Thursday, August 20, 2015

Kosha Murgi Alu - Chicken Curry with Potatoes

Kosha Murgi
This is a simple stir-fried chicken curry with cubed potatoes. It's cooked on the stove-top rather than in a pressure cooker because the chicken cooks quickly in about 20 minutes on a simmer. This dish goes well with hot Basmati/jasmine rice or any Indian bread, accompanied by a dish of lentils or vegetables.

Skinless and boneless chicken thighs come in packages of 12-16 pieces at Sam's Club so I cut each into bite-size pieces, marinate them in ginger & garlic paste, salt, Kashmiri mirch and oil, divide them into 4 separate Ziploc bags and freeze them. The night before cooking a chicken dish, I transfer a bag of marinated chicken from the freezer to the refrigerator so that the chicken is completely thawed. A couple of hours before cooking, I take the package out of the refrigerator and bring it to room temperature on the kitchen counter.