Chicken gravy as the name indicates is a creamy & spicy curry base in which the chicken is simmered.
The aromatic spices adds a wonderful flavour to the chicken.
This curry goes very well with ghee rice, rotis, chapathis etc.
Spicy Chicken Gravy
2 lbs Chicken
3 Onions thinly sliced
4 Green Chilles slit
1 Cup Yoghurt
2 Tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
2 – 3 Tsp Red Chilli Powder Or as per taste
1 Tsp Dhania Powder
1 Tsp Cumin Powder
1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
Oil as required
Salt Per taste
Beat curds / yoghurt until smooth & well blended.
Add turmeric powder, 1 Tsp Of Chilli Powder and 1 Tsp ginger garlic paste to the yoghurt & mix well.
Add well washed & cubed chicken pieces to the yoghurt mixture & mix well.
Marinate for an hour in the refrigerator. The more time marinated the better.
Heat 3-4 tsps of oil in a pan & add 2 sliced onions. Fry them until golden.
Cool & grind the onions along with 1 cardamom to fine paste along with little water.
Heat Oil in a pan, add the cinnamon, cloves & cardamon to the oil when hot.
After a minute, add 1 sliced onion & green chilles. Saute untill translucent.
Add ginger garlic paste & fry for 1-2 minutes.
Now add just the chicken without the yoghurt marinade.
Fry the chicken well for 6-8 minutes on high heat.
Add the chilli/dhania/cumin powders & fry for few more minutes.
Add the marinade now along with a cup of water & salt.
Cook chicken untill tender.
Adjust the spices if needed. Add the onion paste & mix well.
Simmer for a few more minutes, until done.
Garnish with cilantro if needed.