Sunday, September 30, 2012

Whole Chicken Fry

I was bored of cooking normal chicken curry so when I found a whole fryer, I decided to try mom's whole chiken fry. This used be our christmas special.My two younger sisters had Christian best friends ,so they used to get invited every christmas to their friends houses to feast on the christmas goodies. My mom,dad and me would be at home and celebrate christmas by making this chicken fry. You can bake it in Oven but I cooked in pressure cooker  like my mom used to do it.

Whole Chicken fry
Ingredients :
5 Lbs Whole chicken
2 Medium Potatoes
3 Inch Ginger
12 Cloves Garlic
6 small Green Chillies
1/2 Bunch Cilantro(Dhaniya Patta)
1 1/2 Tbsp Cumin(Jeera)powder
1 1/2 Tbsp Coriander(Dhaniya)Powder
1 Small Lemon
1 Tsp whole Cumin(Jeera)
2 Bay leaves
5 Cloves
1 Medium onion
2 Tbsp oil
Salt to taste

Paste using a chopper:
Giner, Garlic, Green Chillies, Cinatro,Cumin powder,Dhaniya Powder , Lemon Juice. Chop all the ingredients into a fine paste. Add salt enough for entire chicken to the paste.
Clean chicken and trim all the fat. Insert small cuts all ove rthe chicken. Cut potatos into quarters.

Take the marinate paste , Apply it inside the chicken belly and massage it well. Apply the paste on outside of chicken and massage it well into cuts. Take the potato quarters, mix it wiht some paste and put these chicken belly and tie the chicken legs together.


Take a heavy bottom vessel , I used a wide mouth pressure cooker.

Put two spoons oil, onion, cloves, bay leaves, whole cumin. Fry for a minute.

Place the chicken carefully in the vessel, add any left over paste and potatoes into the vessel and cook it on high flame. The chicken will release the water and high flame will reduce it and allow the chicken to get fried to a nice brown colour. Close the lid without whistle, cook for 15 minutes on medium flame.

Carefully turn the chicken and let it cook for more 10-15 minutes till it turns nice brown color. Try to cook all sides in the similar fashion.Once the chicken is cooked.

Serve hot with Roti or you can have it as a starter.