A generous quantity of Ajwain gives a distinct flavor to this quick preparation.
non vegetarian 4 servings
8 Chicken pieces (thighs and drumsticks)
½ cup Yogurt (Dahi)
2 tsp. Carom seeds (Ajwain)
1 tbsp Ginger-garlic paste
½ tbsp crushed red chilies
½ cup Cream
Salt to taste
3 tbsp. Vegetable Oil
½ cup fresh Cilantro (Dhania)
Marinate chicken pieces with yogurt, carom seeds, ginger garlic paste, red chilies and salt for half hour
Heat oil in a thick pan and add chicken pieces. Do not add the the extra marinade
Cook chicken until it turns brown and all juices are absorbed. Keep moving it to ensure even browning.
Lower the heat and add the rest of the marinade
Add ½ cup of water, cover and cook on low heat until the chicken turns tender.
Add cream and chopped cilantro. Continue frying this until chicken is dry and well coated. Serve hot.
Depending on the kind of chicken, the cooking time can vary. You can omit water in step 5 altogether if the kind of chicken you have cooks easily. Using thigh and drumstick will not make the meat hard when overcooked.