This is really a very flavorful and simple recipe. I served it to guests in my home, which came out absolutely delicious after experimenting on it. Everyone asks for this toothsome recipe. Though I reduced the quantity here, as it is enough for 3 servings. You may serve it at any party or potluck, it is sure, everyone will love this flavorsome chicken curry.
400 gm Regular Chicken, Cut into Medium sized pieces
150 gm Onion (chopped)
3 Dried Whole Red Chilies
2 small Pods of Garlic
200 gm Tomato (cut in cubes)
2 tbsps Ghee / Clarified Butter
1 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
1 tbsp Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves
Salt to taste
Clean and wash chicken pieces nicely. Drain excess water from it. Keep it aside. Boil 2 Cups of water with little salt. Add cubed tomatoes and 1/3 part of chopped onion in it. Boil for 10 minutes on medium it. Strain and set it aside. (Don’t waste the water which drained out, you may use it as stock, so preserve it in a container).
Grind ginger, garlic, red chillies, cloves and cinnamon together. Mix lemon juice in it and keep it aside.
Heat clarified butter in a wok. Add remaining onion in it. Fry till onion turns golden brown. Remove it from oil by using a slotted spoon. Set fried onions aside.
In the same wok, add grinded spice mix. Fry for a minute or two on medium heat. Add chicken pieces at this time. Fry for 4-5 minutes, till chicken pieces turn into light brown in colour.
Add fried onions and fold nicely. Cover and cook on low heat for 10 minutes. Stir in between once.
Now add Tomato-onion mixture and salt in it. Again fold it well.
Cover and cook for another 15 minutes on lower heat. Check once, or cook till chicken tendered.
Turn off heat now. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with warm rice, pulao, roti, naan or anything you like.