Chicken Masala

 

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Description

VERY IMPORTANT: No need to add Salt, Red chilli, Ginger, Garlic or anything else apart from the ingredients given below.  Increase all quantities proportionally for serving more than 5 persons. Follow instructions given below as it is for best results.

Ingredients Required for 5 persons

Chicken with bones cut into 16 pieces 1 Kg / 2 lbs
Onions sliced 300 Gms / 10.56 oz / 4 medium / Fried 4 Fistfuls
Cooking oil Enough for deep frying onions
Green Chillies – Whole 3
Cilantro leaves/Kothmir/Hara Dhania 1 small bunch / 10 twigs
Mint leaves/Pudina 1 small bunch / 10 twigs
Yogurt / Curd 250 gms / 8.8 oz
Ustad Banne Nawab’s Hyderabadi Chicken Masala One packet

STEPS OF COOKING:

  1. Heat oil, fry onions till golden brown, remove and keep aside.
  2. Take 50 ml / Half small tea cup water and make paste of chicken masala.
  3. In a pressure cooker take 90 ml / 6 tablespoons of oil left over after frying onions, add green chillies and chicken and fry for 2 to 3 minutes, add above paste and fry for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring continuously making sure masala paste doesn’t stick to the bottom of the cooker.
  4. Whip yogurt / curd, add to the above and cook, stirring continuously till yogurt / curd is done. (This process takes anywhere between 2 to 5 minutes).
  5. Crush the fried onions, add to the above and fry for 1 minute.
  6. Add 250 ml / 1 glass water and mix thoroughly.
  7. Close lid of pressure cooker. On first whistle of cooker, reduce flame to low and cook for five minutes. Close stove and let cooker cool down.
  8. Remove lid and cook for another five minutes only if chicken is not tender enough, stirring occasionally, otherwise proceed to step no. 9
  9. Put on lowest flame, add cilantro/Kothmir/Hara Dhania and Mint leaves/Pudina, mix well, cover and leave for 5 minutes and serve.