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Andy's Murgh Kurma (Chicken Curry)

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Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 4 Green cardamon pods
  • -(up to 8)
  • 2 lb Chicken
  • 1 c Plain yogurt
  • 6 Cloves, whole
  • -(up to 8)
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 2 ts Cinnamon
  • 1 ts Turmeric
  • 1 md Onion
  • 6 Szechuan peppercorns
  • -(up to 8)
  • 4 tb Vegetable oil
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 5 Garlic cloves
  • -(or less, to taste)
  • 1/4 ts Ginger root
  • 1 ts Black pepper
  • 1/4 c Tomato puree
  • 1 c Water


Thoroughly clean the chicken pieces, then marinate with yogurt and salt for
1 hour.

Meanwhile, prepare the spices. Chop the garlic and ginger, then add black
pepper to this mixture. Set aside in a small bowl.

Near the end of the hour of marinating, melt the shortening in a coverable
skillet (woks will do). Chop the onion and brown in the skillet for about
10 minutes.

After the onions are ready, add the garlic/ginger/pepper mixture. Let
simmer for approximately 5 minutes, then add the chicken. Let the chicken
simmer for approximately 30 minutes or until cooked.

Add the cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon, turmeric and bay leaves. Leave them
whole. Simmer for 5 minutes. Finally, add the tomato puree and water to
the mixture and cook until the mixture has thickened. Serve with rice and


* A simple chicken curry.

: Difficulty: moderate.
: Time: 1 hour marinating, 15 minutes preparation, 1 hour cooking.
: Precision: approximate measurement OK.

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