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Dogri Chicken Masala
Kashmiri Chicken Curry is a homestyle chicken curry from the North Indian state of Kashmir I learned on my trip to India.
Several months ago when I was visiting my blogger friend Pradnya in Mumbai, she was invited to a blogger event at Renaissance Hotel, Mumbai. As a fellow blogger and her house guest, she managed to include me in the invite as well. You can read more about my experience and the event here, but we participated in a contest where we had to guess what primary spices were used. I failed miserably, but I was glad my host Pradnya won.
Today, especially as Diwali is being celebrated the world over, I am reminded of the wonderful days I spent in Mumbai. To vicariously bring me back to those days, I am presenting one of the recipes by the specially selected home chefs that were at the event to highlight regional Indian cuisine – Dogri Chicken Masala. Kashmiri cuisine is one of my faves and I have already presented several Kashmiri dishes. If you would like to add to this chicken to build a complete meal, try Wadi Curry, Zarda Pulao & Saffron Tea
This is my adaptation of a Kashmiri recipe by Sayantani Mazumdar. With all the warm smoky spices, this hearty chicken curry is perfect for the season as the temps are starting to cool, although it is unseasonably warm today 🙂
Before we get to how to make Dogri Chicken Masala – Kashmiri Chicken Curry, make sure to check out all of my culinary experiences when I was in Mumbai!
IN THE MAKING – HOW TO MAKE DOGRI CHICKEN MASALA
This is such a delicious Chicken Curry. I am sure you won’t be disappointed.
Dogri Chicken Masala
- a small handful of cilantro stems
- 2 chopped onions separated
- 1 ” piece of ginger
- 5 cloves garlic
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon fennel seed
- 2 teaspoons mustard oil
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 4 green cardamom pods
- 2 black cardamom pods
- 4 cloves
- 5 black peppercorns
- 1 1/2 pounds chicken with bone cut into bite size pieces
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 teaspoon Kashmiri red chile powder
- 3 chopped tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- salt to taste
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- In a dry skillet, roast cilantro stems.
- In a food processor, combine cilantro stems, 1 of the onions, ginger, garlic, cumin, coriander and fennel.
- In a deep skillet, heat mustard oil. Add cinnamon, green cardamom, black cardamom, cloves and peppercorns. Fry until it becomes fragrant.
- Add onion and saute until it becomes golden brown.
- Add chicken and masala paste from the food processor. Add turmeric, chile powder and tomatoes. Simmer for 15 minutes.
- Add sugar and salt. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.
- Add lemon juice. Stir to combine.
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