Easy Red chicken

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easy-red-chicken

Today’s recipe is very special to me, because this is the masterpiece dish of a very very special person, my most favorite uncle Yusuf, my moothapa. He was everybody’s favorite. Such a humble, well mannered gentleman he was….beautiful inside out. His smile was so calming.

easy-red-chicken
easy-red-chicken

My uncle is not there in this world anymore, but i am sure that he is in a much better place now. I miss him so much😞.  He passed away when i was really young, but i remember so many things about him even now…still so fresh in my mind.

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One main thing is that he loved to cook, he used to make really delicious food most of it which were new to all of us as those were mainly singapore delicacies as my uncle was a Singaporean. My aunt (moothuma, moms sister) who is also a wonderful cook learned many new dishes from him. And from her many others learned those unique items.

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One such dish is this easy red chicken. Oh, this is an amazing one. I love it so much. This one is kinda like a staple in my aunts house. When i visited India this time, i asked my cousin sister for this recipe and i got it. Now this chicken dish has become my husbands favorite too, so i make this very often here. Goes very well with puri or batura.

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Ok, i will be honest with you, even though the name is “easy” red chicken, it is not extremely easy to make this, but at the same time it not difficult also. You have to do a little work with slicing the onions because you need quite a lot of them for this. The other thing is that you will have to boil the tomatoes first, peel it, puree it and then cook the chicken in the puréed tomatoes. But seriously all this work is really…absolutely worth it, i can vouch for that.

I thank my cousin, my moothuma and moothapa for this yummy dish.  😘😘😘

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Ingredients:

  • 1 kg chicken, cut into medium side pieces
  • 5 medium tomatoes
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • Salt to taste
  • 5 big onions sliced
  • 5-6 green chillies chopped
  • 1 full bulb garlic chopped medium
  • Few drops of red food color
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp Tomato ketchup
  • Coriander leaves chopped
  • Oil

NOTES:

✔️ While cooking chicken in tomato puree, lots of water will be released from the chicken as a result of which there will be lots of gravy. Remember to reduce the gravy till it thickens.

✔️ The red color in the chicken is  achieved from the red food color thatis added. You can omit it but it won’t look very nice. But taste will be great.

Method:

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  1.  Boil the tomatoes in water till the skin starts breaking. Remove the skin and puree the tomatoes.
  2. Pour this tomatoes into a pan, to that add the chicken, salt, sugar, turmeric, and vinegar.
  3. Boil the chicken in this till it is well cooked. You can do this on high heat. The gravy should be very thick and reduced.
  4. In another pan, heat some oil and add in onions, green chillies, garlic, and curry leaves all together. Sauté till onions turn soft. Add the cooked chicken to this along with the thick tomato gravy. (Remember that the gravy shouldn’t be loose, it should be very thick and reduced to just about 3-4 tbsp)

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  1. Add garam masala. Sauté.
  2. Now add the tomato ketchup and red food color and stir well for 5 mins. Add in coriander leaves. Serve.

 

Easy Red Chicken
Serves 3
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INGREDIENTS
  1. 1 kg chicken, cut into medium side pieces
  2. 5 medium tomatoes
  3. 1 tsp sugar
  4. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  5. 1 tbsp vinegar
  6. Salt to taste
  7. 5 big onions sliced
  8. 5-6 green chillies chopped
  9. 1 full bulb garlic chopped medium
  10. Few drops of red food color
  11. 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  12. 2 sprigs curry leaves
  13. 1 tbsp Tomato ketchup
  14. Coriander leaves chopped
  15. Oil
DIRECTIONS
  1. Boil the tomatoes in water till the skin starts breaking. Remove the skin and puree the tomatoes.
  2. Pour this tomatoes into a pan, to that add the chicken, salt, sugar, turmeric, and vinegar.
  3. Boil the chicken in this till it is well cooked. You can do this on high heat. The gravy should be very thick and reduced.
  4. In another pan, heat some oil and add in onions, green chillies, garlic, and curry leaves all together. Sauté till onions turn soft. Add the cooked chicken to this along with the thick tomato gravy. (Remember that the gravy shouldn’t be loose, it should be very thick and reduced to just about 3-4 tbsp)
  5. Add garam masala. Sauté.
  6. Now add the tomato ketchup and red food color and stir well for 5 mins. Add in coriander leaves. Serve.
NOTES
  1. ✔️ While cooking chicken in tomato puree, lots of water will be released from the chicken as a result of which there will be lots of gravy. Remember to reduce the gravy till it thickens.
  2. ✔️ The red color in the chicken is achieved from the red food color thatis added. You can omit it but it won’t look very nice. But taste will be great.
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