This recipe i jotted down long back from a newspaper and tried it many times.The combination of chicken and tamarind is excellent and this curry is from a place called nellore in Andhra pradesh and is quite famous there.
Chicken 1 kg
Onion chopped 1
Tomato 1 (chopped into 4 pcs)
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Juice of half lemon
Salt as per taste
Wash chicken.Add all the above ingredients.Mix well.Pour one glass of water and cook.Once the chicken is soft and there is still some water remaining switch of the stove and keep aside.
Make a fine paste of the following ingredients:-
Fresh coconut 1 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Garam masala 1/2 tsp
Onion 1 chopped
Green chillies silted 2
Cinnamon 1'' 2pcs
Curd 1 tbsp
Tamarind small lemon size (extract juice from tamarind)
Take oil in a pan,heat it and add cinnamon,cloves and cardamom.Once they crackle add onions and fry till brown in colour.Add green chillies and fry.
Add masala paste and fry till oil comes out.
Add curd and saute of 2-3 minutes.
Then add tamarind juice and let it boil for another 3-4 minutes.
Now pour in the boiled chicken along with water.
Cook on high flame for 10 minutes and then on low flame till it thickens into a gravy.
Serve hot with rice/dosa/parathas.