Mughlai Chicken With Almonds

Course : Curry
Serves: 1
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1 pieces ginger
8 cloves garlic
6 tablespoons blanched almonds
7 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 piece cinnamon stick
2 pieces bay leaves
5 whole cloves
10 whole cardamom
2 medium onions -- (cut into small pieces)
2 teaspoons ground cumin seeds
1/8 teaspoon red pepper -- up to 1/2
7 tablespoons yogurt
1 pint whipped cream
1/4 teaspoon garam masala
2 1/2 pounds chicken boneless
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 bunch coriander leaves

Preparation / Directions:

Grind the ginger, garlic, and almonds with water. Heat oil in a non-stick pan, and fry the chicken until it turns golden brown. Keep it aside and drain the oil. Heat some oil and add the cardamom, bay leaves and cloves and fry until the bay leaves turn brown. Add the onions and fry for a few minutes. Pour the paste from the blender and fry for a couple of minutes until the oil separates. Add 1 tablespoon of yogurt and fry for 30 seconds. Keep adding tablespoons of yogurt and fry until you get a consistent mixture. Add the chicken, whipped cream and salt and cook gently (low heat) for 20 minutes. Add Garam Masala and coriander leaves and cook for another 10 minutes.

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