1/2 kg Bone/boneless chicken
2 Onions (finely chopped)
8-10 Green Chillies - Grind into fine Paste ( Use chillies according to your heat tolerance level)
1 tbsp Ginger paste & Garlic paste
1 tbsp Black Pepper powder
1/2 tbsp Turmeric powder
1 Gram masala powder
Few Curry leaves
2 tbsp Lemon juice (optional)
Salt to taste
8 tbsp Oil
For Preparing Roasted and Ground Masala
1 tbsp Cumin seeds (zeera)
1 tbsp Mustard seeds (rai)
Coriander leaves (finely chopped)
chopped Mint leaves (finely chopped)
Clean and wash the chicken pieces & drain thoroughly.
In a non-stick saucepan/Khadhai at medium heat, Dry Roast cumin seeds, mustard seeds, one by one separately/ altogether for 1 minute-or till slightly darker in colour and then grind to a fine smooth paste keep aside.
In a large non-stick saucepan/Khadhai add oil at medium heat, add onions & fry till they change colour and add ginger and garlic pastes, fry for 1 minute immediately add 4-5 small green chillies and few curry leaves and Let it splutter and fry then after a few minutes add the roasted ground masala powder stir for few seconds then Add the chicken and green chilli paste,
turmeric powder lemon and Garam masala powder mix well, without adding too much of water,until the chicken is tender.
After the chicken is tender,Add little water if needed, stir it.
Then leave it for low heat till the thin layer of oil appears on the bottom surface .
Add salt to taste,Do not cook on a high heat,simmer heat and add the coriander leaves & mint leaves cover.
Remove from the heat.
Serve hot with khatti-dal,Parathas..