Chicken and Peas Curry - in Tomato Sauce
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Recipe type: Curry
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4 People
  • Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Cardamom, whole-2
  • Cloves, whole-2
  • Cinnamon- 2 inch slice
  • Whole black pepper corns- 5
  • Cumin seeds- ½ tsp
  • Ginger- chopped- 2 inch slice
  • Garlic, chopped- 1 large clove
  • Green chilies, chopped-2
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Onion, chopped- 1 large
  • Ginger-garlic paste- 1 tbsp
  • Tomatoes, chopped- 2
  • Kashmiri red chili powder- 1 tsp (for more spice add regular chili powder)
  • Coriander powder- 1½ tsp
  • Fennel powder- 1 tsp
  • Ground cumin- ½ tsp
  • Garam masala- ½ tsp
  • Tomato paste- 3 tbsp
  • Peas, frozen/thawed- 1 cup
  • Chicken legs or bone in pieces- 5 to 7 pieces
  • Salt- to taste
  • Cilantro, chopped- 2 handful
  1. Heat a large pan over medium heat, add oil. Let oil turn hot.
  2. Add whole cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, pepper corns and cumin seeds in the oil, saute for a few seconds.
  3. Add chopped ginger and garlic into the oil, saute till they turn light golden in color.
  4. Add green chilies and curry leaves, saute for a second.
  5. Add onion, and a few pinches of salt, cook till translucent.
  6. Add ginger-garlic paste, saute and cook till onions turn light golden in color.
  7. Add tomatoes, cook till it gets mashed up.
  8. Add chili powder, coriander powder, fennel powder, ground cumin and garam masala, saute for a few seconds.
  9. Add tomato paste, combine well.
  10. Add ¼ cup water to thin down the gravy.
  11. Add peas and chicken to the gravy, add salt to taste and cook covered till chicken has cooked well.
  12. If the mixture gets dry, add water little by little and cook.
  13. After the chicken has cooked well, uncover the pan, have a taste add more salt if needed.
  14. If the gravy is too thick add some water to thin it down. The gravy should have thick constituency.
  15. Sprinkle cilantro over the curry, cook for a minute and remove the pan from the heat.
  16. Serve this curry with Naan, chapati, rice etc.
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