Traditional chicken curry cooked in most Andhra homes is very simple. Button onions (sambar onions or shallots) are generally used in cooking non-vegetarian dishes which are better tasting than the normal onions and have a mild sweet flavor. You can use the normal onions too. This chicken recipe is a basic chicken curry. Simple, easy and tasty!
1/2 kg chicken ,cleaned and cut into medium sized pieces
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 cup button onions/sambar onions (peeled)
whole spices (3 elachi, 2″dalchini, 6 cloves,one star anise)
2 cups of water
chopped coriander leaves for garnish
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
5-6 dry red chillis
1 tsp saunf (fennel seeds)
2 elachi (green cardamom)
4 lavanga (cloves)
2″ dalchini (cinnamon)
Grind the button onions coarsely. Remove and keep aside.
Dry roast dry red chillis, coriander seeds, cumin, elachi, dalchini, cloves, saunf and make a paste adding some water.
Heat 3 tbsps of oil in a skillet and add whole spices. Now add the coarsely ground onions and fry till brown. Approx 7 mts.
Add ginger garlic paste and chicken and fry for 7 minutes.
Now add the ground paste and salt and mix well.
Cover and cook till oil separates.
Now add 2 cups of water and cook till done.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Serve with rice or rotis.