1 Kg Chicken - Cut to size , make gashes.
4 Tablespoons Ghee / Mustard Oil.
1/2 Teaspoon Sugar.
250 Grams Onions Chopped
1 Tablespoons Ginger Paste.
1.5 Tablespoons Garlic Paste.
250 Grams Tomatoes - Puree half , chop half.
6-8 Whole Red Chillies.
1 Tablespoon Coriander Seeds
Powder 2 :
1 Teaspoon Jeera.
1 Teaspoon Black Peppercorns
1 Teaspoon Fennel.
4-5 Green Cardamon.
At the end Use :
1 Tablespoon Crushed Kasoori Methi
1/2 Cup Chopped Dhania.
Lemon juice Optional.
Heat ghee , when smoking hot remove from heat , add sugar to caramelise - 10 seconds. Now return wok to heat and tip in onions- sauté till brown . Add POWDER 1 , lightly stir and then tip in ginger and garlic paste and 30 seconds later add the chicken and salt . Bruno till chicken is half done .
Add tomatoes , reduce heat to minimum , sprinkle 2-3 tablespoons water or as needed and cook covered till chicken is done. Increase heat , add POWDER 2 ,cook a minute or two - you may add 1/2 cup water to get a thick gravy . Take off heat adding most of the dhania , stir to infuse flavors .
Take off heat and allow this to rest covered. Taste , and if needed add a touch of lemon juice. Garnish with dhania while serving. Basic good homely chicken masala ( thick ) curry.