Monday, 13 August 2012

Madras Chicken..

Madras Chicken & Fragrant Rice

Madras Curry Powder
You'll find various blends on the net. The idea to this one was given to me by a lady in the UAE, in a clinic waiting room :) II've done a lot of trial and error with it and finally believe that I have the perfect combination, Alhamdolillah. It gives me the tastiest chicken I have yet eaten. Give it a try. Great for all chicken dishes and for cutless too :)

1 cup whole dhania
1/2 cup while zeera
1/4 cup each saunf and red chili
2 tblsp each black peppercons and methi dana
1 tblsp haldi
A handful curry leaves

Dry roast all except haldi.
Grind, store airtight

Now u'll certainly find recipes of this everywhere on the net.. its a tasty thing :) But InshaAllah u'll love this one.. give it a try :)

1 kilo boneless chicken
1 medium sized onion
400 gms tomato sauce
1 tblsp GG
3 green cardamons
2 cloves
salt to taste
1/4 cup milk
2 to 3 tblsp Madras Curry Powder

Cut the chicken in not-too thin strips
Heat the ghee and add the cardamon and cloves to it.
As soon as they splutter, add the finely chopped onion
Once the onion is nice and brown, add chicken and the milk
Let it cook on medium high flame, adding GG and stirring
Once the chicken looks done and the milk is all gone, add the curry powder and sallt
Stir till all is mixed in well
Add the tomato sauce and cook it up, on low heat, covered. Till the sauce is as thick as you want it
Add some water if it looks too dry - but this dish should have a slight gravy only. Nothing thin shorba type.

Once its as thick as you want, remove from heat.

Serve with white rice that u have boiled with a 1 inch stick of cinnamon, 1 star anise (badan khatai) and 2 sprigs of podina.

I've written 2 to 3 - its a taste matter. This powder is very intense. Im used 2 and half. And found it perfect. If you like your food hotter, then add some extra red chili powder to get the taste you want. . thats a personal choice. I just used this and salt.. Alhamdolillah. .very fragrant and very tasty .. give it a try :)


  1. aoa baji, by red chilli u mean powder or whole red chillies, i dont have the whole variety so can i just add the powder to this mixture at the end...and is methi dana , fenugreek seeds?

  2. W's. So sorry for the late answer my dear. Well you could but it would be best if you use the whole seeds. And yes thats fenugreek seeds.


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