Chicken Ghee Roast (Nei Kozhi Varuval)
Making Sunday a stress free happy day is a mission on its own for everyone...Dont burden yourself with heavy cooking just try my simple ghee roast recipe and serve with bread I bet every bit of roasted masala will be moped and you dont even have to clean the dishes....just kiddin...:P
Do watch my recipe video...Enjoy...:)
Warning this recipe is not for the faint hearted its spicy and yum to the core...
Lets start with marinating the chicken first and fore most. I've used 1/2 kilo of chicken for this recipe...wash and pat dry the chicken gash the chicken to penetrate the marinate add the chicken to a mixing bowl now start adding the following ingredients 1/2 cup yogurt, 1 tbsp chilly powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tbsp ginger and garlic paste, 1 tbsp coriander powder. 1/2 tsp pepper powder and half lime juice mix and massage the chicken cover and leave it alone on the counter top till you prepare the ground masala paste...
Take a lime size tamarind ball soak it in hot water. Heat a fry pan on medium flame add 1 tsp ghee to the pan and add 1 tbsp fennel seeds, 1/2 tsp pepper corns, 1/4 tsp of cumin seeds, 6 seeds of fenugreek, 1 inch stick of cinnamon, 4 cloves, 15 pods of garlic and 1 inch ginger fry a bit add 2 tbsp of whole coriander seeds, 4 to 5 kashmiri chillies and 5 guntur chillies fry a bit add 1 cup water and bring to a boil this will soften the chillies a bit cook until water is reduced and chillies are soften.
Remove the chilly mixture from flame and allow to cool add to a mixer jar with half the soaked tamarind and grind to a smooth paste reserve the paste until use.
Heat a heavy bottom wok or pressure pan add the marinated chicken do not waste the marination use it all add water and salt cover and cook till the chicken is almost done.
Heat a heavy bottom wok with 5 tbsp ghee add the prepared masala fry a bit do not waste any of this masala wash down the mixer jar with 1/2 cup water and add to the wok fry and simmer the masala a bit then add the almost cooked chicken to the masala add salt and check for sour content add tamarind pulp if needed toss and coat the chicken with masala place it on medium flame and fry till ghee surfaces and the chicken should be well cooked once its done serve hot with bread or dosa...enjoy...:)