Chicken Tawa Masala


    250 gms chicken boneless – cut into small cubes or thin strips
    1 large onion – finely chopped
    1 capsicum – finely chopped
    3 medium tomatoes – pureed
    1/2 cup yogurt – beaten
    1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
    2-3 green chillies – finely chopped
    1 tsp cumin seeds
    1/2 tsp carom seeds/ajwain
    1 tsp coriander powder/dhania powder
    1 tsp cumin powder
    2  tsp red chilli powder/lal mirch powder
    1 tsp turmeric powder/haldi
    1 tsp garam masala powder
    2 tbsp crushed kasuri methi/dry fenugreek leaves
    Juice of half a lime
    Salt as required
    Chopped coriander leaves and mint for garnishing
    2 tbsp butter
    2-3 tbsp oil


    Take chicken in a mixing bowl. Add 1 tsp chilli powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder,salt and little kasuri methi, mix well and leave it to marinate for 30-40 minutes.
    Heat butter on a tawa/skillet, when it melts add marinated chicken and saute it well for 6-8 minutes. Remove and keep aside.
    To the same tawa add oil and heat it. Add cumin and carom seeds. When they splutter add chopped onions and saute till they turn golden.
    Add ginger garlic paste, green chillies, chopped capsicum and stir well and cook it for 2-3 minutes.
    Now add red chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, yogurt and salt, stir it and cook for a minute.
    Now add tomato puree and cook it further stirring in between till the tomato puree is cooked enough. This may take around 4-5 minutes.
    Now mix fried chicken and saute it well for another 5-6 minutes. Sprinkle garam masala powder, lemon juice and kasuri methi and stir well. Saute for another 2 minutes.
    Serve hot garnished with fresh coriander and mint leaves.


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