Better late than ever. It’s an embarrassment that I didn’t even once cook this classic dish in my kitchen till date. The chicken was so close to the ones you get in dhaba that I was surprised what the hell I was doing. I got this recipe from a friend whose Mom cooks it for a restaurant. Goes very well with Chapatti and Rice. It’s a recipe for the keep and it’s a recipe you have to try it in your kitchen. I insist guys. If you are from Maharashtra, you probably know the recipe and could be a common dish for you all. For others, at least give a look at the recipe. Every bite will be prove itself. The only difference you will find is probably the amount of oil that goes in the recipe. Its slightly less than the original one. If you can burn all of it, feel free to add more.
What You Need:

  • Chicken with bones (Country chicken will taste best)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  •  Marinate chicken in salt and turmeric pwder and keep aside for 30 minutes. Turmeric as an excellent anti-septic and helps to keep chicken fresh.

For the Spice Paste :

  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds roasted
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds roasted
  • 2 tbsp dessicated coconut
  • 1 tea cup coriander leaves with stem on
  • 2 tbsp garlic roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp ginger roughly chopped
  • 4 to 5 green chili chopped
  • 2 onions which is roasted on gas stove or chulha (Most important step to get the smoky flavor) . Once charred, remove the skin and put it into blender jar. DO not wash it . Else the smoky flavor will disappear.
  • Dry roast sesame seeds , cumin seeds and dessicated coconut separately. Add everything to the blender and grind to a smooth paste. Add little water while grinding .

Other Ingredients :

  • 3 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp garam masala powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 big onion finely chopped
  • 1 small cinanom stick
  • 2 cardamom
  • 3 cloves
  • 3 tbsp oil for cooking

Steps To Make:

  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add onions, whole spices and cook till onion turns golden pink.
  • Add marinates chicken and cook for a minute or two.
  • Add one glass of water , cover and cook for 5 minutes or till water starts boiling.
  • Add the spice paste, red chili powder, garam masala powder, more water (may be 1 glass more).
  • Cover and cook till chicken is nicely cooked and you get the desired consistency.
  • Our Gavti Komdi Rassa is ready.