The perfect side-dish for rice and roti
This is an easy-to-make tasty chicken dish which is a family favourite. I learnt this recipe from my grandmother.
What you need
Chicken, washed and cut - 1/2 kg
Tomatoes, diced - 2
Ginger-garlic paste - 2 tbsp
Fresh coriander leaves - a handful
Fresh mint - a handful
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 3 tbsp
Curry leaves – a few
Onions - 1
Soya sauce - 1 tbsp
Tomato sauce - 1 tbsp
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
In a pressure pan cook the chicken, tomato, ginger, garlic, coriander, mint, chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric and salt with very little water.
In a kadai, heat oil add the curry leaves and onions till the onions turn brown. Add the cooked chicken with the masala. Stir well. Add soya sauce, tomato sauce and pepper powder. Fry on a low flame till well coated and dark brown. Cubed potatoes may be added if desired.
Serve hot with chapathi, poori or rice.
Shoba Ranjit Singh is an architect, freelance writer and homemaker who enjoys cooking and baking for her family and friends.