Am sure many of us miss mum’s food, especially when we are far from home. No wonder why mum’s food is delicious, because they cook with total devotion and love for their children. During last Christmas holidays, when I was in India, I was busy with my new camera taking pictures in and around my home. Mum was making many varieties of food for me, particularly with the veggies and country chicken that I don’t get in Finland. I still remember the taste of country chicken gravy! Ohhh yum!
To expect something similar from modern broilers is out of question. But to be happy with what we get is considered wise. So I came up with baked chicken gravy. This gravy tasted best with Finnish dry bread. It goes very well with any bread or rice.
Full moon hidden between the clouds
Mum organizes fresh flowers in water filled earthen pot
Chicken – Baked, shredded and the broth
Ready to be served
Glorious full moon
1.1 kg – 1.2 kg chicken (with skin and bones, I used chicken thigh pieces)
1 1/2 – 2 tbsp oil
3 medium size onions (Finely chopped)
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
150 gram yogurt
1/4 tsp turmeric
2 tsp coriander powder
2 tsp garam masala powder
1 1/2 – 2 tsp chilly powder
Salt (according to your taste)
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander
Bake the chicken in preheated oven at 150 C for 35 minutes, till the skin turns pale brown or water from the chicken seals off. Collect the broth and let the chicken cool to room temperature. Shred the chicken after it cools down.
Warm oil in a pan, add finely chopped onions and fry till they turn mild brown on medium heat. Add ginger garlic paste, saute for 1 minute.Add turmeric, garam masala, coriander powder, chilly powder and yogurt. Fry till oil separates out. Add shredded chicken, broth and desired amount of salt. Let it boil till the gravy thickens and shredded chicken pieces are evenly coated with onion masala. Turn off the heat and garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves