When it comes to Indian cuisine, every dish is a feast of flavors and aromas that take your taste buds on an unforgettable journey. And if there’s one classic dish that you have to try, it’s Chicken Pasanda. This creamy and mildly spiced curry is the perfect way to experience the rich and diverse culinary heritage of India. So, gather your ingredients and let’s get cooking!
- 1 pound of boneless chicken breast
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1-inch piece of ginger, grated
- 1/2 cup of yogurt
- 1/2 cup of heavy cream
- 1/4 cup of almond paste
- 1 tablespoon of garam masala
- 1 teaspoon of cumin powder
- 1 teaspoon of coriander powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
- Salt to taste
- Oil for cooking
Step 1: Preparing the Chicken
Cut chicken breast into bite-sized pieces and sprinkle salt and turmeric on them. Mix well and set aside.
Step 2: Making the Masala
In a pan, heat oil and sauté onion until golden brown. Add in garlic and ginger and sauté for another minute. Add in garam masala, cumin powder, coriander powder, and stir for a minute. Then add in almond paste and mix well. Cook on low heat for a minute or two, keep stirring, and then add a little water to help mix all the ingredients well.
Step 3: Bringing it All Together
Add the chicken to the pan with the masala and stir everything well. Add in yogurt to the mixture and continue cooking for 5 minutes. Now add cream to the mixture and adjust the seasoning if needed. Cook for another 5 minutes.
Step 4: Cleaning Up and Enjoying!
Your Chicken Pasanda is now ready to serve. Garnish with chopped coriander or almond slivers, and enjoy it with naan, rice, or roti. You can sprinkle in some witty jokes to make everyone laugh and enjoy their meal even more!
Chicken Pasanda is an excellent starter dish for anyone willing to try Indian cuisine. It’s simple, creamy, and mildly spicy with a touch of almonds that gives it a unique texture and flavor. Prepare this dish to impress your friends and family, and you’ll soon realize how easy it is to cook this delicious recipe. So, what are you waiting for? Give it a shot and dive into a world of flavors and aromas!