18 June, 2016
Hara Masala Chicken Curry
Date – 25.4.2016
Preparation Time – 15 min
Cooking time – 40 min
Recipe Type – main
Cuisine – Indian
Serve – 3-4
Chicken – ¾ kg or 750 g (cut into medium size)
Onion – 1 finely chopped
Cumin /jeera seeds – ½ tsp
Clove /laung – 4-5
Black pepper whole/kalimirch – 6-7
Green cardamom – 2-3
Tomato – 2 mediu (finely chopped)
Red chilli powder – ½ – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Coriander powder – 2 tsp
Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
Fresh coriander leaves – for garnishing
Cooking oil – 1/3 cup or more
Salt – as per taste
Water – 1/2 cup
For making masala paste
Onion – 2 medium (chopped)
Ginger – 1 inch
Garlic – 5-6
Coriander leaves – ½ (tight pack)
Green chilli – 3-4
Rinse the chicken with water, drain it completely and set aside.
Take ingredients under ‘for making paste’ in a blender and make smooth paste by adding little water. Set aside.
Heat oil in a kadai and add cumin, clove, black pepper and green cardamom, wait for some time and let them crackle.
Add finely chopped onion and fry till it turns light brown.
Add grinded paste, saute for a minute.
Add red chilli, coriander, turmeric and garam masala powder, saute and stir till oil saprets from the masala.
Place the chicken piceses and fry over medium-high flame for 5 min.
Add finely chopped tomato and salt, stir very well.
Cover the chicken with the lid and cook over medium flame till tomato gets mushy.
After some when the tomato gets mushy open the and add water, stir nicely.
When the gravy starts to boil simmer the flame and again cover the chicken with the lid.
Cook the chicken till it gets soft and tender.
Finely add chopped coriander leaves and turn off flame.
Serve hot with any indian bread and rice.
Step by step method with pictures
These are the ingredients for making green masala
Take them in a blender
Make smooth paste
Heat oil and add clove, cumin, black pepper and green cardamom, let splutter
Add chopped onion, saute till light brown
Add green masala
Add red chili, turmeric, coriander and garam masala powder, fry till oil saprets from the masala
fry for 5 mins over medium flame
Add tomato and salt, stir well
Put lid and cook at medium flame till tomato gets mushy
After some time open the lid
Turn the flame low and cook till it gets cooked and tender
Chicken hara masala is ready