This is the simplest recipe I found on youtube. It is so easy; no chopping and no time consuming prepping! It is also great for people who suffer from Crohn’s. It is one of the few indian recipes that do not include onion and tomatoes. I recently came across a friend who has Crohn’s disease. She also writes a blog Chronically Driven where she shares her views and experiences.
It is also great for people who want a low carb meal. Since it does not contain onions and tomatoes, its a massive cut down on carbs. Instead of having it with roti or rice add it to your salad to add a bit of Indian spice!
What you need:
- Whole dry red chillies- 6-8
- Garlic – 5-7 cloves
- Garam Masala Powder
- Yoghurt 1/2 cup
- Curry Leaves (optional)
- Green Chillies (optional)
First boil the red chillies in little water so that they swell up and become soft. You can even soak them in hot water, boiling is just faster. Grind it with garlic and garam masala.
Add yoghurt to the ground mixture. And Marinate the chicken with this mixture. Marinate it for at least two hours. If possible marinate it overnight in the fridge. If you decide to marinate it for two hours, do not keep in the fridge.
Time to cook! Heat some oil in a pan. For dishes like this its best to use a pan that has a relatively bigger surface area. I have used Mustard oil here, but you could use any other oil. If you use mustard oil, make sure it is smoking hot before you add anything to it, otherwise it gives the dish a very strong smell, which I personally do not like.
Now add the chicken to the oil. And let it cook covered on high flame for about ten minutes. Keep stirring in between. Then cook it in low flame for another 20 minutes.
Half way through if you like, you can add green chillies and curry leaves. As I said earlier I love the flavour of curry leaves so I like to add it at this stage, but you could always skip it. I have used mild Kashmiri red chillies, that is why I like to add green chillies here. It is not necessary. Depending on how hot you like your chicken you can chose which red chilli you want to use and whether you want to add green chillies or not. Don’t forget to keep stirring. And if you feel its sticking to much at the bottom, just add very little water and scrap the masala at the bottom.
Cook it till it leaves oil and looks like this. Serve and enjoy!