Chicken in Pickling Spices


Chicken - 500 grams medium size pieces
1 big onion chopped finely
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tbsp garlic paste
1 big tomato chopped finely
1 cup beaten curd
1 green chili chopped

1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chili powder


To be dry roasted and ground to a fine powder
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp aniseeds
1 dry red chili (add more to make it more spicy)
2-3 cloves
2-3 green cardamom
2-3 whole black pepper
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
1 tsp coriander seeds

salt to taste
1 tbsp punjabi mango pickle paste
2 tbsp mustard oil

To cook:

Heat oil in a pan till it reaches smoking point.
Reduce flame and add the ground spices.
Add chopped chilies,onions, ginger garlic paste and cook till it turns brown
Add chopped tomatoes and cook till it leaves oil on sides of pan.
Add turmeric powder, chili powder and chicken pieces.
Mix till chicken is well coated.
Add beaten curd and salt to taste.
Cover and cook till chicken is cooked and you have the desired consistency of the gravy.
Add punjbi mango pickle paste and cook for 2 minutes more.
Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves and serve with rice or roti.


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