27 July, 2016
‘Handi’ is basically a deep and wide – mouthed vessel used for cooking in Indian cuisine. Here the handi I am using is made up of clay but you can make this dish in steel handi as well. There are many different recipes of making chicken handi but the recipe I have tried is simple, easy, authentic and delicious . Here I have used mustard oil for cooking this dish but you can also use ghee / clarifying butter that will give a different aroma to your dish. So let’s see how to make chicken handi and if you like my recipe please like my facebook page.
Preparation time – 15 mins
Cooking time – 45 mins
Recipe type – Main course
Serve – 4
Measurement cup used 1 cup = 220 ml
Chicken (with bone)– 1 kg (cut into medium size)
Onion (medium) – 4 -5 (finely chopped or chopped)
Ginger – 2 inch
Garlic pods – 2-3 or garlic clove – 20 -22
Tomato – 2 (chopped)
Curd – 2-3 tbsp
Red chili powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder – 2-3 tsp
Garam masala – 1 tsp
Bay leaf – 1- 2
Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
Black cardamom – 1 -2
Clove – 4-5
Cinnamon stick – 2 inch
Green cardamom / elaichi – 2-3
Mustard oil OR ghee – 4-5 tbsp
Coriander leaves – for garnishing
Rinse the chicken very well and drain it compeletly.
Now in mixing bowl take chicken, add curd and salt, mix very well and refrigerate it for 30 minutes. This process will make chicken tender and soft so do not skip this step.
After 30 minutes in a handi heat up mustard oil or ghee.
Add whole garam masala (bay leaf, cinnamon stick, clove, green cardamom, cumin seeds and black cardamom), let them crackle well.
Add ginger – garlic (paste or grated), fry until raw smell goes off.
Add slit green chillies and chopped onion, fry until onion turns translucent.
Add marinated chicken and fry for 5-6 minutes over medium flame.
Add red chili, turmeric, coriander and garam masala powder, fry for one more minute.
Add tomato and salt, stir well. cover it up with a lid and let it cook.
After some time chicken will release its own juice, lets chicken gets cooked in its own juice. For me it took 15 minutes to get cooked.
When chicken gets tender and soft, add chopped coriander leaves, stir and turn off the heat.
Handi chicken is ready serve it with any indian bread or rice.
In this chicken gravy i didn’t add water but if you want add 1/2 cup of water.
Rinse the chicken and drain it compeletly
Add whisked curd
Mix well and refrigerate it for 30 minutes
Heat mustard oil or ghee
Add whole garam masala, let them crackle nicely
Take garlic and ginger, grate them or make paste
Add ginger – garlic, fry till raw smell goes off
Add slit green chilies and chopped onion
Saute until onion turns translucent
Add marinated chicken
fry for 5-6 minutes over medium flame
Add red chili, turmeric, coriander and garam masala powder, fry for one more minute
Add chopped tomato and salt, stir well
Cover it up with the lid and cook over low flame
After some time chicken will release some water, let chicken gets cooked in its own water by using lid
When chicken is tender and cooked add chopped coriander
Chicken handi is ready