even my husband can cook this


  • 500 gm boneless & skinless chicken thighs cut into small pieces of your choice.

  • 100 ml cooking oil

  • 100 gm roughly chopped onion

  • 200 gm canned tomatoes

  • 1 tbsp ginger paste

  • 1 tbsp garlic paste

  • 1 tsp green chilli paste (adjust to taste)

  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder

  • ½ tbsp cumin powder

  • 1 tbsp coriander powder

  • ½ tsp chilli powder (adjust to taste)

  • Salt to taste

  • 200 ml warm water

  • fresh coriander for garnish

Place all the ingredients in the blender except the chicken, oil & water.
Blend the ingredients into a sauce.
Place the oil on a low to medium heat in a wide pan.
Now add sauce and stir.
Stir, cover & cook for 10 minutes on low to medium heat. Keep stirring occasionally. Add water if needed.
Then add chicken into the sauce.
Mix well.
Fry the chicken until it turns white.
Now add warm water & stir well.
Cover & cook on low heat until chicken is tender (approximately 30-40 minutes). Add more water if required.
Once chicken is cooked check the salt & sauce consistency.
Transfer into a serving bowl & garnish with coriander.
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Here’s a revival drink containing lemons and jaggery (concentrated product of sugar cane) from Shahnaz Barker, to make at home while isolated, and which according to doctors, helps keep the virus at bay. Jaggery purifies the blood and relieves acidity, but if you cannot get any, regular brown sugar will do, or even honey. The lemons provide the vitamin C.


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