How about treating your family with a traditional chicken curry recipe from India? If you admire spicy food, you are sure to make this preparation a regular one in your kitchen. This recipe finds its origin in South India. The place of its origin is known as Madras. The Madras curry with chicken and fresh herbs is going to steal the heart of your near ones for sure. Infused with the secret herbs from India, this recipe is one of the favorites of the royal families across the globe. The secret ingredients of it are now revealed as we share this recipe with you. Now, let us begin with the components of this unique recipe.
Cooking oil: 5 tablespoons
Whole cloves: 3
Cardamom pods: 2
Large onions: 2 (finely chopped)
Green chile peppers with seeds: 3 (chopped)
1-inch piece ginger: 1 (minced)
Garlic: 4 cloves (crushed)
Ground red chili pepper: 1 teaspoon
Ground turmeric: 1 teaspoon
Whole Cumin: ½ teaspoon
Ground coriander: ½ teaspoon
Salt: to taste
Skinless, boneless chicken breasts: 1 ½ pound (cut into bite-sized pieces)
Water: ¼ cup
Tomato puree: ½ can
Ground nutmeg: 1 teaspoon
Fresh cilantro: ½ cup (chopped) Garam masala: 1 teaspoon
Madras Curry: Method
Take a large skillet and heat oil in it. Keep the flame to medium heat. Add the cardamom pods and cloves. Roast for one to two minutes until they sizzle and leave a pleasant aroma. Add onions in it and fry until the color is light brown. This process can take seven to eight minutes. Some people prefer to cook the onions until deep brown. You can choose the color as per your preference.
Now, add ginger and garlic and fry for another one to two minutes. Add the chile peppers too. Once you see the ingredients nicely cooked, add the ground chile peppers, salt, coriander, cumin, and turmeric. Cook for another two to three minutes or until they leave a pleasant aroma. While frying the masala, you need to see two things carefully. Firstly, masala needs to be cooked properly. Secondly, the masala cannot burn and make the taste bland.
Add the chicken pieces and stir continuously. Add a little water and keep stirring. Cook the chicken for at least five minutes. Add water whenever you see the mixture is too dry. Also, do not add excess water as that would spoil the taste and texture of this madras curry. Then, add the tomato puree and nutmeg. Cover the pan with a lid and cook the chicken for at least fifteen minutes. You need to turn the flame to medium at this point in time. After fifteen minutes, your madras curry with chicken is ready to be served. Give a standing time of ten minutes before you serve this dish. You can sprinkle some garam masala powder and cilantro while serving. This recipe tastes perfect when served with steamed rice. It is the traditional combination of eating this recipe. So, try this recipe today and surprise your near ones with little happiness.