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Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Buttermilk Chicken With Spiced Onions >> Knockout Stuff!

This one comes from Ruma ma originally, via Moon. Both, established cooks, and in the family :-). I totally love this recipe, simply because of its sheer simplicity. What a modest recipe!! No really, it has a kickass and a totally knockout taste and yet sooo simple to make.

Don’t believe me? The see for yourself!



You’ll need:

500 gms chicken- with bones are better.

1 1/2 cups of buttermilk (I used the Dairy farmer’s one and it was fantastic)

1-11/2 onions- thinly sliced

Oil – 4-5 tbsps (yu’ll need a wee bit more for this recipe)

1 tsp- red chilly powder

For seasoning- 1/4 spoon methi/fenugreek seeds, 1/2 spoon mustard seeds, 2 –3 pinches of asafetida/hing, 4-5 cloves) – the seasoning is Very important. Do not miss out on any of these. (I also added whole pepper corns and saunf/Aniseed. You may or may not add)

Sugar- 1/2 teaspoon (must)

Salt to taste


Fry the sliced onions in 2 tbsp oil until brown.  Add the red chilly powder to this. Drain on a tissue, keep aside.

Add the rest of the oil to the pan and once hot, add the seasoning. Add chicken to the seasoning and fry well, until semi cooked. This should take about 6 –7 minutes. Now pour the buttermilk over the chicken, cover with lid and simmer for 6 minutes. Take off lid and let the buttermilk evaporate completely on medium flame. Once the buttermilk evaporates, add the spiced onions set aside to the chicken and mix well. Add salt and sugar. Serve hot with steamed rice and Dal! Aweeeeesome. I swear!

A BIG hug to Moon for this one.

8 foodie comments:

Rupz said...

yummm... aami eta banano => ASAP.

I had stopped buying chicken in the past weeks since I was bored of all the recipes ! This one is looking so delicious that it has inspired me again.

Tell me, will this be good if i used chicken breast fillets ? I am not sure how to get the boned pieces (as we used to do in India).

The Ketchup Girl said...

thanks!! its best for u to use chicken thigh fillets and not breast. or you may mix both breast and thigh...

Subarna said...

Hey Tins,

so i think i left these out dunno if its important - use whole red chillis with the onions, the suck up oil like a pickle in the end
2. You can add some ginger garlic to the chk. if you like

The Ketchup Girl said...

@moon: i made without ginger, garlic and it came out superb! will try with it next time. he chillies are a helpful tip. will add next time.

Reflections said...

sounds easy enoff & looks definitely gonna try this:-)). Thank U!!!!!

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The Ketchup Girl said...

@rama: thank you:)