Ok we get it, you are always in a rush or just wanted to make something super simple yet delicious. Well we got you. Just with a few regular kitchen items, chicken and 'The one curry' masala blend you can make this curry in 40 minutes.
Note if you like potatoes in your chicken curry add 1 chopped potato(100 g) just before adding chicken in the recipe.
Serves - 4
Divide the proportion/2 for serving 2
Spice level - Mild
tsp - Tea spoon
tbsp - Table spoon
Chicken sliced in small pieces (we recommend legs)
Usually about 2 full legs. If using breasts make stir fry cuts
Onion fine chopped
Usually 2 medium sized
Tomato chopped or puree
Usually 1 1/2
The one curry
1 1/2 tbsp
usually 6 cloves
about the 2 inches
Oil (we love coconut oil)
Fresh Cilantro (optional)
Cooking cream or Coconut cream
1/4 cup. 1/2 if coconut milk
Let's use our good old BMMS method for the curry. So follow in below order step by step
Step 1: The Base (5 mins)
Take a curved or flat bottomed pot and bring it to a medium flame and add 50 ml oil of your choice.
Add chopped onion and sauté till it turns gold brown
Add the crushed/grated ginger and garlic and sauté for a 30-60 sec till sense the raw smell go away
Add all the tomatoes/puree give it a bit of stir for a minute
Step 2: The Masala (5 mins)
Add 1 1/2 tbsp of 'The One Curry' masala
Add 1/2 tbsp salt .Give it a good mix
Add a little bit of water to avoid burning
Keep sautéing till the entire mixture turns nice and soft for about 2-3 mins
Tomato Test: You should now see the tomatoes completely turned soft and mushy
Step 3: The Main (5 mins)
Add all the chicken and give it all an awesome mix so the chicken gets coated well.
Add water. The quantity of water you add should level with the entire mix at this point
Salt and heat Test: Do a final salt and heat test and add salt or black pepper(about 1 tsp if you like some heat) as per your liking.
Bring the flame to high and let it come to a nice boil.
If you have lemon just give the mixture one tiny squeeze if not that's ok too.
Step 4: The Simmering (25 mins)
As soon as you see entire gravy boiling close the pot with the lid and reduce the flame to simmer(between medium and sim) for 20-25 mins. Give it a couple of stirs in between the 20 mins to make sure the bottom doesn't burn and put the lid back on.
Bring to a high flame and boil it for 5-7 more mins till the water reduces to 60% of its initial level and the gravy gets a bit thick.
Add a spoon of butter (optional)
Add chopped Cilantro and let it boil for 1 minute
Traditionally the curry is served here. But you can proceed below if you like it a bit creamy. Both are delicious in its own way.
Add 50 ml of table cream(18%) or 30 ml of half and half(35%) or coconut cream and let it boil for another 2-3 mins enjoy. (You can increase or decrease as per your liking).