leaves.

Ready To Serve


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