“Dhabas” are small eaterys which are all over the highways in India. They are known for their distinctive style of cooking and people make it a point to stop by them and eat their signature dishes.
Such is my dish for today. A simple chicken made in a record time of 15 mintues (if you have all the simple ingredients, which I am sure any household will). So..,.lets start the timer!
1 kilo of chicken, cut into pieces ( i used thighs and legs)
1 whole pod of garlic
2″ piece ginger
1 cup of wáter
5 tablespoons of oil or ghee ( i used less oil, thats why you dont see the oil floating)
1 teaspoon each of turmeric, coriander, cumin, red chilli, garam masala powder
salt to taste
3 chopped tomatoes
coriander leaves , chopped green chillies and ginger slices
1 potato, peeled and diced
Heat the oil in a pot and then add the washed chicken pieces. Add the salt and let the chicken cook on high flame till all the wáter dries up. Meanwhile grind the garlic and the ginger with the wáter to a fine paste ( I used my magic bullet) and add it to the chicken. Add the spices and potatoes and cook till you see the oil floating. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes are all soft. By now the chicken and potatoes should be cooked. Add the coriander leaves, green chillies and chopped ginger and serve.
You will be amazed by how delicious this is !