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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Chana Chicken




A good option if you are bored with the usual chicken curry and want to have a slight change in flavor and taste. Chicken curry is cooked in a usual way and chick peas are boiled separately. And then combined with chicken to give it a creamy texture.




Serves: 4
Preparation time for Chickpea - Overnight soaking and boiling
Cooking Time: 1 hour


Ingredients:

  • 800 gms chicken
  • 1 cup white chickpeas
  • 1 onion 
  • 1 tbsp ginger & garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 green chilies chopped
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp chana masala powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • 3 tbsp yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 4 tbsp of cooking oil
  • Salt to taste

Preparation:


  • Soak 1 cup chickpeas overnight and boil with salt and set aside. From this we need only 1 cup cooked chickpeas, not more than that. The rest of the boiled chickpeas can be stored in freezer for future use.
  • Chop onion, green chili, mint and coriander leaves.
  • Clean, cut chicken and keep ready

Method:
  1. Heat oil in a sauce pan and fry onion till light golden. Then add 1 tbsp ginger & garlic paste and fry for 1 minute.
  2. Add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tbsp red chili powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1 tsp cumin powder, 1 tsp chana masala powder and little salt. Fry for 1 minute and then add 3 tbsp of yogurt and chicken pieces. Stir well, cover and cook chicken till it is fully done. Add few drops of water if needed.
  3.  Now add 2 tbsp of tomato puree and 1 cup of boiled chickpeas along with 1 cup of water in which the chickpeas were cooked.
  4. Add 1/4 tsp garam masala powder, green chilies, mint leaves and coriander leaves. Cover and cook on slow flame for 5 minutes.
  5. Serve hot with roti or naan.


4 comments:

  1. What can I substitute for chana masala powder?

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  2. What can I substitute for chana masala powder?

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  3. Hi Maryam. You can skip chana masala powder.

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  4. Hi Maryam. You can skip chana masala powder.

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