This is one of my favourite starters. When I am planning for an elaborate dinner I keep some dishes that do not require much time without compromising on taste. This recipe is dedicated to my late maternal uncle, who used to love cooking and hosting. Right from cleaning the meat to cooking he would do everything by himself, except for adding salt. For which he would ask my mom ( his younger sister) or my aunt. He had a big mortar and pestle in which he used to grind onion garlic and also make mint chutneys.
We call this preparation “methi & kali mirch chicken“. The recipe does not require standing for a long time and there is no need to roast one ingredient after the other. It is a one pot recipe. You just need to marinate chicken along with all the ingredients for 2-3 hours and then cook it at slow flame.
This recipe is a big hit with all kids in the family , as it is not spicy and flavors are also very mild. It goes well with Drinks as a starter. It can be served as a side dish too or if you just want to make a quick meal have it with Paratha. If it is a large gathering and I am serving the chicken as a starter , instead of using curry cut chicken I use drumsticks as it is more convenient to serve as well eat.