Serves 6 Preparation Time 45 minutes


1 kg chicken jointed and cut into medium pieces

3 big tomatoes pureed (optional)

2 big onions chopped

3 medium potatoes pealed and cut into quarters

3 tablespoons oil

Salt to taste

1 teaspoon powdered mustard

3 teaspoons chillie powder

2 teaspoons cumin powder

1 teaspoon pepper powder

2 teaspoons garlic paste

½ cup vinegar

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

Wash the Chicken and keep aside. Heat oil in a vessel or pressure cooker and fry the onions till golden brown.  Add the garlic paste and fry well. Add the chillie powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, mustard powder, pepper powder and a little water and fry well till the oil separates from the mixture. Add the tomato puree and salt and fry for some more time. Now add the chicken, potatoes and vinegar and mix well.  Add more water depending on how much gravy is required and cook till done. (If cooking in a pressure cooker, turn off the heat after 2 or 3 whistles).


Beef Mince and peas 1


This is a  quick and easy dish to cook when one has a packet of mince handy in the fridge but not too keen on making a Ball Curry. This simple and tasty dish could be eaten with Rice or Chapattis. Any meat mince such as beef, mutton, lamb or even chicken mince could be used. Green Peas, chopped cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, fenugreek / methi / venthium greens etc could be added to give the dish a twist.

Serves 6   Time required: 45 minutes


½ kg Beef Mince / Ground Beef

2 big onions chopped

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon chopped garlic

1 teaspoon chopped ginger

2 green chilies chopped finely

2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves

2 tablespoons oil

Salt to taste

½ teaspoon chillie powder

1/2 cup fresh green peas or frozen peas

Heat oil in a pan and fry the onions till golden brown. Add the chopped ginger, garlic, green chilies and sauté for 3 minutes.  Add the minced meat, turmeric powder, chillie powder and salt and mix well. Add the chopped coriander leaves and green peas and cook on low heat for about 15 to 20 minutes, till the mince is cooked and all the water evaporates. Simmer on low heat till the mince is dry and gives out a nice aroma.

Serve hot with bread or chapattis as a side dish with Rice and Pepper water