Sunday, January 17, 2016

Chicken ka Salan (Chicken curry)


Today I'm going to share a secret with you so please keep it to you(shh) ,cooking was never a big passion for me until i got married and mind you i had an excuse i got married when i was "eighteen"!!!so no experience literally. So here I was a newbie cook(by the way i loved baking but desi homes don't run on baking lol)  and in a foreign country living with desi food fan,with no help in sight except the one and only "Shan" masala's just imagine oh wow Alhamdulilah that time also passed but slowly i realized, that there's more to it I can create food specially desi food by grinding up spices and as long as i know the right ratio with lots of hits and misses i learned a lot. Still i depend on some ready made spice for some dishes but slowly and steadily I'm learning.At this moment i would love to give credits to my mom,my late mother-in-law,sisters and Skype (ever since Skype, communication has been changed from here to anywhere)
Oh by the way i have  learned a lot from blogs and videos also!!So i want to give back what i have learned so a newbie like me would benefit from it in sha Allah!!
Here is a recipe of simple Chicken Salan that can be useful for everyday cooking.You can add potatoes to it also would taste great, today I'm sharing  the recipe without it.

Chicken Ka Salan


Chicken 1 whole cut into medium sized pieces
Onion  1/2 medium sliced
Onion 2 medium ground
Bay leaf 2
Cloves   6
Black pepper whole 6
Black cardamom  1
Cinnamon   1/4 inch stick
Green cardamom 2
Coriander powder 2 tsp
Cumin powder 2 tsp
Red chili powder  1 tsp
Salt to taste
Garlic paste 1 tbsp
Ginger paster 1 tbsp
Oil 3-4 tbsp


Heat Oil in big wok or Karahi and fry whole garam masala or spice until fragrant ,then add sliced onion and fry until golden brown

then add chicken pieces and fry on high heat until they change color

Now add garlic and ginger paste and fry for few more minutes

then add Salt,chili powder,coriander powder and cumin powder,cook on high for 2-3 minutes

Now add ground onion and cook on high until oil seperates,add 1/2-1 cup water

After this you can add pieces of peeled Potatoes if desired.

Bring to boil and simmer on low heat until chicken is tender and oil is seperated from the gravy and gravy is thickened

Serve with Naan or vegetable pulao and enjoy!!!