Hey guys , this is and welcome to Kitchen Faith Aba style chicken curry .
Now , before beginning with the recipe , let's first discuss what Aba style actually is .
Well , you see in early times when mixer grinders and even electricity wasn't that easily available .
People used to cook without making tomato puri .
They use more whole spices and to give that tartness and breakdown sugars , they used to add yogurt .
I've recently posted a video on why commercial tomato puy tastes better and how acid affects the cooked onions .
And those are the basis of making a good curry based recipe .
So let's begin with it .
So first , I'm gonna brine the chicken and I know it's not the way , but it will just make the chicken more moist and help us to achieve better results .
Just wash the chicken properly and add some water to this .
I'm gonna add lots of salt and let my chicken rest in a cold place for about two hours .
Now , you can't totally skip this step but ask me for better and more moist results , do this .
All right , after two hours , just get rid of that salty water .
And now we're gonna marinate the chicken with some freshly crushed in a pest ginger and garlic paste .
Lots of lemon juice , which is very important to increase the acidity .
And you can use vinegar here as well .
Then comes some salt , some red chili powder and that's it .
Just mix everything together and let the chicken sit in the marinade for about 30 to 45 minutes and yes , you cannot skip the marination .
Now , Tava dishes have a smoky note to them so you can add a burning charcoal and pour some Gee over it so that it smokes and let the chicken rest in the charcoal while you're marinating it .
But it's totally optional .
Right in the meanwhile , let's prepare the other stuff that we're gonna need .
So we're gonna very finely chop some onions .
Now , remember we don't use a food processor in Taba style cooking , so chop it as fine as possible .
Then come some tomatoes and I'm gonna grate the tomatoes here .
See how PABA cooks are so smart .
Well , brading has two benefits here .
First , you can easily get rid of the skin and second you get that curry like effect .
Next , you're gonna need some yogurt and make sure you strain the yogurt properly .
Now , in it is very hard to find those exotic spice blends .
So in curries , generally common spices are used .
So for the whole spices , I'm gonna take some black peppercorns , some green cardamom or some cinnamon stick or alti .
Then come some long or cloves further .
You're gonna need some dried red chilies and you can use green chilies here as well .
Lastly , you're gonna need a few bay leaves and buddy or black .
But ok , now for the commonly used ground spices , we're gonna take some coriander powder , some red chili powder , also some chia powder and last my secret ingredient , which is some roasted ground flour .
So first I'm gonna dry roast the whole spices on a very low flame for about two minutes .
And then we're gonna add some g you need to wait for the g to sizzle and the aromatics in the whole spices to work and then add some oil which will suddenly drop the temperature .
So when the oil and the gee again warms up , add our very finely chopped onions and you need to cook the onions until their sugars are properly caramelized .
That is , you need to cook them very , very well .
Then the onions are about 80% cooked .
I'm gonna add some ginger garlic paste and cook everything until it's a bit dark brown in color .
At this point , add your stream yogurt and make sure the flame is at very low .
Also add turmeric powder here and cook the yogurt very , very well , which will take you about 10 minutes right now .
It's time to add the tomatoes and some salt as well .
And again , you need to cook the tomatoes very , very well .
You see very very well as a theme of Taba style cooking .
Anyways , when you see the oil is separating from the masala , add a go spice mix and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes .
Now , turn the flame to very high and add the marinated chicken and we're gonna cook the chicken on high flame until the chicken starts to change its color from pink to white .
This will take you about 3 to 4 minutes And when this happens , turn your flame as low as possible and add some water and quickly cover your pot with the lid .
Make sure you don't open the lid for about 15 to 20 minutes .
And if a flame is at the lowest , then don't worry , it won't burn from the bottom time to open the lid .
And the last step for the recipe is to add some dried feno Greek leaves or Kauri Me and some masala just mix everything together and you can finish this curry off with some butter .
That's it .
Now , if you don't like these whole spices , then you can definitely take them out before serving .
But here you can see that the chicken is very soft .
It's easily coming off the bone .
You can see that , that both the pieces of the chicken are very soft .
They're easily coming off the bone .
And the best part is that the texture is not threadlike .
So there you are guys how to make authentic haba style chicken .
And as always you'll find all the list of ingredients and their measurements on my website .
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