Friday, June 12, 2009


Vindaloo is the hot curry. The basic component of a vindaloo is the vindaloo paste, the paste is the mixture of hot spices and vinegar, cooked in oil for low heat. I made this chicken curry and brown rice for dinner. I was very happy my hubby liked it so much. The chicken breasts make it very soft and melt it your mouth. It's so easy to make too. 

Chicken - 2 breast pieces
Dry red chillies - 4-5 
Tomato - 1 
Onion - 1 medium 
Garlic - 4-5 
Cinnamon - 1 inch 
Cardamom - 1 
Cloves - 1 
Chilly powder - 1 tsp 
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Black pepper powder - 1/2 tsp  
Cumin powder - 1 tsp 
Vinegar - 2 tsp 
Coriander leaves  for garnishing 
Salt to taste 

Grind dry red chillies, garlic, chilly powder, cumin powder, 1/2 tomato, black pepper powder with vinegar and little water. Grind to smooth paste.
Heat oil in a pan add cloves, cinnamon, onion and fry it till golden brown.
Then add the remaining tomato and add little oil fry till the tomatoes become soft.
Then add the grounded mixture and fry till the raw smell goes off.
Now add chicken pieces and mix well and cook in high flame for 5-10 min. You got to take care while you are cooking on high. Make sure the bottom doesn't get burnt.
Then add little water to cook chicken. ( If u want as a gravy you can add little more water)
Transferring the chicken to the cooker and keep it for 1 whistle.
Serve with chapati, Naan or with bread.

This recipe is goes to Viki's Potluck Chicken event.

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