Monday, July 20, 2009

Instant Chicken

This is comfort food for me, ma made this chicken very often when she was in a hurry as this chicken is made in the pressure cooker.
My Papa, brother and me enjoyed it a lot coz it was so yummy it did not matter to us that it was not made with lot of toil and energy. Ma always made green peas rice to accompany this chicken.
I make this instant chicken a lot as my family loves it too.
My 2 year old daughter enjoys it a lot as I make it very mild and using chicken wings as she likes to hold the wing and eat it rather then boneless chicken :D

1 lb chicken( I used wings),

Marinate chicken for 15 -20 minutes in
2 tbsp ginger-garlic-green chilly-coriander leaves paste,

1 tbsp oil,
2 cups finely chopped onions,
1 tomato chopped fine,
4 cloves,
1 black cardamom,
5 black peppercorns,
1 inch piece cinnamon,
1-2 green chillies(slit),
1 tbsp grated ginger,
1 tsp turmeric powder,
1 tbsp paprika,
1 tbsp crushed kasoori methi.

  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in pressure cooker, add onions and cook till transparent, add chopped tomatoes, ginger, turmeric, paprika, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, peppercorns, slit green chillies, and cook till blended well,
  2. Add marinated chicken and stir till the masala is coated to the chicken. Add the crushed kasoori methi and stir well.
  3. Put the pressure cooker lid on with the whistle( no need to add any water, the tomato and chicken release their own water ) and turn the heat to high, let 3-4 whistles come, take off heat and let cool.
  4. Serve with plain rice or green peas rice(recipe coming soon).


Can add more green chillies to make more spicy. The amount of chilly that I used was just right for my 2 year old daughter to enjoy :)


  1. Hi Mayuri,
    Making this recipe again today. Turns out wonderful everytime . It's so easy and kidfriendly too. Thanks!!

  2. I am happy that u like the recipe.