The other day I had friends over for dinner and it was a potluck. Sonal, a close friend of mine, prepared Chicken Hyderabadi, an Andhra style chicken that is full of flavor and spice. So nice of her to share her recipe with all of us. Enjoy !!!!
2 pounds chicken (cleaned and cut into medium size pieces)
3 tbsp ginger garlic paste
2 medium size onions chopped
4 tbsp oil
Ingredients (For Marinating)
2 tsp red chili powder
salt to taste
4 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
Ingredients(For Dry Masala)
4 tbsp whole coriander seeds
2 tbsp uncooked rice
1 tbsp fennel seeds
1 tbsp whole peppercorns
2 tsp cumin seeds
8 to 10 whole red dried chilies
Ingredients (for garnish)
1 green bell pepper sliced
10 to 12 curry leaves
1 tsp fresh coriander leaves chopped
2 tsp oil
1.Take red chili powder,turmeric,coriander powder ,salt and rub this marinade onto the chicken pieces and keep chicken marinated for an hour or two.
2. Heat a pan, and on medium heat dry roast the masala ingredients and grind to a fine powder.
3. Heat 4 tbsp oil in a thick bottomed pan, add in onions, brown to a golden color, add ginger garlic paste and marinated chicken pieces. Stir for 15 to 20 minutes. Add 1cup (200ml) water,continue to cook over medium heat.
4. Add powdered masala to chicken continue cooking another 10 to 15 minutes until the chicken is cooked.
5. Heat 2 tsp oil shallow fry bell pepper and curry leaves, remove and garnish over the cooked chicken, sprinkle some fresh chopped coriander.