½ kg Chicken 1½ tsp Chilly powder Salt to taste 3 tbsp Vegetable oil 2 cups water 5 tsp Poppy seeds 7 Onions-chopped 7 Green chillies 2 sprigs Curry leaves 1 tsp Turmeric powder 5 Cloves 2 Cardamom 1″ piece Cinnanmon stick 1½ tsp Coriander seeds 3 tbsp Cashew nuts 1½” piece Ginger 4 pods Garlic
1.Wash, clean, chop the chicken into cubes.
2.Grind the poppy seeds, cloves, elaichi, cinanmon stick, coriander seeds, cashew nuts, ginger, and garlic to smooth paste.
3.Marinate the chicken with above grinded paste,2 tbsp of chilly powder, a pinch of turmeric, salt, and set aside for 20 minutes.
4.Heat oil in a pan, add the chopped onions, a pinch of turmeric, curry leaves, green chillies and fry till golden brown.
5.Add the marinated chicken and mix well, cover with a lid and cook in low flame for 5 minutes.
6.Remove the lid, add 2 cups of water, cover and cook for 20 minutes until the chicken pieces turn soft.
7.When the chicken is soft, cook in high flame for 4 minutes till the gravy turns thick.
8.Garnish with the coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or rotis.