1 Chicken - Cut to size.
3+1 Tablespoons Ghee.
2 Onions - Chopped
1 Tomato -Puree
1 Tablespoon Ginger Paste.
Red Chili Powder ( color ).
Spice Mix -Lightly roasted and then grindd with all ingredients listed below.
10-12 Black Pepper.
1 Teaspoon Jeera.
3 - 4 Green Cardamons .
3-4 Dried Red Chili Paste soak in a bit of water and grind with the dry spice.
1 Teaspoon Garlic Paste ( Optional )
In 3 tablespoons hot ghee fry the onions till they turn dark brown , now add chicken and sear over high heat ,10 minutes. I like cooking in a big kadhai .Next add the tomato puree , add ginger paste along with salt and haldi ,cook 10 minutes till oil separates .
Now add garlic paste, red chili powder and the ground spice.Cook covered till chicken is done.Maybe another 7-10 minutes.Towards the end add hot water to get the desired gravy. Add in balance 1 tablespoon of ghee to the chicken curry as you take it off the fire. I also add in slit green chiles at this stage and let them rest in the curry/gravy - they leave a nice flavours.