Sure, here’s a recipe for Pakistani chicken curry:
Ingredients | Pakistani Chicken Curry:
- 1 kg chicken pieces
- 2 onions, chopped
- 3 tomatoes, chopped
- 1 tsp ginger paste
- 1 tsp garlic paste
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp coriander seeds
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp red chili powder
- 1 tsp garam masala powder
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- Salt, to taste
- 3 tbsp oil
- Fresh coriander leaves, chopped for garnishing
Instructions | Pakistani Chicken Curry:
- In a pan, heat oil and add cumin and coriander seeds. Fry them for a minute or until they become fragrant.
- Add chopped onions and fry until they turn golden brown.
- Add ginger and garlic paste, and fry for a minute.
- Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until the tomatoes are soft.
- Add the chicken pieces and mix well. Cook on medium heat for 5-7 minutes.
- Add garam masala powder and plain yogurt. Mix well and cook for another 5-7 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked.
- Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or naan.
- Once the chicken is fully cooked, taste the curry and adjust the seasoning as per your liking.
- Turn off the heat and let the curry sit for 5 minutes before serving. This will help the flavors to develop and the curry to thicken.
- Serve hot with rice or naan bread. You can also garnish the curry with some sliced onions, green chilies, or lemon wedges for added flavor and freshness.
- You can use boneless or bone-in chicken pieces for this recipe. However, bone-in chicken will take longer to cook.
- If you want a milder curry, you can reduce the amount of red chili powder used in the recipe.
- You can also add vegetables like potatoes, carrots, or peas to the curry for added nutrition and flavor.
- You can marinate the chicken in yogurt, ginger, and garlic paste for a few hours before cooking to make it more tender and flavorful.
- If you don’t have whole cumin and coriander seeds, you can use ground spices instead.
- You can also add a splash of cream or coconut milk to the curry to make it richer and creamier.
- Pakistani chicken curry goes well with plain steamed rice, jeera rice, or pulao.
- You can also serve it with Indian breads like naan, roti, or paratha.
- For a complete meal, you can serve the curry with a side of salad or raita.
I hope these tips and serving suggestions help you make the perfect Pakistani chicken curry at home. Enjoy!