Monday, March 22, 2010

Garam Masala Chicken

I received a big bag of Indian Spices as a housewarming gift from our good friends, Sammy and Lauren. I couldn't wait to try and cook my favorite Indian dishes from scratch!!! Here is my first try which turned out pretty good. I found a very basic recipe online and made a few changes but it was still very good.

1 lb breast of chicken chopped in cubes
1 large onion sliced thin
2 large tomatoes diced
2 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
1 tablespoon ginger powder
2 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
2 teaspoon garam masala powder
5 teaspoon vegetable oil

Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onions till golden brown. Add the tomatoes, garlic and ginger and fry for about 5 minutes. Now add all the other spices and mix well. Add the chicken and cook until brown in medium heat to avoid burning. Add 1 1/2 cup of hot water to the chicken, simmer and cover. Cook till the chicken is tender. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve with Naans (Indian flatbread) or plain boiled rice. Enjoy!

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