Chicken has become most staple food at our home. My elder one loves chicken and I encourage her to eat it as it is very high in protein. Coming to the recipe I am about to share, Guests who tried this dish really applauded me. The other day I made this chicken recipe and my atamma (mom-in-law) praised me a lot. Yay!! :) The word went from CA to Dallas(to my sister-in-law) and got a call for this recipe. Heard her guests also loved it. Well Thanks to Lakshmi Aunt (Mom's friend) who gave this recipe to me. This is very easy and healthy recipe.
Chicken - 2lbs
Red Chilli Powder- 2 tsp
Salt- According to taste
Ginger Garlic paste- 1 tsp
Red Food Color- 1/2 tsp
Yogurt- 3 Big Scoops
Oil- 2 tbsp
Garama Masala powder- 1/2 tsp
Black Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
Cashews (6-7) (Optional)
Cut the chicken in to medium sized pieces and wash it properly. I always wash any kind of meat with salt and turmeric, so it won't smell bad.
Cut the Onion length wise.
Take washed chicken pieces in a bowl, add red chilli powder, chopped onions, salt, gingergarlic paste, yogurt, lemon juice, food color to chicken and mix it well.
Make sure to add the red food color.There are multiple colors available so be aware to buy the dark red one. Some food colors bring orange color to food which we don't want here.
Take a non-stick pan and put all the pieces in the pan. (No need to add oil now).
Cover the pan with a lid and let it cook.
After 8-10 minutes takeout the lid and wait till the chicken is cooked fully and is almost dry.
Take this into a bowl.
Now take another pan, put oil and add garam masala powder, pepper powder and let it fry for a minute.
You can add cashew nuts if you like and fry it for another minute.
Then add the cooked chicken pieces and on low flame shallow fry the chicken for another 10 mins. It makes chicken crispy and tasty.
This goes very well with Roti/Bagara rice. I will be sharing Bagara rice recipe soon.