Chicken curry is specially famous in Pakistan and India before 17th century. We use to cook this famous dish on arrival of guests and on jovial occasions at our home. This simple yet so delicious dish is the combination of meat specially chicken along with good combination of powder spices. I love to eat this chicken curry with rotti (wheat flat bread) and naan. It also make good combination with boiled rice. My sister use to have this combination always.
Curry chicken or chicken ka salan has quite old and famous in history. In old subcontinent people use to make chicken curry for special occasions and for their guests with domesticated chicken or fowl that grow at their homes. when British merchants came to subcontinent it became popular among Britain too. They were already use to make stew with more or less same ingredients but the specially liked the taste or Indian curry powder mix.
Curry word is derivation of tamil word “kari’ that means masala or salan/gravy. The term curry used by Indian merchants. British liked the spices and wanted to take this taste to Britain in the form of powder. Curry powder consist different dried spices mix mainly red chili, turmeric, cumin, coriander, black pepper and curry leaves(optional). we make this delicious chicken curry with dried spices powder and some other few ingredients like onion, garlic, ginger and tomato. garlic and ginger can be used as fresh as well as dried form. I prefer fresh paste. All these ingredients when cook with water and oil definitely satisfy our taste buds.
Preparation of chicken curry:
People in early 1900’s use to cook chicken curry in mud utensils for at least 3-4 hours with garlic, potatoes, onions and other Indian dried spices. Mud pottery give different type of flavor to food. In this moderen and fast era we use pressure cooker that reduces the cooking time greatly. Here I am sharing a quick and easy recipe for this famous chicken curry. this recipe is my mom’s special recipe. she use to cook it so delicious and flavorful. We usually take small pieces of chicken like we can make 12 pieces of 1.5kg chicken meat. This chicken is specially characterized by thick and smooth shorba/gravy with out any lumps. As onion, garlic, and tomatoes are so nicely blend. We can prepare chicken curry in very less time and effort but this gracefully satisfy taste buds on dining table of whole family.