Monday, June 30, 2008

Golden tangy chicken with onions and tomato

OK, honest to goodness, I didn't know what to call this dish I cooked up and so the long, flowery name. On Sunday, I cooked chicken for lunch after mom asked me if I could since she was a bit busy with a few forms that needed to be filled asap. I decided to cook it the same way I cooked it while making a sandwich for my brother and myself a couple of weeks back. And so I advanced towards the kitchen :)

What you'll need:

3 chicken breasts, cut into pieces
2 onions
3-4 tomatoes
3-4 TbSp of vinegar
juice from 1 lemon
1/2-3/4 tSp of Turmeric powder
1/2 TbSp of ginger-garlic paste
A little garam masala powder (optional)
salt & pepper to taste

Except for the onions and tomatoes, mix the ingredients with the chicken and allow it to marinate for about 2-3 hours (or more). After marinating it, slice the onions and chop the tomatoes finely. Season with salt and pepper. Sauté the onions and tomatoes in a pan with a little oil until the onions become soft, and then remove from the pan. Add some oil and a little butter in the pan and heat it over medium heat. Once hot, add the marinated chicken pieces into the pan and start cooking (cover when possible). Midway, add the onion and tomato mixture and continue to cook until the chicken is done. In case you want there to be a little gravy, chop a couple of onions and tomatoes more and add to the original chopped mixture. Optionally, if you had some white wine or sherry, you can make an alcohol reduction for the chicken and serve it with that.

Before the chicken is cooked.

After the chicken is cooked.
Sprinkle a little oregano and/or thyme at the end just before serving and voilá! Bon apetit.

3 comments:

Reuben said...

Perhaps you can throw in sliced green chillies a couple of minutes before finishing...what say??

Karthik Shetty said...

Hmm, you could, I guess, but then the whole look will go... I mean the green colour will not match the golden colour; and moreover, for the spiciness, you could add some red chilli powder (if pepper isn't good enough for you), so I don't see the need for green chillies here, but hey, it's a free world, you're welcome to experiment... be sure to let me know how it turns out.

VJ said...

Oh my.. I can understand Reuben trying to experiment.. infact he has no option now.. But Karthik, I didnt know u cook man...