Sunday, November 4, 2007

Gharoa Murgir Jhol (Homemade Chicken Curry)


There is nothing like a homemade chicken curry for a Sunday lunch. Bengalis mostly make it on a Sunday afternoon, a pleasant and tasteful change after a week long feast of Fish. This change is especially welcomed by kids. Once a week, I make this and my baby loves to eat it with steamed white rice.

Here's what you need:

Murgi(chicken, cut small, washed clean), Pyanj bata(onion paste), Aada-Roshun bata(ginger-garlic paste), Aloo(one potato, peeled & cut halved), Kancha Lanka(green chili, slit), Gota Jeere(cumin seeds), Tel(oil, preferably mustard), Noon(salt), Halud(turmeric), one Tomato and Dhone Pata(cilantro, chopped finely).

How to Cook
  1. Heat oil in a wok, add cumin seeds, let it splutter.
  2. Add onion paste & slit green chili, fry till oil separates, then add the ginger-garlic paste.
  3. Add potato, stir some more. Add the chicken. Fold all the paste and spices together.
  4. Add salt & turmeric, stir. Squeeze the juice of a tomato, stir again.
  5. Add water, cover & cook over low heat until done. There should be lots of water in the curry when done.
  6. Garnish with cilantro and turn off the heat.



5 comments:

Satyaki Panda said...

Good one .. this came out well,

Thx

Satyaki
KL , Malaysia

Aditi said...

Thanks Satyaki, glad you liked it.

majumders said...

What I miss in your list of ingredients are the right amount of them for what number of people.

Kind regards

Archan said...

worked like a charm

Saty said...

Nice neat simple clean recipe.. very good :-)