I had few chicken pieces and exactly 30 minutes at hand to make a dinner for the family. And I just made the easiest chicken curry possibly that was liked by all. This is great for any weeknight dinner when you do not want anything elaborate and do not have many things at your disposal.
Chicken - Half kg (1 lb), cut into pieces
Onions - 2 medium, chopped
Potatoes - 2 medium, cut into halves
Yogurt - 2 tablespoon
Cumin powder- 1 teaspoon
Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
Cilantro - 1 small bunch
Garam Masala - 1 teaspoon (4 cardamoms, 2 cloves, 4 black peppers, a small piece of cinnamon)
Oil - 2 tablespoon, I used mustard oil
Salt - To taste
Mix cumin and coriander powder with the yogurt and smear nicely on the chicken.
Heat oil in pan, add a red chili, and garam masala to it. Salute for a minute, and add the chopped onions. Salute till they are light golden in color.
Add the yogurt and spiced mixed chicken pieces, fry in oil along with onions, till the color changes from raw to nice brown.
Add the potatoes and fry a bit. (Yes, I always have potatoes n chicken curry, makes it extra yummy).
Add salt to taste. Now add water to it, cover the pan and cook till it is almost done.
Just before turning the heat off, add chopped cilantro, mix well and turn the heat off.
Tastes yummy when served with roti or white rice.