Andy's murgh kurma (chicken curry)

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
4 Green cardamon pods (up to 8)
2 pounds Chicken
1 cup Plain yogurt
6 Cloves, whole (up to 8)
1 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Turmeric
1 medium Onion
6 Szechuan peppercorns (up to 8)
4 tablespoons Vegetable oil
2 Bay leaves
5 Garlic cloves (or less, to taste)
¼ teaspoon Ginger root
1 teaspoon Black pepper
¼ cup Tomato puree
1 cup Water

Thoroughly clean the chicken pieces, then marinate with yogurt and salt for 1 hour.

Meanwhile, prepare the spices. Chop the garlic and ginger, then add black pepper to this mixture. Set aside in a small bowl.

Near the end of the hour of marinating, melt the shortening in a coverable skillet (woks will do). Chop the onion and brown in the skillet for about 10 minutes.

After the onions are ready, add the garlic/ginger/pepper mixture. Let simmer for approximately 5 minutes, then add the chicken. Let the chicken simmer for approximately 30 minutes or until cooked.

Add the cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon, turmeric and bay leaves. Leave them whole. Simmer for 5 minutes. Finally, add the tomato puree and water to the mixture and cook until the mixture has thickened. Serve with rice and chapati.

NOTES:

* A simple chicken curry.

: Difficulty: moderate.

: Time: 1 hour marinating, 15 minutes preparation, 1 hour cooking.

: Precision: approximate measurement OK.

: Andy House

: Software Engineering Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, USA : ahouse@...

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