We are always looking for quick and delicious recipes which use easily available ingredients specially in these trying times. Chicken is very versatile and can be made in many ways. Todays simple recipe is delicious and light. The spice can be adjusted to ones taste and thus kids friendly too!
INGREDIENTS FOR 2
350 grams of boneless chicken, ( i used boneless thigh, breast can get dry and hard) If using chicken with bones, you can use about 600 grams.
1 tablespoon cumin seeds
2″ piece ginger, chopped fine
2-3 green chillies, chopped fine
8 fresh or dried curry leaves
1 heaped teaspoon ground black pepper ( or less, or more !)
1 medium sized potato, peeled and cubed
Juice of half a lime or lemon
Salt to taste
4 tablespoons of cooking oil
1/ 2 teaspoon turmeric
1 cup fresh coriander leaves chopped fine
Heat the oil in a pot or a pan, add the cumin seeds and allow them to splutter for 10 seconds. Then add the chopped ginger and green chillies and cook for another 10 seconds. Add the chicken and the potatoes and cook till the chicken starts oozing out its own juices. Increase the flame and stir continuously till the chicken gets browned. Once a bit brown, add all the spices, curry leaves, salt, and cover it and let it cook on low heat. When using boneless chicken you do not need to add any water to this. If using chicken with bones you need to add water or else the chicken wont be thoroughly cooked.
When both the chicken and potatoes are cooked , add the lemon juice and coriander leaves.
Your yummilicious chicken is ready to be eaten! You can eat this with rice, rotis , naans etc.