Hyderabadi Chicken 65

Hyderabadi Chicken 65

Ingredients  (Serves 5 – 6)

1. Chicken – 500 gm, cut into small cubes

Ginger-garlic paste – 1.5 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Kashmiri chilly powder – 2 tsp

Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

Garam masala – 1/2 tsp

Lemon juice – 1 tsp

Salt – To taste

2. Egg – 1/2 of 1 large, beaten

Corn starch – 1 tbsp

All purpose flour – 1 tbsp

3. Oil –  For shallow-frying or deep frying

For gravy

4. Oil + butter – 1 + 1 tbsp

Ginger – 1.5 tsp, finely chopped

Garlic – 1 tbsp, finely chopped

Green chilies – 2 – 3, slit

Curry leaves – 15 – 20

5. Yoghurt – 1/2 cup, beaten well

Chilly garlic sauce – 1.5 tbsp

Tomato ketchup – 1.5 tbsp

6. Hot water – 1/4 cup

7.  Cumin powder – 1/4 tsp

Garam masala powder – 1/4 – 1/2 tsp

8. Salt – 1 – 2 pinches

To garnish

9. Onion rings

Lemon wedges

Chopped cilantro

Method

1. Marinate chicken pieces with all the ingredients numbered 1. Keep in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. Take it out of the refrigerator half hour before frying.

2. Add half of one beaten egg, corn starch, all purpose flour and a pinch of salt to the marinated chicken. Mix well.

3. Heat oil in a pan over medium-high or high heat and fry the chicken pieces in 2 – 3 batches for about 5 – 8 minutes until done. Transfer to a paper towel.

4. Combine the beaten yoghurt with tomato ketchup and chilly garlic sauce.

5.  Heat 2 tbsp oil + butter in a pan over medium heat. Add ginger, garlic, green chilies and curry leaves. Cook for 1 minute. Bring down the heat to low. Add 1/4 – 1/2 tsp cumin powder and 1/2 tsp garam masala powder.  Mix well. Add yoghurt mixture and mix well.  Cook for a few minutes until oil separates. Taste-check for salt. Add 1/4 cup water, if it is very thick and mix well. Cook for a minute or two and add the fried chicken pieces. Stir until they are well-coated with the gravy. You can cook for a few more minutes until completely dry. Switch off. Sprinkle chopped cilantro and serve immediately with onion rings and lemon wedges. Enjoy!!

* Beat the yoghurt well and bring down the heat to the lowest setting before adding yoghurt.

Hyderabadi Chicken 65

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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