South Indian Chicken Curry
Chicken pieces – 2 lbs; Onions- 4; Ginger paste- 1tsp; Garlic paste- 1 tsp; tomatoes- 2 large ones; whole spice- cardamom, cloves, cinnamon 2 each; coriander powder – 2 tbsps; turmeric pd- 1/2 tsp; red chilli pd- 1/2 tsp or more according to taste; cumin pd- 1 tsp; garam masala( a mix of spices available in Indian stores); salt- to taste, coconut milk – a can or make from Nestle’s coconut milk powder.
Heat 2 tbsps oil and fry whole spice in it. Saute chopped onions till well browned. Add ginger-garlic paste, and fry for a few minutes. Add chopped tomatoes, and cook on low heat till well blended add dry powders and mix well. Add chicken and potatoes, and add salt and 1/2 a cup water. Cook on low heat till cooked. Lastly add 1/2 to 3/4th cup coconut milk, depending on how much gravy you want. Simmer till gravy is thick.