Last week my friend Gita and myself were discussing about some healthy dishes. Here I should mention her creativity . She is very innovative at making many healthy and oil-less dishes. she asked me if I have any Indian version of chicken curries that can be made in a more healthy way. That was a brain storming question for me as my poor soul always craves for more grease:)
By the time something sparked me of my oven baked curry.
Actually I started making a curry like this whenever I get to make a batch of chicken for more people and if I run out of such a big wok and time:)
Moreover making a reddish curry in a wok may need a lot of oil and time. So I just told her about my version of making the Indian chicken curry in a conventional Oven and also admitted how kiddish is it to post it as a recipe.
But she encouraged me to post it.
So here is an Indian chicken curry made in oven .
Including this 'Indian chicken curry made in oven' to the event The potluck - chicken ' hosted by me.
Chicken (with bones) - 2 lb
olive oil - 2 tbsp
Onion - 1 (big)
curry leaf - 1 brig
cilantro , mint leaf - a handful
tomato - 2
fennel seeds - 1 tsp
To grind :
fresh / dry Ginger - 2 inch
garlic - 4 pods
curd - 1 cup
poppy seeds - 1 tsp
cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
cinnamon - 1 inch
cardamom - 2
cloves - 4
fennel seeds - 1 tsp
black pepper - 1 tsp
chilly powder - 1tsp
coriander powder - 2 tbsp
turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Wash and clean the chicken. Chop it into big chunks.
Dry roast all the ingredients given in paste 2 except yogurt (curd) and grind them together with curd. (Other wise mix 2 tsp Shakthi garam masala powder with curd to get paste 2).
Add 1tbsp salt , turmeric powder,paste 2, chilly powder and coriander powder.
Keep refrigerated overnight, so that the pieces get well marinated.
Remove the skin of ginger and garlic and grind them to a fine paste.
Chop the onion, tomato separately and keep aside.
Heat oil in a wok. Add fennel seeds. After it becomes red, add the chopped onion and fry well till it becomes golden brown.
Then add the chopped tomatoes and cook till it becomes mushy.
Now add the ginger garlic paste and fry well.
Then add the marinated chicken pieces .
Preheat the oven to 425 deg C.
Heat the wok for less than 5 minutes.
Now taste the masala and adjust the salt.
Now arrange the chicken pieces with masala on a baking foil / bake ware.
Cook it in 425 deg for 45 minutes. Stir it every 15 minutes.
After that keep the oven in broil mode and cook for 5 minutes.
Switch off and leave the chicken there for another 5 minutes.
Oven baked Indian chicken curry is ready!
Serve hot with roti, chapathi or cooked rice.
This version doesn't require a big wok or more oil or care.
You can cook it side by side while making biryani or arranging the table.
All you need is just an hour. Enjoy!