This most basic of chicken recipes is also one of the tastiest! Serve Chicken Curry with hot Chapatis (Indian flatbread) or plain boiled rice.
1 kg chicken pieces of your choice, skin removed
2 large onions sliced thin
2 large tomatoes diced
2 tbsps garlic paste
1 tbsp ginger paste
2 tsps coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
2 tsps garam masala powder
4 tbsps vegetable/ canola/ sunflower cooking oil
Chopped coriander to garnish
Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onions till golden brown. Remove from the oil with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Turn off fire.
Grind the onions into a smooth paste in a food processor. Remove into a separate container.
Now grind the tomatoes, garlic and ginger pastes together into a smooth paste.
Heat the remaining oil again and add the onion paste. Fry for 2-3 minutes. Now add the tomato paste and all the spices. Mix well.
Fry the masala till the oil begins to separate from it.
Add the chicken to the masala and brown well.
Add 1 1/2 cup of hot water to the chicken, simmer and cover. Cook till the chicken is tender.
Garnish with chopped coriander and serve with hot chapatis (Indian flatbread), Naans (tandoor-baked Indian flatbread) or plain boiled rice.