Train chicken is my friend Rabiyah’s special recipe which is my top favourite. I have tried many chicken curries and chicken masala but this one is one of my favourites. She make it for me whenever I go to her place or whenever we do one dish parties. The name Train Chicken is associated with her childhood memory because she used to live in Lahore and her cousins and Aunt & Uncle were used to live in Quetta. They used to visit each other by train in summer vacations and their mothers used to cook this chicken to eat during the journey in train. So this simple and easy chicken recipe is called Train Chicken.
- 1 chicken, skinless, cut into curry, 16 pcs.
- 2 small onions, 1 large onion, cut into slices
- 1 tbspn ginger and garlic (crushed)
- 6 – 8 green chillies
- 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
- 1 cup oil
- Salt to taste
- 1 tbspn red chilli powder
- 1 tbspn cumin (pan roasted & coarsely ground)
- 1 tbspn coriander (coarsely ground)
- 1 tspn garam masala
- 1 chicken stock cube (I add it for extra chicken flavor)
- Fresh green coriander (chopped)
- Fresh green chillies (sliced)
- Wash the chicken and put It in a colander to remove excess water.
- Heat oil in a pan and add chicken. When it starts changing color, add ginger, garlic and chicken stock cube. Fry until its golden. Take it out in a plate and leave on the benchtop until needed.
- In the same oil, fry onions till they are golden, add green chillies and tomatoes. Cook until tomatoes leave the stiffness. Add all the spices, except garam masala and simmer the curry. Add a splash of warm water and cook on medium heat. Do this 3 – 5 times until the oil starts separating from the masala.
- Add chicken, garam masala and ½ the amount of coriander. Mix and cook on low heat with lid on for 15 minutes or until the chicken is fully tender.
- Transfer the chicken in your serving dish, garnish with some coriander and chillies and serve hot with rotis.