Chicken - 1/2 kg
ginger garlic paste - 2 spoons
Turmeric - 1/2 spoon
Red Chilli Powder - 1 spoon
Salt - to taste
Garam masala
cinnamon -2 small pieces
cloves -2
Coriander leaves - 1 small bunch
Tomato - 1 or 2
Oil - 5 table spoons
Curry leaves - a few
Green chillies - 1
Onion - 2 big ones for pieces & 1 small one for paste


Clean chicken twice or thrice outside in the balcony and remove any broken pieces (very small). Add ginger garlic paste(1 spoon), salt (1/2 spoon), red chilli powder (1/2 spoon) and mix them along with two big spoons of curd. Marinate it well, maybe for a few hours (minimum 1/2 hour for taste) or one whole night also.

Cut onions into thin small pieces. Also paste one small onion in grinder. Split green chilly. Cut tomato into small pieces.

Keep pan on the stove and pour oil and let it be heated. Add onion pieces and green chilli and fry well. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for two minutes in low flame. Add curry leaves and tomato pieces and fry until tomato is soft. Add marinated chicken and fry it for 10 minutes in medium heat. Add salt, chilli powder and turmeric and mix well. Pour one and half cups of water and close the lid. Switch off the stove after three whistles.

After opening the pressure pan, taste it and add salt etc. if necessary and add garam masala and coriander leaves and keep as much water as required. Simmer for ten minutes and switch off the stove.