This is The husbands favorite chicken starter. We first tasted this in a restaurant called ‘Tansen’, in Hyderabad. Ever since our taste buds have been craving for this dish. Here’s my own tried and tested version.
1/2 kg Chicken
1/2 tsp Turmeric
2 tbsp Red chilly powder
1 tbsp Garam masala powder
2 tbsp Roasted Cashew nut
1 Juice of one lemon
1 cup Finely chopped fresh coriander
1 1/2 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
1/4 tbsp Curd
1/4 tbsp Vegetable oil
Step 1: Wash, clean and pat dry the chicken pieces. I usually use chicken fillet for this dish, which is easy to clean and chop.
Step 2: marinate the chicken with chilli powder, turmeric, salt, ginger garlic paste and garam masala powder. I usually add half a teaspoon oil when I’m marinating along with lemon juice to tenderise the meat.
Step 3: finally add curd to the meat. Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of two hours if not more.
Step 4: heat ghee in a pan/kadhai, and add chicken. Once the chicken is properly fried, add a little bit of water (maybe 4-5 teaspoons) so that all that spicy masala comes together in the pan. Cover the pan and let the chicken cook for about 15 mins. Make sure you keep stirring every 3 mins to ensure the chicken is not charred.
Step 5: meanwhile in a small pan, add a little bit of oil and brown the cashew nuts.
Step 6: add the cashew nut to the chicken and mix it well for 3-5 minutes so that the masala is well coated on them.
Step 7 : remove the chicken and garnish with fresh coriander
Step 8 : enjoy it with your favorite drink….chomp away!!!