Country Captain Chicken | How to make Country Captain Chicken

By Trisha Rudra  |  16th Apr 2018  |  
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Country Captain Chickenby Trisha Rudra
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About Country Captain Chicken Recipe

A delicious Anglo-Indian or East Indian chicken curry for the days of the British Raj... This one's adapted from Bridget White Kumar's cookbook on Anglo-Indian recipes..A perfect accompaniment to a pot of steamed rice on a lazy afternoon.

Country Captain Chicken

Ingredients to make Country Captain Chicken

  • chicken - 1 kg, with bone
  • onions - 3 large, sliced finely
  • ginger paste - 1 tsp
  • garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder - 2 tsp
  • turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  • cinnamon - 2 sticks
  • cloves - 4 to 5
  • cardamom - 3
  • Black peppercorns - 4 to 5
  • Dry red chili - 2, broken
  • garlic - 2 tbsp, sliced
  • tomato puree - 2 tbsp
  • Oil - 2 tbsp, mustard or vegetable oil
  • Chopped coriander

How to make Country Captain Chicken

  1. Heat the oil in a deep-bottomed pan, and temper it with the broken red chilies, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and peppercorns. Be careful not to burn them,
  2. Add the sliced onions and saute well for a few minutes, until they start turning pink. Add the chopped garlic.
  3. Next add the ginger-garlic paste, mix well and add the chicken.
  4. Fry on high heat for 2-3 minutes, before turning the heat down. Add the tomato puree and keep stirring until chicken starts to cook.
  5. Season with turmeric, chili powder and salt and saute well, until oil oozes out from the masala.
  6. Add 2 cups of water, and cook until chicken is tender and gravy has reduced to thick, soupy consistency. You may use a pressure cooker too.
  7. Garnish with some sliced chilies and chopped coriander. Serve with steamed rice or roti/bread, etc.

Reviews for Country Captain Chicken (1)

Reema Garg10 months ago

Simply awesome.