Using Herbs and Spices


Asian Home Recipe

Chicken a la Johannine Recipe

Contributed by : Michael D'Cunha

Preparation time : 30  minutes

Serves : 8

Ingredients :

1 kg

50 gms

50 gms

170 gms

15

150 gms

8

170 ml

1 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon

1 tablespoon

1/4 bunch

2 tablespoons

Chicken (boneless)

Cashew nuts

Almonds (optional)

Pistachio nuts (shelled)

Cardamom (green)

Yoghurt

Green chilies (spicy)

Milk

Sugar

Garam masala powder

Ghee (Clarified butter)

Chopped green coriander

Oil

Salt to taste

Method :
  • Wash the chicken and pat dry.

  • For the marinade, grind the pistachios, almonds and cashew nuts into a fine powdery textured mixture.

  • Add the chilies, yoghurt, 10 of the 15 cardamom pods and milk.

  • Blend into a smooth paste.

  • Apply this mixture to the chicken pieces and leave for 15 minutes to marinate.

  • For the cooking, heat the oil in a wok / kadhai.

  • Add five cardamom pods when the oil is almost smoking.

  • Stir for 15 seconds.

  • Add the chicken along the marinade, stir, cover and simmer over low heat.

  • When chicken is done, add salt and sugar.

  • Stir, chicken shouldn't stick to the bottom of the pan.

  • Finally stir in the garam masala powder and the chopped coriander.

  • Add the ghee.

  • To serve, remove into another dish.

  • Serve hot garnished with chopped coriander.

  • Serve with hot steamed long grain, Basmati or Carolina rice.

Tips - Garam masala can be prepared at home grinding equal amounts of cardamom, cinnamon, clove, coriander seeds and bay leaf. It can also be purchased at most Indian stores.

 

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