Chicken in Poppy Seed Gravy

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • Chicken thigh - 4 pieces
  • Onion, medium sized - 2
  • Tomato, big - 2
  • Curry leaves - a few
  • Red chilli powder - 1.5 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds, Urad dal and Channa dal - 1/2 tsp each
  • To grind: Poppy seeds - 1.5 tsp
  • Clove - 4
  • Cinnamon - 1 small piece
  • Garlic - 6
  • Ginger - 1" piece

How to Make Chicken in Poppy Seed Gravy

  • Clean the chicken and cut into medium-sized pieces.
  • Pressure-cook the chicken with water and a little oil. Cook for 2 whistles and keep aside.
  • Grind the poppy seeds, cloves, cinnamon, garlic and ginger into a fine paste.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai. Add mustard seeds, channa dal and urad dal.
  • When the seeds splutter, add curry leaves, onions and fry until brown.
  • Add the finely chopped tomatoes and fry well until the oil separates.
  • Add the boiled chicken with water, chilli powder, salt and the ground paste.
  • Cook until the gravy thickens and the oil separates.