In this fast-paced world where we hardly have any time to cook and eat home style tasty food, this recipe of Kashmiri Chicken Balti will come to your rescue. It comes from the beautiful land of Kashmir and is one of the easiest recipes which need hardly any prep and gets done quick.
So, if you or your family is craving for something spicy or have unannounced guests coming over today don’t check food ordering apps, rather just try this recipe. And it goes perfect with Jeera Rice or Naan/Kulcha.
And that red color is thanks to Kashmiri Laal Mirch that is used in this cuisine giving it a distinct color and not much of heat. The use of garam masala or whole spices like Cardamom, Cloves and Cinnamon takes the food to a different level.
Kashmiri Chicken Balti
In a pan add oil and saute cloves, cardamon, bay leaf and cinnamon on a low flame.
Add Cumin seeds and let it splutter. To the same pan add chopped onion and garlic - ginger paste and saute for 5 mins till it changes color. It shouldn't turn brown.
Add tomatoes and mix everything together.
Now add the chicken pieces. The chicken needs no marination and thus making this Dish a quick to-go meal option.
Add all the ground masala on a low flame and mix everything well and let it cook.
Add 1.5 cups of water and let this cook under a cover for 20 mins with occasional stirring.
After 20 mins, oil should be seen floating on top, all this is good fat from chicken. Don't discard this.
Add whisked yoghurt to the gravy. Season with salt and let this boil for another 5 mins.
Garnish it with fresh coriander leaves.
Serve hot with Jeera Rice (Cumin Rice) or Naan
Happy Cooking 🙂
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