Monday, 23 January 2012

Red Pepper Chicken/ Milagai Chicken

Before I moved to Europe, I was a complete non-vegetarian, who hates vegetables to the core. In fact, Charu and Divya have had many hard times with me in making me eat vegetables. Even when I started to learn cooking, I learnt to make chicken in different ways, and hardly gave a thought to vegetarian dishes. One such chicken curry is this Milagai Chicken, which I learnt from one of my uncles. Using very few spices from your kitchen, you can prepare this hot 'n' spicy Milagai chicken.

Chicken - 6-8 small leg pieces
Red pepper/ Dry red chilly- 4
Onion- 1 1/2 
Garlic- 10 cloves
Oil- 2 Tbsp
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Salt- to taste
  1. Cut the onions and make a fine paste out of it.
  2. Heat oil in a fry pan and fry the dry red peppers in oil. 
  3. Before they get burnt, add the onion paste and finely chopped garlic in the pan, and add a pinch of turmeric powder and fry them well until the raw smell goes off and oil separates.
  4. Add the chicken pieces to the pan and fry them well until the flesh becomes white. 
  5. Add salt and cover the pan with a lid and allow it to cook in low flame for 5 mins. Add water to the required gravy consistency, and fry until the chicken gets completely cooked.
  6. Tasty milagai chicken ready. Serve it hot with rice, dosa or roti. 

* Do not let the chilly burn.
* This recipe does not require any other spices. Be careful about the number of red chilly you add. Onion and garlic also give a spicy flavor to the chicken.
* You can grind onion and garlic together instead of adding separately. 

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