Spicy Chicken in Onion Paste

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Total Time:
2 hours
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 kg - Chicken pieces (medium)
  • 2 - large onions
  • 1 cup - Water
  • 1/2 cup - Oil
  • For Chicken Marination:
  • 1 cup - Curds
  • 1 tsp - Lime Juice
  • salt according to taste
  • 1.5 tsp - chilli powder
  • 2 tsp - Coriander powder
  • 3/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp - Garam Masala
  • 1/2 cup - Chopped Coriander leaves
  • 2 tbsp - Chopped Mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp - Ginger Garlic paste
  • For Onion Paste:
  • 2 - large Red Onions,
  • 2 to 3 - Bay leaves,
  • 3 to 4 - Cardamoms

How to Make Spicy Chicken in Onion Paste

  • Marination:
  • Wash the chicken (cut into small size or medium size), slit it with a knife or just make holes into the chicken pieces with the help of fork, so that the marinate goes into the flesh.
  • Now take a big dish, put the washed chicken, all the above ingredients, mix well and set aside for 1 hour at least.
  • For the paste:
  • Slice the onions into rounds, boil in just enough of water for the onions to get submerged along with bay leaves and cardamoms.
  • Let it boil till the onions colour changes to slight transparent.
  • Take out excess water, let it cool and blend into thin paste in a blender.
  • Take a heavy bottom non-stick dish, heat oil add one or 2 small bay leaves, 2 cloves, 1 cardamom, 2 to 3 cinnamon sticks.
  • Stir for 1 minute and then add the onion paste.
  • Keep stirring for a minute or so and then add 1/2 tsp ginger-garlic paste.
  • Add a pinch of salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and then stir.
  • Let the onion cook till the oil separates, say around 3-4 mins on medium flame.
  • When the oil separates from the onions, add the marinated chicken and stir for some time.
  • Let it cook for 10-15 mins, keep on stirring in between. When the chicken is 3/4th cooked, add a cup of water (optional: if you want a bit of gravy otherwise no need of adding water).
  • Stir for sometime and check for the salt. When the chicken is cooked take it out off the flame.
  • Garnish with coriander and serve.