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Course Dinner
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 853kcal

Ingredients

The Chicken

  • 2.5 lb chicken thighs boneless, skinless, rough chop into 2" pieces
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp salt

The Masala

  • 1 bushel cilantro rough choppped, loosely packed
  • 10-14 green chillies rough chopped, remove seeds for less heat
  • 10 large garlic clove
  • 3 in ginger peeled, cut into 2" and 1" pieces
  • 8 cloves
  • 16 peppercorns
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 4 tsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1.5 tbsp lime juice or a small ball of tamarind

To Serve (optional)

  • 1 cup basmati rice dry, cooked to package direction

Instructions

The Chicken

  • add the chicken thighs to a large mixing bowl and thoroughly massage on the ginger garlic and lemon juice, seal and set aside to marinate at least 30 minutes

The Masala

  • Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth, adding up to 1/4 cup water as needed to achieve a thin paste consistency

Cooking

  • before cooking the chicken, ensure it's at room temperature after marinating
  • coat the bottom of a large pot with vegetable oil and bring to medium high heat
  • add the chicken and all its marinade to the pot and cook until all pieces golden brown on all sides, and the meat begins releasing its water and oils, 15-20 minutes
  • fold in the masala and cook on medium, covered, around 20 minutes
  • Uncover and continue cooking until the masala reduces and begins to dry up, then rehydrate with 1/4 - 1/2 cup of water so the masala forms a thick gravy consistency. Bring to a simmer, salt to taste, then remove from heat

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
Calories
853
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
49
g
75
%
Saturated Fat
 
13
g
81
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
11
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
20
g
Cholesterol
 
278
mg
93
%
Sodium
 
1764
mg
77
%
Potassium
 
733
mg
21
%
Carbohydrates
 
49
g
16
%
Fiber
 
6
g
25
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
50
g
100
%
Calcium
 
96
mg
10
%
Vitamin C
 
19
mg
23
%
Vitamin A
 
257
IU
5
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.