Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Murg Patiala/ Chicken Patiala

As the name suggest this recipe has definitely some royal look and feel to it. This recipe makes a simple lean chicken breast to an exotic main course dish. It is a sure shot recipe for any get together or party. Bookmark this recipe today and perk up your weekend dinner/ lunch in a royal way.


Chicken breast:                     400 grams (cut in 2 inches cubes or strips)
Oil:                                        3 tablespoon
Cumin seed:                           1 tsp
Onion:                                   4 medium (sliced)
Tomato:                                 2 large(chopped in cubes)
Ginger garlic paste:                 2 tablespoon
Red chilli powder:                  1 teaspoon
Coriander powder:                 1 tablespoon
Turmeric powder:                   1/2 teaspoon
Cashew Nut paste:                 1/4 cup
Dried fenugreek leaves:          1/2 teaspoon (dry roasted and powdered)
Green cardamom powder:      1/4 teaspoon
Garam masala:                        1/2 teaspoon
Cream:                                   1/2 cup
Salt to taste


1) Heat some oil in a pan. Add cumin seed; add onion when the seed are bit brown. Sauté onion till it is golden and fragrant.
2) Add ginger garlic paste and sauté. Add chopped tomato and cook till it turns pulpy.
3) Add red chilli, turmeric, coriander and salt. Mix well
4) Cook it for another 2-3 minutes; put it in a blender once cooled. Heat the same pan and add the onion tomato paste with cashew nut paste. Mix well.
5) Cut the chicken breast and add it to the pan, cook it covered for 4 minutes.
6) Add fenugreek powder, cardamom powder, garam masala powder and cream. Cook till chicken is done.
7) Serve with hot chapatti or naan.


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