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Thursday, 11 September 2014

Chicken Mango Masala

          This is a delicious chicken curry cooked with a combination of chili-garlic-mango chutney and other spices to get a spicy and a tangy taste. Relish it with some naan or tandoori roti to enjoy its true flavour. 

  • 500 gms boneless chicken, cubed
  • 3 tbsp. oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. ginger, grated
  • 2 tbsp. garlic-chili-green mango chutney 
  • 1 tsp. coriander-cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garam masala powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp. cream
  • coriander leaves, onion rings, lemon wedges and green chilies to garnish

          Heat 2 tbsp. oil in a non-stick pan and fry the chicken till light brown. keep aside. Add rest of the oil and saute the onion till light brown.

          Add the ginger, the garlic-chili-green mango chutney (recipe below), coriander-cumin powder, turmeric powder and garam masala powder with a sprinkle of water. Saute till oil separates.

          Then add the fried chicken cubes and salt and continue to fry for 3-4 minutes on low flame till dry. 

          Finish off with the cream and serve, garnished with coriander leaves, onion rings, lemon wedges and green chilies.

Garlic - Chili - Green Mango Chutney

  • 8-10 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp. sesame seeds
  • 4-5 dry red chilies
  • 1/2 tsp. tamarind paste
  • 2 tbsp. coconut, grated
  • 1/2 cup green mango pieces
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp. oil

           Heat oil in a non-stick pan and fry the red chilies for a few seconds. Then add the garlic and saute till light pink in colour.  Add the sesame seeds and stir .

          Cool and grind along with coconut, tamarind, salt and mango pieces to a smooth paste. Serve with dosa, idli or upma. Can be had with paratha or as a spread on breads.

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