To escape from Delhi heat we planned weekend break to Lansdowne ,a small cleaned town in Uttrakhand .A place to enjoy the nature with delicious food 🙂 The traditional cuisine there are simple to prepare and at the same time appealing to the palate. After the morning delicious breakfast ,I asked the cook to prepare something traditional.It was friday and crowd was little less.As soon as he agreed ,i put another condition.Guess What?? I wanted to cook myself with his help .He agreed to that 🙂 !! It was quite enjoyable for me to cook on holiday and the result was toothsome. The very next day we went on 8 km trekking in the jungle to Dhora village and spent a good time with Garhwali people. That beautiful stone house and a blue door was my point of attraction.
Well i have prepared that dish again today at home and thought of sharing this recipe with you all.Hope you will enjoy it.
Marinade chicken with turmeric and one tablespoon oil for at least an hour.
Now on a tawa dry roast the ingredients listed above from 4 to 10.It will take 2-3 minute and you can smell that aroma.
Cool down the mixture and make a fine green paste adding fresh coriander leaves.Use 2 tsp water to grind it smoothly.
Now heat a pan and add 2 tablespoon oil. Add red chilies, cardamom and cassia stick.Now add onion julienne and fry on high flame till it became light brown color.Mix chopped tomatoes and cook on medium flame until those are tender for around 2-3 minute.
Add the green paste and mix well.Add chicken and cook on high flame.Stir continuously for around 5-7 minute until the chicken are coated with green masala. This process is called "Bhuno".Sprinkle little water in-between if needed.Add salt as per taste.
Add water and cook on a medium flame covering the lid.It will take around 10 minutes to cook.Serve hot with steam rice. 🙂
Link to the recipe http://ladysphinger.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/garhwali-style-chicken-curry/