Malwani Chicken

1 full chicken, 250 gm urad dal, 250 gm red chillies, 250 gm ground nut - grated, 250 gm ginger, 250 gm garlic, 500 gm dry coconut - grated, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 4 curry leaves, 1 cup curd, 4 big onion grated, 2 tsp amchur powder, 2 tsp garam masala powder, 2 sticks of dalchini, 4 cloves, 2 big elaichi, 3 tsp dhania powder, oil, salt - to taste, coriander leaves - for garnishing

Method: Grind the urad dal, red chillies, ground nut, ginger and garlic and grind it to a smooth paste.

Wash and marinate the chicken with the paste, curd and salt. Keep it aside for atleast half an hour.

Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds and curry leaves to it. Add dalchini, cloves and big elaichi to it.

Add the urad dal mixture to it and saute for some time.

Add onion to the mixture and saute till onion becomes translucent. Also add dry coconut to it and saute.

Add garam masala powder, amchur, dhaniya powder and salt. Mix well.

Add the marinated chicken in the mixture and saute it for about 10 minutes. Add water as required. Let it cook for some time.

When the chicken becomes tender garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice. Serve hot.

Chef: Anjali Dhawan