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Dogri Chicken Masala

Dogri Chicken Masala is a homestyle chicken curry from the North Indian state of Kashmir. I learned this recipe when I was in India.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Chicken
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6
Calories: 305.88kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 305.88kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.89g | Protein: 22.75g | Fat: 19.18g | Saturated Fat: 5.16g | Sodium: 537.13mg | Fiber: 2.77g | Sugar: 4.28g