Thursday, 21 February 2013



Chicken- 500 gms

Onion- 3 (finely chopped)

Tomatoes- 2(finely chopped)

Ginger-garlic paste- 1 tbspn

Slit green chillies- 3

Curry leaves- 1 sprig

Oil- 2 tbspns

Water- 1/2 cup

Salt to taste

Cilantro leaves- to garnish


Black pepper powder- 2 tbspns

Garam masala powder- 1 tspn

Coriander powder/ curry powder- 1 tbspn

Turmeric powder- 1 tspn

Bay leaf- 1

Cinnamon stick- 2

Cardamom- 3


Black pepper corns


This is a very spicy dish from South Indian state Tamil Nadu. It is a very spicy dish. If you prefer to have a mild version you can reduce the number of chillies and the amount of pepper powder.

Heat the pan and add the oil. When the oil turns hot add the spices(bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves). Reduce the fire and add the green chillies, curry leaves, ginger- garlic paste.

Keep stirring for less than a minute and add the onions. Reduce the fire and wait until the onion turns golden brown.Add  the tomatoes, salt, coriander powder, ground black pepper powder, garam masala powder and turmeric powder.

Gently mix all the ingredients and place the chicken pieces in the  masala. Stir all the masala with the chicken and add the water. Cover the pan and cook under low fire for 15 minutes.When the chicken is done,  garnish with cilantro leaves and serve hot with steamed rice.

1 comment:

  1. Super yummy chicken gravy.....i love it any time....