Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Kashmiri Cardamon Chicken

This is a dish from my friend Wan Noor Baya.  She is a good cook and loves to share her recipes and I have tried many of her recipes.

Lets look at the ingredients.

500gm skinless chicken cut small bites
1 big onion - chopped small ( I used bombay onions)
3 cloves of garlic - chopped
1 inch of ginger - chopped
10 - 12 green cardamon, take the pods/seeds and pound fine or 1 tsp of cardamon powder
2-3 clove
2 bay leaves
1 cinnamon stick
2 tsp cumin powder
1tsp fennel powder
2 -3 tsp  of chilli paste from dried chillies (I used a few pieces of red chillies instead)
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup of yogurt
Marinate chicken with ginger, garlic, fennel powder, salt black pepper, chili paste and half of cardamon powder for at least 4 hours or overnight. Fridge it.

Heat oil, saute cloves, cinnamon, bay leaves and cumin powder for a few minutes.  Saute onions for 8-10 mins add in marinated chicken, mix well , reduce fire, cover pot and let it cook till done about 25-30mins.  Make sure to stir every now .

Add in the rest of the cardamon powder.and remove.  Add mint and serve with bread or rice.

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