Pista Murg - Chicken with Pistachios
is one of the recipes that has been provided by Vandana
who is very much a keen cook of Indian dishes. Hopefully
there will be more to come!
asked Vandana for a little background information:
live in Pune, India. I am a South Indian so many of
my recipes are from that area. I enjoy cooking and my
family and friends do say that it is appetizing! By
profession I am a Relocation Consultant and the India
head of an International Charity. I hope that covers
small chicken cut into 12 pieces
2 large onions
1/2 cup yoghurt
2 tsp ginger garlic paste
4 tbsp oil
2 tbsp coriander powder
1 tsp while pepper powder
salt to taste
1/2 cup fresh cream
1/2 tsp garam masala
a paste of:
1/2 cup pistachio nuts soaked and peeled
4 green chilies
1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander
and cut onions into four large pieces. Boil them in
1 cup of water for 2 - 3 minutes. Drain, cool and
grind to a fine paste.
pistachios in hot water for 10 minutes. Drain and
peel. Reserve a few pistachios for garnish. Grind
the remaining pistachios with green chilies and chopped
oil in a pan and add boiled onion paste and sauté
for 4 - 5 minutes until dry and the oil seperates.
ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute. Add coriander
powder, while pepper powder, salt and mix well. Stir
in the pistachio paste and cook for 2 minutes on a
chicken pieces and sauté them on a low heat
for 2 minutes.
2 cups of water and simmer on a low heat for 15 -
20 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked.
in yogurt and simmer for 2 minutes. Add fresh cream,
sprinkle with garam masala powder and serve hot, garnished
with the remaining pistachio nuts.