November 23, 2008

Gongura Chicken - Chicken cooked in red sorrel leaves

Hi friends, after a loooooooooooooooooong break, coming back with a delicious non veg dish called "Gongura Chicken". This is a traditional dish, which includes spicy and sour tastes. Honestly, this is one favourite dish of andhra people. Now come to the recipe...

Gongura Chicken Recipe
Preparation : 30 mts
Serves : 5 persons
Cuisine : Andhra

 1 kg chicken, washed and drained
 4 medium sized onions, finely chopped
 few fresh curry leaves
 4 tbsp oil
 1 tsp fresh garam masala powder
 salt to taste
To Marinade:
 1 cup curd
 1 1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
 1 tbsp red chilli powder
To make paste:
1/4 cup water
 2 cups fresh red sorrel leaves
 3 green chillies (adjust)
 1 bunch fresh coriander leaves (optional)
 1/2 bunch fresh mint leaves (optional)

Garam Masala Powder:
 4 cloves
 1 1/2" cinnamon
 3 cardamoms
 3 tbsp coriander seeds

1. Marinade chicken pieces in curd, turmeric pwd, red chilli pwd and ginger garlic paste and keep aside for half an hour.

2. Lightly dry roast the spices under 'garam masala powder' for 4 mts and let them cool. Grind them to fine powder, keep aside.

3. Boil the water, add fresh red sorrel leaves, coriander leaves, green chillies and mint leaves. Cook them for 3 mts and let them cool. Grind them into a fine paste and keep aside.

4. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel, add finely chopped onions, curry leaves and saute till light golden color on medium heat.

5. Add marinade chicken, mix well, covered, cook on high heat for 5 mts. Reduce heat and cook for another 20 mts or till chicken more than half cooked.

6. Now time to add sorrel leaves paste and combine well. Place the lid and cook till chicken has turned soft and paste should mix well with chicken pieces.

7. Finally add salt and fresh garam masala pwd, mix well, cook more 5 mts and turn off the heat.

8. Serve hot with white rice or chapatis.

Note: 1. You can use red sorrel leaves directly instead of making paste. Then make slits on green chillies and use them directly.

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