Tout les silences ne font pas le même bruit.
|| junglee chicken ||
i was surfing the internet one day when i stumbled upon a recipe called "jungle chicken curry". it was a very simple chicken curry made with fresh aromatics and all. i got very fascinated by the name of the dish & started wondering why was the name so. i didn't get any reference whatsoever.
few days back i decided to cook something different with weird combination of ingredients and the outcome was rather pretty delicious. that is exactly why i decided to name this the "junglee chicken " or wild chicken fry. this is a spicy chicken fry recipe which goes amazingly well with alcohol and tatses completely different from any chicken recipe whatsoever.
for this, you'll need chicken on the bone. for any curry or fry recipe, skinless bone-in chicken pieces give the best result. anyway, marinate the chicken pieces with lemon juice. you can skip this step if you have enough time.
now in a pan, add plenty chopped onions and fry them till you achieve rich caramelization. your onions should be caramelized and not burnt. now add the ginger-garlic-chili paste and a tiny bit of sugar & salt and fry. add cumin powder and garam masala. cook the spices till oil seperates and then add the chicken pieces. brown the chicken pieces evenly and mix well. keep cooking and then add tomato paste & kokum pulp in 1:1 ratio. feel free to use tamarind pulp if kokum is not available to you.
now the fun part. when the tomatoes are cooked through, add the beer. you can add any beer of your preference it doesn't really matter as long as you're keeping the quantity in check. don't drown the chicken pieces in beer whatsoever. let he alcohol bubble away and you'll see this gorgeous sticky black glaze formed on the chicken. finally, add chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.
this is a perfect spicy accompaniment for alcoholic beverages but can be equally enjoyed with paratha. the taste is very unique and i loved it. beer makes everything better anyway. cheers!