C46 Padampuri Chicken

A number of recipes for this curry from Padampuri in the Indian state of Rajasthan can be found on the internet, but they all appear to be the same recipe with several having identical errors. This recipe converts this traditional 'special occasion' dish to the BIR (British Indian Restaurant) style with ingredient adjustments to suit. A pleasant mild to medium curry (depending on the amount of chilli used).

Ingredients

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2 tbspn oil ¼ tspn turmeric
30 gm onion (prepared weight) 1 tspn tomato purée
1 tspn red chilli (chopped) 300 ml c46 curry base sauce (see note 2)
1 tspn ginger (grated) 1 portion c41 precooked chicken
1 tspn garlic (crushed) ¼ tspn salt
½ tspn chilli powder 2 tbspn milk powder (see note 3)
1 tspn ground coriander 1 tspn evaporated milk
1 tspn garam masala 3 tbspn yogurt
½ tspn aniseed powder (see note 1)  

Preparation

Cooking - 8½ min

  1. Heat the oil in a suitable pan and fry the onion and red chilli, stirring regularly, for 2 min.
  2. Add the ginger/garlic paste and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.
  3. Stir in the chilli powder, ground coriander, garam masala, aniseed powder and turmeric and cook, stirring, for 1 min, adding a little c46 base sauce as needed to prevent drying and burning.
  4. Add the tomato purée and 40 ml of c46 base sauce and cook, stirring, for 1 min, adding c46 base sauce as needed to prevent drying.
  5. Add the c41 precooked chicken, salt and 80 ml of c46 base sauce and cook, stirring regularly, for 3 min, adding c46 base sauce as needed to maintain the desired sauce consistency.
  6. Reduce the heat and stir in the milk powder mixture and cook, stirring regularly, for 1 min.

Serving

  1. Serve with rice or naan bread and garnish with a little freshly chopped coriander.

Notes

(1) Aniseed powder can be purchased at any Asian outlet, but powdered star anise can be used as an alternative.
(2) Dilute the c46 base sauce with 100 ml of water and warm before use.
(3) Milk powder can be purchased at many supermarkets or Asian outlets. Most supermarkets have their own brands, but I like to use the Natco variety.


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