I really have very high regards for the working women, balancing home and office is not an easy task. Both are demanding and one cannot ignore one for the other or should not? Well it all depends upon one's level of commitment. I feel an urge to write few recipes, very simple ones for such women so that they do not have to sweat in the kitchen back from work. Today, if there are smart solution for everything, our kitchens should also get smarter, atleast on weekdays. Less elaborate, minimal effort, yet no compromise with taste and to be served fresh on the table.
Keeping all these factors in mind, I prepared this simple black pepper chicken with minimal spices. Doing this I did not follow other black pepper chicken recipes already present. It was a kind of experiment for me using only onion, garlic paste, freshly ground black pepper and turmeric. I visualised a tired woman in the kitchen on a weekday night and proceeded. The curry was light and soupy, went very well with hot rotis. Served with rotis along with a veggie or dal, its an excellent and easy weekday menu which will make your family happy. Let us see how we do it.
Chicken : 500gm
Onion : 2medium
Garlic Paste : 1tbsp
Lemon Juice : 4tbsp
Black Pepper Powder[freshly ground] : 1tbsp
Turmeric Powder : 1tsp
Salt : As required
Oil : 4tbsp
Wash the chicken thoroughly. Marinate with lemon juice, black pepper powder, half of the turmeric powder and salt as required. Keep aside for 1 hour.
Peel, wash and slice the onions. Heat oil in a wok. Fry the sliced onions till golden brown.
Add the garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes away. Add the rest of the turmeric powder and salt as required. Stir for 1minute.
Add the marinated chicken with all the marinade. Stir and cover cook at medium to low heat till all the water dries up. We need to stir every 5 minutes.
Add 1 cup water and cover cook for another 8-10 minutes at medium to low heat.
Enjoy with any kind of Indian flat bread.