Monday, 19 September 2016

Chicken Bhuna


    • This is a Bangladeshi Style Chicken Bhuna, which means Chicken stirred and cooked in Masala Curry. It is a semi dry dish. Since it is a Bangladeshi dish, Mustard oil is used which gives a pungent flavour to the dish. It is eaten with Paratha or Bread and Salad. 

    • Ingredients 
    • 750 grams Chicken pieces 
    • 1 tbsp fried Onion 
    • 1 medium size Onion finely sliced 
    • 1 medium size Tomato sliced 
    • 1 tbsp Garlic - Ginger and Chilli paste 
    • Few Coriander leaves chopped for garnishing 
    • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder 
    • 1/2 tsp Chilli powder 
    • 1/2 tsp Cumin powder 
    • 1/2 tsp Coriander powder 
    • 1/2 tsp  Pepper powder 
    • 1/2 tsp  Garam Masala powder 
    • 1/2 tsp Sugar 
    • Salt to taste
    • Bay leaf 
    • 1 stick Cinnamon 
    • 1 small stick Cardamom 
    • 2 Cloves 
    • 3 to 4 Pepper corn 
    • 1/4 cup Curd 
    • 1/4 cup Water 
    • 3 tbsp Mustard oil 
    • 1 tbsp Ghee 

    Method
    Heat oil in a wok till the smoking point. Lower the heat. Add bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and pepper corn. Sauté it till it crackles. Add the sliced onion, saute it till light brown in colour. Add the garlic - ginger and chilli paste. Sauté it for a minute. Add the chicken and stir fry it till light brown in colour. Add the curd, cumin powder , coriander powder, turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala powder and pepper powder. Stir, cover and cook till for 2 minutes or till the oil starts to separate from the chicken. Add the sliced tomato, salt and sugar. Stir and add water. Cover, cook till the chicken is cooked and the water dries up a bit. Drizzle ghee from top. Garnish it with fried onions and coriander leaves.  Serve it hot with bread or paratha and salad.