MUGHLAI CHICKEN HANDI | CHICKEN HANDI RECIPE | BONELESS CHICKEN GRAVY



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Ingredients for Mughlai Chicken Handi:

– Boneless Chicken thighs, 1” pieces- 450-500 gms

For Marination:
– Salt- 1 tsp
– Crushed Pepper- 3/4 tsp

Spice Powders:
– Turmeric Powder- 1/2 tsp
– Red Chilli Powder- 1.5 tsp
– Coriander Powder- 2 tsp
– Cumin Powder- 1/2 tsp
– Garam Masala Powder- 3/4 tsp
– Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek leaves) – 2 tsp

Other Ingredients:
– Grated Onion- 100 gms (2 small)
– Ginger Garlic paste- 2 tsp
– Readymade tomato purée or paste- 4 tbsp
– Whisked Curd/Yogurt- 3 tbsp
– Cashew paste- 12 cashews
– Green Chillies, sliced- 3
– Refined Oil- 3 tbsp
– Coriander leaves, chopped- 2 tbsp

Preparation:

– Cut the boneless chicken thighs into 1” pieces. Marinate with salt and crushed pepper. Mix and set aside for 30 mins.
– Grate the onion and whisk the curd/yogurt.
– Make a paste of the cashew nuts. To make cashew paste, add the whole cashews into a grinder/blender and coarse grind into a fine powder. Add 3 tbsp water and blend into a smooth paste. Set aside for use later.
– Slice the green chillies and chop the coriander leaves for garnish.
– For tomato purée/paste, use readymade tomato purée available in stores. If not available, blend 2 medium red ripe tomatoes into a paste and use that instead.
– Dry roast the Kasuri Methi (dried Fenugreek leaves) and crush it into a coarse powder with your hand.

Process:

– Heat oil in a wok or kadhai and add the grated onion. Fry on medium heat for 4-5 mins till the colour changes. Add the ginger garlic paste, mix and continue to fry on low to medium heat for 2-3 mins.
– Now add the marinated chicken, mix and fry on high heat for 1-2 mins till the colour changes to white and slightly browned.
– Add all the spice powders other than Garam Masala Powder and Kasuri Methi, mix and fry on medium heat for 3-4 mins.
– Now add the readymade tomato purée, give a mix and fry on medium to low heat for 3-4 mins till it’s cooked and oil separates.
– Now add the cashew paste and whisked curd/yogurt, mix it well and cook on low heat for 2 mins till oil separates.
– Now add 150 ml water and sliced green chillies, give a stir and cover & cook on low heat for 15 mins till the chicken is cooked and oil separates.
– Add the garam masala powder and crushed Kasuri Methi (Fenugreek leaves), give a mix and simmer on low heat for 2-3 mins.
– Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.

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