I have not been cooking much since last Thursday. It’s been a busy festive week! Durga Puja Celebration was going on in full swing and that also included a lot of eating out. It was a good break from the usual routine. Getting back in the kitchen after a gap is always a little challenging and I needed an easy comfort meal to start. Few months back, my Mom had mentioned about this caramelized onion chicken curry that she had tried and everybody loved it. So, I gave it a go yesterday morning. The caramelized onion added a lovely rich vibrant shade along with mild sweetness, which we all loved!
For me, cooking chicken is always comforting and I often look for different ways to prepare it. Because the kiddo can’t candle heat yet, I look for mellow flavored dishes that doesn’t involve too much spice yet gives a flavor bang. The idea of caramelizing onion can sound like too much work but trust me, apart from that, it’s all easy one pot stirring activity. What I also loved about this curry is how creamy the gravy turns out without adding any cream. The caramelized onion paste does all the work.
The key note to remember is when you are caramelizing onion, make sure you give it your complete attention. You don’t have to gawk at it the entire time but just be around to stir the onion every now and then.
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Now, back to the caramelized chicken curry. If you are a vegetarian, try the same recipe with vegetables like cauliflower or potatoes, with tofu or paneer. It will work great! I love to pair this dish with Naan, but you could go with rice as well.