Chicken – 1 kg
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tea spoon
Vinegar – 3 table spoon
Kashmiri Red chilies – 15
Cumin – 1 tea spoon
Black pepper corns – 1 1/2 tea spoon
Cloves – 3-4
Cinnamon – 1 stick
Star Anise – 1 or 2
Onion sliced – 3
Tomato chopped – 1 or 2
Garlic – 3-5 cloves
Ginger – a small piece
Clean and cut the chicken into 2 inch pieces and apply salt and set aside for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile Soak all the ingredients in Bowl 1 in water for 15-20 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan add sliced onions and ginger and garlic , saute for 7-8 minutes and add tomato , saute well for another 3-4 minutes . Remove from flame . Grind this with all the soaked ingredients( Bowl 1) , turmeric and vinegar to a paste.
Transfer this to a cooking pot , add salt marinated chicken , and 1/2 cup of water , cook covered till done, for like 30 minutes. Uncover and let simmer for 5 minutes. Adjust the consistency of the gravy by simmering.
You can omit Tomato and make it or add 1 more table spoon vinegar .
Adjust the number of chilies as per your heat level.
Enhanced Spicy taste : You may marinate the chicken pieces with a grounded paste of chilli powder, turmeric powder, ginger, garlic, lemon juice, cloves and cinnamon and allow it to stand for 3 hrs. You may directly add this marinated chicken to the grinded masala.