Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Murgir Jhol Bata Masala Diye ( Chicken Curry With Ground Masala)

Murgir Jhol Bata Masala Diye ( Chicken Curry With Ground Masala)

What to cook for dinner??? .... I suddenly recollected my childhood visits to my Grandma 's home and my Aunty's home in Kolkatta every summers and the aroma of authentic Bengali food been cooked... The masalas been grounded on Shil Bata. I loved the whole process of the masala been made on the Shil Bata.  As I grew up and got married I lost touch with Kolkata. My last visit to Kolkata was few years back to my Grandma's place and my Aunty's place.. But everything seems to have changed...  Shil Bata was not to be seen in the kitchen. So in memory of Shil Bata is my following recipe...
Murgir Jhol Bata Masala Diye ( Chicken Curry With Ground Masala)
Ingredients
1 kg Chicken cleaned and cut in to pieces
2 large Potatoes Cut into big pieces
2 Onion paste
2 tomato paste
2 Green Chillies slit    
1 tbsp Coriander seeds paste
1 tbsp Cumin seed paste
1 tsp Turmeric paste
1 to 2 tsp Whole Red chilli paste
1 tsp Whole Garam Masala paste ( 2 cardamom, 1 cinnamon, 4 cloves, 4 pepper corn)
1 tbsp Garlic paste
1/2 tbsp Ginger paste
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
2 Bay leaves
3 tbsp Mustard Oil
Salt to taste
1 tsp Sugar
Method
Marinate the chicken with 1/2 the onion paste, 1/2 the tomato paste, coriander paste, cumin paste, salt to taste, ginger paste, garlic paste, chilli paste, 1/2 tsp garam masala paste , turmeric paste and 1 tbsp oil. Keep the chicken for a hour.
Take oil in a pan. Add oil. Let it heat. Fry the potato pieces and keep it aside. In the same oil add cumin seeds, bay leaves and slit chillies. Sauté it for few seconds. Add the remaining onion paste and tomatoe paste. Add sugar and sauté it for 5 to 7 minutes till the onions are browned. Add the marinated chicken and cook it for 10 to 15 minutes. Add the potatoes and 4 cups of water, cover the pan and cook the chicken till tender and potatoes have cooked. Serve with hot rice.