Friday, November 13, 2015

Hara Bhara Chicken

The weekend is here, finally! And after all the Diwali madness, it is time for some comfort food. Now don't get me wrong. As far as food goes, it is all comfort to me! But right now I feel like some warm brothy chicken with a no fuss attitude and tankards of taste. Light on the masala and heavy on flavour. The kind of soul chicken that you can dip a  couple of slice of bread in (if you are me), or drown your rice in (if you are hubby). The kind of Chicken, that on a nippy November evening reminds you of a warm fireplace and home. Oh, and the kind of chicken that does not require me spending hours chopping, frying, cleaning!
Now this chicken doesn't look the lurid green required of a hara bhara, but there are some greens in there I promise!

Chicken                      1 kg
Coriander                    1 bunch
Green Chillies             7
Cloves                         4
Black Cardamom        3
Ginger                         1 inch
Garlic                          5 cloves
Mustard oil                 4 tablespoons 
Curds                          2 cups
Kasuri Methi              1/4 cup
Water                          350 ml

Method: Grind together the coriander, cloves, ginger, garlic, cardamom and chillies. Heat oil in a deep pan and add the ground masala. Once the masala browns, and the fat separates, add the curds. Cook for five minutes. Add the chicken and salt. Stir till all the pieces are well coated. Add the water. Reduce the flame to sim. Cover and cook till done. Stir in the kasuri methi. And you are done! Simple, isn't it? 


  1. Wow, SST...
    Can't we add some beer or white wine?

    1. Beer actually goes brilliantly! Jus add it halfway through!