It was a Friday. Mr. Man was leaving for office, and I asked him to come before lunch. There was no reason to come back home from office early. I told him, if he could come back early, he would get a enticing lunch. As soon as I told that, him readily agreed to come back hone early. After he left, I sat down to think, what could I cook. Actually I was not in the mood of cooking. Slowly I went back to kitchen. Standing in front of the kitchen window I was thinking, what on earth happened that I asked him to come for lunch. I raked my finger in my hair for some time. Then chicken kasha came into mind. I pulled back my hair, tied tightly with a clutch, and started my cooking.
I don’t know the actual recipe of Chicken Kasha (Chicken in spicy gravy). Whatever, I cook totally my recipe. One whole chicken (I used half of it) One cup greek yogurt One tsp ginger paste One tsp garlic paste One medium sized onion Half cup tomato paste Half tsp. cinnamon powder Half tsp. clove powder Half tsp. nutmeg powder Salt to taste Pinch of turmeric powder Three tbsp. of oil Marinate the chicken with yogurt, and salt. Keep it for half an hour. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan in medium. Sauté the chicken pieces adding a few at a time in the oil. Take the pieces in a bowl, and keep them aside. In the same oil, add ginger paste, garlic paste, and onion. Sauté for few minutes with covering the pan. Then add the tomato paste. Stir well, and let it cook, covering the pan. Check time to time, and scrape the spices from and side of the pan, as well as scrape the bottom. When oil start oozing out, add all the powdered spices, salt, and turmeric powder. Mix well, and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the fried chicken pieces, mix well. Let it cook for some time. Then add two cups or more water. Bring into boil. Cook until the chicken in done. Uncover the pan, keep cooking until the gravy becomes thick. Serve hot with sweet fried rice.