January 04, 2013

Kolkatar chicken chap


1.Chicken big pieces 500kg/1lb
2.Onion paste 1 cup
3.Ginger garlic 2 tablespoon
4.Red chili & turmeric powder 1tsp
5.Salt as per taste
6.Saffron pinch dissolved in 1/2 cup of water
7.Nutmeg & javetri 1/2 teaspoon
8.Black pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon
9.Cashew , charmagaj/melon seed , poppy seed paste 1/2 cup
10.Ghee 1/2 cup
11.1/2 cup oil
12.Mawa 1/2 cup
13.Yogurt 1 cup
14.Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon
15.Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon
16.Kewra water 2 teaspoon


Prick the flesh of the chicken all over with a fork. Then, using a sharp knife, cut slashes in the flesh to allow the marinade to penetrate. In a pan, where you will cook the chicken take all the ingredients and mix well. Then add chicken into the mixture and rub it into the flesh, turning the chicken several times. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour. Remove the chicken from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before cooking.
Now put the covered pan with marinated chicken on stove top and on medium heat let the chicken cook till the meat becomes soft and tender. It will take around 45 minutes.
After some time turn the chicken pieces. After 45 minutes open the lid and higher the heat to evaporate all the water comes from chicken . When all the water will be evaporated and oil will separate from masala off the stove and pour the chap on a serving plate and serve hot.

Serve chicken chap with rumali roti or biryani or pulao.

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