The Choti Si Baat of Chicken Ala Poos
As a blogger, your research for recipes sees absolutely no end. You leave no stone unturned in search for a good recipe that you would, first enjoy at your home and then go ahead sharing with your readers. A very big contribution to this recipe is often being made by my Granny’s collection of recipes that she had been doing for God knows years. It is basically a clipped collection of over 25 pages of recipe cut-outs that she has torn off various Bengali magazines. This Chicken Ala Poos recipe is another jewel from this collection.
Once I was quite happy with the results, I decided to write down the recipe. And while I googled the name, almost nothing came out of the search. Except a little mention of this dish where it lived a few moments of glory in the yesteryear’s Bollywood movie, Choti Si Baat.
In this movie, the three of the characters played by actors Amol Palekar, Vidya Sinha and Asrani visit, now closed, Samovar Cafe at Jehangir Art Gallery in Mumbai. There they order their meal which includes this particular dish we are talking about.
So, it has never harmed anyone from having another Chicken recipe up on the sleeve. One great thing about cooking a Chicken dish is that it is quick and takes up the flavour of spices it is cooked with. So, here’s the recipe:
Simple Chicken Recipe which had its moment of glory on Bollywood movie, Choti Si Baat. Read more Indian Chicken Recipes, and Chicken Soup Recipes here.
- 500 gms. Chicken
- 1/2 cup Vinegar
- 3 Onions Large - Finely Chopped
- 6-7 Cloves of Garlic
- 2 inches Ginger
- 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds
- 3 tbsp Butter
- 1 tbsp Pepper Powder
- 2 Green Cardamom
- 3-4 Cloves
- 2-3 Green Chilies
- 2-3 Threads of Mace
- A pinch of Nutmeg Powder
- 1/2 cup Milk
- A pinch of Saffron
Soak the Chicken pieces in Vinegar with some salt.
Soak the Nutmeg, Mace and Saffron in Milk.
Grind the Ginger, garlic and rest of the spices together in smooth paste.
Heat half of the butter in a pan. Drain the chicken and fry them in butter. Once golden, take them out.
Add rest of the butter in the same pan and fry the Onions till light brown.
Now, add the spice mix paste and fry till its sauteed well.
Then add the chicken pieces back and mix everything well.
Finally, when the chicken is cooked well, add the milk along with soaked spices. Check for seasoning and add salt as required.
Serve once done.