Chicken – ½ kg
Onion – 1(finely chopped)
Medium size Tomatoes – 2 (finely chopped)
Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp
Coriander Powder – 1 tbsp
Chilly Powder – ½ tbsp
Pepper Powder – 2 tbsp
Cloves – 4
Cardamom – 4
Aniseeds – 1 or 2 tbsp
Bay Leaf – 2
Cinnamon - 2
Salt – to taste
Wash and clean the chicken and cut it into cubes and keep it aside.
Heat a tbsp of oil in a pan and add onions and tomatoes and sauté it well. Let this mixture cool a while and then grind it to a smooth paste.
Heat 5 tbsp of oil in a pressure cooker and sauté it with cloves, cinnamon, aniseeds, bay leaves and cardamom. Add grinded paste and ginger garlic paste to it and stir fry until the raw smell leaves off. Now add turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilli powder and pepper powder and stir fry it well. Now add the chicken pieces to it with required amount of water and salt and close the lid of the cooker. Let it cook until the chicken is well cooked.
Open the lid of the cooker once the pressure is released and let it cooker in simmer flame until the gravy becomes thick and the masala is coated on the chicken well. Spicy Chicken curry is ready to serve.
Side Dish: It sounds great with rice, dosa, chapatis and Naan