Friday, May 17, 2013

Easy-peasy Onion Chicken

Years back, few more years before my marriage (possibly I was a child then), when the kitchen used to own by my mother, only (normally) Sundays were famous for chicken or mutton preparations. But now specially chicken has become a part of our daily meal. So it's really tough to think of different recipes everyday!
The other day, when I was finding some easy recipe with chicken, one of my friend saved me with her wonderful recipe. I got this recipe from my friend Sonal, who collected it from a television show.
This preparation needs very basic ingredients and it doesn't take much time or effort. But obviously you get an excellent result.

Ingredients for "Easy-peasy Onion Chicken":

  1. Chicken 750 gm (medium cut...cleaned and washed)
  2. Red onion 4 large (sliced thinly)
  3. Garlic 10-12 cloves (paste)
  4. Chilli paste 2-3 table spoon ( but please adjust according to your taste)
  5. Yogurt 2 table spoon
  6. Whole garam masala (1 stick cinnamon, 2-3 cardamom and 2-3 cloves)
  7. Turmeric powder 1/2 tea spoon
  8. Salt (according to taste)
  9. Sugar 1/2 tea spoon
  10. Mustard oil (or any other cooking oil)

How to prepare "Easy-peasy Onion Chicken":
  • Heat oil (little less than you need for deep frying) in a deep bottom pan. Add sliced onion and fry until brownish, crispy. Take out from oil and strain the oil nicely. Keep it aside.
  • Take a large mixing bowl. Add chicken pieces, yogurt, garlic paste, chilli paste, turmeric powder and more than half of fried onion.
  •  Mix really well and cover the bowl. Leave it for an hour like this.
  • Heat 5-6 table spoon oil in a pan. Add whole garam masala and let them splutter slightly. Add rest of fried onion ( keep 1 table for garnishing) and the marinated chicken immediately. Sauté for few minutes over high flame. Add salt and sugar and mix very well. Cover it with a lid. Lower the flame. Cook like this until chicken is soft and tender. 
  • This is a thick gravy ( little dry) dish. Gravy only covers the chicken pieces as we don't use water while cooking. Garnish with fried onion.
  • This is a great accompaniment with roti/parantha/naan etc.

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  1. First time here..Onion chicken sounds so easy and delicious...Following uuuu.

  2. Thank you so very much @ Tina...:)

  3. Whoooo! the color looks do you bring out such color ? :( I'm a newbie so help me out here pls :P

    1. Thank you @ Shreya.. this color came from red chilli paste and fried onion...:)

  4. extremely scrumptious.. feeling to it right now.. :)

  5. Ei recipe ta aaj try korlam....besh sundor tasty recipe....Thanks for sharing...

    1. Thank you so much for trying it ...really glad that you liked :) :)

  6. Hi Tanushree!
    I just came across your website and absolutely love it. You simplify dishes using just a few ingredients but maximize flavor. That is my quest too.

    I know this is an old post so I hope you don't mind my asking for a little extra help.

    Onions vary so widely in size and flavor. The onions in India are quite small. An Indian medium onion maybe 1/3 the size of what maybe a medium onion here in USA. Also I find that the onions in India are drier and so more pungent. Here they are very watery.
    In general when you say 4 large onions or 2 medium onions, how much onion is that by weight or volume (after slicing or chopping according to recipe)?
    Your recipes look great and I want to get it right.

    Thank you!

    Thank you for taking the time to prepare and post recipes for all these beloved dishes.


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