CooQ : Recipe: Chicken Kali Mirch

Chicken Kali Mirch

North indian | Mains

Chicken
370 calories/serving
30 mins
Made with marinated chicken, black pepper, ginger-garlic paste and a lot of spices. The marinated chicken is cooked in aromatic and spicy gravy. You will love it to the fridge and back.
Recipe by:
Spice Eats

Ingredients

chicken
salt
crushed black pepper
lemon
onion
ginger
garlic
green chilli
cashew nut
water
green cardamom
clove
cinnamon
curd
garam masala powder
dry fenugreek leaves

Instructions

1. In a large mixing bowl, add 500 gms of chicken, 1 tsp crushed black pepper, 1 tsp salt, 2 tsp lemon juice. mix all the ingredients and set aside for 30 minutes to marinate.

2. After 30 minutes, heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and place the marinated chicken pieces side by side. fry on high heat for 2 minutes and then turn and continue to fry for 2 minutes on the other side.

3. Continue to fry on medium heat for another 2-3 minutes turning the chicken pieces till the pieces are uniformly browned. remove and set aside.

4. Heat 1.5 tbsp oil in a pan and add 2 small sliced onions (100 gms). fry on medium heat for 4-5 minutes till the onions are soft and translucent.

5. Add 1 inch chopped ginger (8-9 gms) and 6-7 garlic cloves (8-9 gms) and keep frying on medium heat for 1 minute.

6. Now add 8 cashew nuts and 2-3 chopped green chillies (8-9 gms). mix and fry on low heat for another minute. remove onto a plate and allow to cool.

7. To blend, add the items to a blender/grinder and coarse grind it. now add 3 tbsp water and blend it into a smooth paste.

8. Whisk 3 tbsp curd / plain yogurt till smooth and then add 3 tbsp water. give a mix and set aside.

9. Dry roast 2 tsp kasuri methi / dry fenugreek leaves. set aside and crush it with your hand.

10. Now take another pan and heat 2 tbsp oil. add the whole spices namely 3 green cardamom, 3 cloves, 2 inch cinnamon and allow it to splutter.

11. Give a stir and keeping the heat on low, add the paste blended earlier. stir and fry on low heat for 6-7 minutes till oil separates.

12. Add the fried chicken pieces, mix and fry on medium to low heat for 2-3 minutes.

13. Reduce the heat to low and add the whisked curd / yogurt (mixed with water), 1/2 tsp garam masala powder and salt to season.

14. Stir and cook on low heat for 2-3 minutes till oil separates.

15. Now add 150 ml water. give it a good stir. cover and cook on low heat for 10 minutes till chicken pieces are tender.

16. Open the lid and sprinkle 1 tsp crushed black pepper, 2 tsp roasted kasuri methi. mix and simmer on low heat for 2-3 minutes till oil separates.

17. Chicken kali mirch is ready to serve!!

By Spice Eats

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