Indian Chicken Masala: Sautéing With Sudha [5]

This week I decided to introduce everyone on how to make incredible, mouth-watering, rich, DELICIOUS Indian food. I knew I couldn't go wrong with a quick and simple chicken dish, sooooo you're welcome:

Indian Chicken Masala

Prep/Cook Time: 25-30 Minutes

Serving Size: ~2

What You'll Need:

•1 large chicken breast

•1 tsp salt (+/- according to taste)

•1/2 tsp turmeric

•1/2 tsp paprika

•1/2 tsp cumin

•3 cloves

•1 bay leaf

•1 large onion

•1/2 inch of ginger root - peeled and chopped/diced

•5 garlic cloves or ~1 tbsp minced garlic

•1 tomato

•jalapeño according to spice level

•1/2 - 1 tsp lemon juice

How To:

➊ Dice up the chicken breast and combine in bowl with a pinch of salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Set aside while you prepare the ingredients.

➋ Add about 3 tbsp of oil into a medium sized pan and wait until the oil is hot. Add the bay leaf and cloves first on high heat. Then add your garlic, ginger, and jalapeño. Place heat on low and add in your onion. Stir together until onions are translucent. It should smell incredibleeeeeeee by now.

➌ Add in all your dry spices. If your mixture becomes dry, add a little more oil.

➍ Place the chicken on top of your mixture and cover the pan. Place on low-medium heat for about 5 minutes. Once you see liquid in your pan, stir together your chicken and mixture. Add in 1 diced tomato and cover again for about 10 minutes.

➎ Once you see more liquid in the pan, uncover and turn up the heat to high. Mix everything together. The tomato should be soft enough to smash up. Keep on high heat until the liquid starts disappearing. Turn the heat off and set aside for a few minutes once your gravy is at the consistency you want. Plate and top with chopped cilantro. Done!


• If you're looking to eat this with rice, quinoa, cous cous (or anything similar), leave some gravy in Step 5. You'll want it more liquid-y.

• If you're looking to eat it with naan, flat bread, or anything similar, cook until it becomes more dry

• If you're missing turmeric, cloves, or bay leaf, you can still make this recipe. It just won't have as much flavor or color. But still delish!

Enjoy your incoming food coma!


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