Spicy Maharastrian style Chicken Curry…..

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Maharashtra is one of the Indian states which is famous for its non-vegetarian delicacies such as red chicken curry, white curry & variety of fried fishes .

For this Red Chicken curry we will be needing

Chicken – 1 to 1/12 Lb
finely chopped Onions – 2
Oil – 2 tbsp
Red chili powder / cayenne powder – 2 tbsp OR to taste
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tsp
Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
Garam masala – 1 Tbs
Salt to taste
cilantro / fresh Coriander for garnishing

To Grind
Dry grated coconut – 2 tbsp
Sesame seeds – 2 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Cloves of garlic – 5-6
Ginger – 1 inch piece

Dry roast coconut and sesame seeds until they get light brown color. Then dry roast cumin seeds also until you smell nice aroma coming out.
Cool & grind them to make a fine powder.

Procedureq

In a pan , heat 2 tbsp of oil. Once oil is hot enough add chopped onion and sauté till translucent. Then add ginger-garlic paste and turmeric powder. Saute till raw smell from ginger-garlic goes away.
Now add add ground powder along with Red chili powder & Sauté for a min or two .
Then add chicken pieces and salt to taste. Mix well and cook for couple of minutes until chicken changes its color .
Now add around 2 and 1/2 cups of water or less if you want a thicker curry .
Once curry comes to boil, reduce the heat to low. Cover the pan & Allow curry to simmer until chicken is cooked .
Switch off the heat & add lemon juice & Garam Masala powder . Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro .
Serve hot with Indian flat bread or plain white steamed rice.

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