Sunday, April 3, 2011

Chicken Fry

Ingredients : 
1lb chicken
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon garam masala
1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
1/2 cup curd/yogurt 
2 tablespoons oil
5 green chillies slit lengthwise
1 medium onion finely chopped
2-3 drops red food color
Few sprigs of cilantro finely chopped
Juice of half a lime
A few cashews(optional)

Directions : 
1. Wash and cut the chicken into bite size pieces.
2. In a mixing bowl, add chicken,salt,turmeric powder,chilli powder,garam masala,ginger garlic paste,curd,red food color,1 tablespoon oil and mix well.
3. Cover and let it marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
4. After the chicken has marinated, in a pan heat rest of oil on a medium heat.
5. Add the marinated chicken to the oil.(Do not add the leftover marinade, just add the pieces).
6. Mix the chicken well, cover and cook till chicken is completely cooked.(Keep mixing in between).
7. Once the chicken is cooked, increase the heat to medium high to high and cook uncovered till all the water evaporates.(Keep mixing in between or it will stick to the pan).
8. Now add the onions,green chillies and cashews.Mix again.
9. From now fry the chicken till you get a nice crisp layer on top.And keep mixing or it will burn.
10. Once the chicken is fried and gets a nice crisp layer,check for salt and add more if required. Remove from heat and squeeze the lime juice and sprinkle some cilantro. Mix well and server hot.

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