Ever craved delicious spicy restaurant style chicken and never seem to get it right? Well, this finger licking spicy chicken will not only tickle your tastebuds but will also leave you satisfied. If spicy food is not for you, just reduce the amount of chilli powder I have used in this recipe. I made this during lockdown and recorded a step by step video of it too. The video has been recorded by me so its not very professional but the steps are clear.
1 kilo chicken, skin off and cut into small pieces
Marinade for chicken : 200 grams plain white yogurt ( dahi), 2 tablespoons ginger garlic paste ( make a paste out of 4-5 cloves of garlic and 1.5 ” piece ginger) , 1/2 teaspoon turmeric, 1 teaspoon red chilli powder ( less if you want), 1 teaspoon garam masala (home made preferably. The link to my home made garam masala video will be at the end of the recipe) and salt to taste-. Marinate the chicken preferably overnight and if not then just for a few hours.
FOR THE ONION PASTE
2 onons roughly chopped, 1 black cardamom, 1 bay leaf, 2 tablespoons coriander seeds, 2 tablespoons cumin seeds, 2-3 cloves, 2-3 green cardamoms , 4 tablespoons oil
Heat the oil in a wide pan and add the whole spices and cook for about 30 seconds. Then add the roughly chopped onions and cook till soft. Add salt to taste and leave to cool. When cooled , blend it to a paste
FOR THE TOMATO PASTE
2 ripe red tomatoes, 1.5 ” ginger , 2-3 cloves of garlic, blend into a paste.
COOKING THE CHICKEN
Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a wide pan and cook the tomato paste till well cooked ( see the video) and then add the marinated chicken and cook till the juices from the chicken dry out. Then add some chilli powder to taste ( i added kashmiri chilli powder, deggi chilli powder and red chilli powder) . Add the onion paste and mix well. Add salt and some water ( more water if you want more sauce) and cook till chicken is done.
Delicious with rotis or rice
You tube video.
How to make home made garam masala