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Chicken In White Curry
(Murgh Muasalam)
Contributed By: Admin

The DVD edition of
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

1.5 kg (3 lb) chicken
Black pepper
2 tbsps ghee
1 large onion, minced
4 cloves garlic, crushed
2.5 cm (1 inch) piece fresh ginger, minced
1 tbsp coriander, ground
3 cloves, crushed
1 tsp black peppercorns, crushed
2 tsps cumin, ground
2 bay leaves
60 g (2 oz) white poppy seeds, soaked overnight
2 cups water
cup thick cream
Chili powder
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander leaves

1.   Clean chicken and wipe dry. Cut into large pieces and rub with salt and pepper. Melt ghee in a heavy pan and fry onion and garlic for 3 minutes on moderate beat. Add ginger and spices and fry for a further 3 minutes. Put in chicken and cook until well coloured. Add bay Leaves.

2.   Grind poppy seeds to a smooth paste. Add cup water to the pot and simmer until dried up, then add remaining water and poppy seeds and simmer until the sauce is thick and creamy and chicken is tender. Stir in thick cream and add salt, pepper and chili powder to taste.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.



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