I always loved rustic way of cooking . It’s all about simplicity but with lots of flavor !! My today’s post is about Bangladeshi chicken curry , cooked in rustic way !! In this type of cooking there is no overmuchness or aggravation of spices , only few whole spices- that’s what makes the curry so aromatic and flavorful. The other condiments and spices are in paste form or pounded.
More than 1.5 kg chicken ( almost quarter to 2 kg)
1 and 1/2 cup of onion paste
2 tbl spoon ginger paste ( heaped)
1 tbl spoon garlic paste
1/2 tbl spoon finely sliced ginger
2 or 3 garlic cloves , pounded
1 tbl spoon chili powder
1 tea spoon ( heaped) turmeric powder
1 tea spoon coriander powder
8 green cardamoms
1 stick of 3″ long cinnamon
10-12 black pepper
2 bay leaves
1 tea spoon dry roasted cumin powder
Salt to taste
Potatoes 2 or 3 cut in big cubes
1. Take a pot in which you are going to cook the chicken . Take the chicken in that pot .Mix all the ingredients with chicken except cumin powder and potatoes . Add little water.
2. Cook the chicken on medium-low flame with lid on . The chicken will release water too . If you see the chicken is not done , but the gravy is drying out , you may add water little by little too . When the chicken is half done add the potatoes . You may add little water , if you wish .
3. When done , tuen on the stove . Sprinkle the dry roasted cumin powder and put the lid on . Keep it on warm stove until you serve . It will help to separate oil nicely giving it a tempting look .
Enjoy with plain rice or even roti , pulao .