Pickled Onion Chicken With Roasted Peppers Recipe / Sirka Pyaz Murgh Bhuna Hua Hari Mirch Ke Sath
1 Kg Chicken, on the bone, curry cut
4 ~ 6 Green Chili Peppers, long fat ones with less heat
FOR THE MARINADE ~
1/2 Lime Juice, to marinate the chicken
1 Tsp Salt
1/4 Tsp Turmeric
FOR PICKLING THE ONIONS ~
1/2 Cup Pearl Onions
1 Tbsp White Vinegar
1/4 Cup Water
FOR THE DRY GRAVY ~
2 Tbsp Oil
2 Large Onions, Thinly Sliced
1 Tbsp Garlic Paste
1/2 Tbsp Ginger Paste
4 Tbsp Tomato Puree
1 Tsp Red Chili Powder
1 Tsp Coriander Powder
1/2 Tsp Cumin Powder
1/2 Tsp Garam Masala Powder
2 Tbsp Fresh Coriander Leaves, chopped
Salt to taste
FOR GARNISHING ~
Pickled Onions, A few
1 Tbsp Ginger Juliennes
Let's Cook Pickled Onion Chicken With Roasted Peppers Recipe / Sirka Pyaz Murgh Bhuna Hua Hari Mirch Ke Sath In Easy Steps ~1) A night prior to preparing the Chicken Soak the Pearl Onions in diluted Vingar.
** Take a bowl. Add Water And Vinegar. Mix.
** Add the Pearl Onions. Cover and leave overnight.
MARINATE THE CHICKEN ~
2) Take a large bowl. Place the Cleaned Chicken Pieces in it. Add Lime Juice, Salt And Turmeric Powder. Rub the chicken pieces with marinade. Leave covered for later.
3) Wash the Green Chilii Peppers. Pat them dry with a kitchen towel. Make slits in them.
** Place a Wire mesh over the Gas Flame. Place the chilli peppers on that mesh.
** Roast. Keep aside. Alternately you can roast them as you wish.
PREPARING THE GRAVY~
4) Take a wok or pan. Add Oil.
** When hot throw in the sliced Onions. Saute the Onions till soft.
** Add Ginger, Garlic Paste. Saute till the raw smell disappears.
** Now add Tomato Puree. Saute till the raw smell of the tomato puree disappears.
5) Add the marinated Chicken pieces.
** Saute the chicken pieces nicely with the remaining ingredients in your pan for a couple of minutes.
** Add Roasted Peppers, Pickled Onions (Leaving a few for garnishing). Next add Cumin, Red Chili and Coriander Powder. Mix everything Well.
6) Cover and cook the chicken in low flame till done.
** Throw in Fresh Coriander Leaves. Mix.
** Finally add Garam Masala Powder, Ginger Juliennes. Mix. Check for seasoning and add Salt if required.
** Saute the Chicken till you have a dry gravy. Your Pickled Onion Chicken With Roasted Peppers / Sirka Pyaz Murgh Bhuna Hua Hari Mirch Ke Sath is ready. Transfer to a serving dish. Garnish with Pickled Onions and Ginger Juliennes. Serve hot with Breads, Naans, Kulchas etc.
** I have not added any water in this dish while cooking. But if you need water to cook the Chicken with the masalas, please go ahead and add it.
** I have also skipped adding Cloves as is added in the original recipe. My Garam Masala contains cloves and I didn't want duplication. But if you want go ahead and add 4 cloves before adding the sliced onions in STEP ~ 4.
** I used long fat chili peppers. You may use any type only ensure that they are fat and is less hot. You can increase the quantity of Chili Peppers according to their size and intensity.
Chef Sanjeev Kapoor
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