Chicken Chukka is a spicy 'dry-gravy' chicken dish which is very popular all over India. Don't know about the origin or nativity of the dish; but its found equally enjoyed by all Indians. Now, this recipe is my mom's and we love as it is. You can play with your own ingredients to please your tongue and hey,, you are the boss of your kitchen; who's gonna ask? ;)
Chicken 1 (I used of 800gm)
Red Chilli powder 2 tsp + 1/2 tsp
Vinegar 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Onion 500gm (3 cups)
Tomato 1 3/4 cups
Ginger garlic paste 1 + 1 tsp,
Green chilli 3 or more to taste
Garam masala 1/2 tsp,
Pepper powder 1+1/2 tsp
Curry leaves 1 sprig &
Coriander leaves 1/4 cup
Oil 1/4 cup
Oil 1/4 cup
Marinate chicken in red chilli powder(2tsp),salt,pepper(1/2tsp) ,ginger garlic paste(1tsp)and 1 tbsp of vinegar for atleast half an hour.
Fry those marinated chicken pieces in oil.
Take out the chicken. Now in the same oil, saute onions . Add ginger garlic paste and saute till onion turns slightly brown
Throw in tomatoes & green chilli .. Saute for a few more minutes till the tomato is cooked.
Now add the spices; ie; red chilli powder (1/2 tsp) and turmeric.Saute for a few seconds so that the raw smell disappears.
Add chicken to it alongwith 1/4 a cup of water. simmer till the water dries up.Check the seasoning and make variations according to ur taste.. You can add 1 or 2 tsp of lemon juice if needed. Throw in curry leaves (i sprig) and coriander leaves to garnish.