Chicken korma


This is a very rich curry made with a paste of watermelon seeds(dried) and almonds.I have tried sesame seeds,and other nuts in recipes but this is the first time I tried with water melon seeds,and it tasted really good.Just christened the new dish, plainly as chicken korma.Now to get to the recipe.
500 gm chicken (preferably curry)
One onion cubed
4-5 green chillies split
1 tablespoon ginger -garlic paste
2-3 tomatoes chopped
1tsp.chilli powder
1/2 tsp.turmeric powder
1/2 tsp.garam masala powder
1bay leaf
Cinammon a small piece
2-3 cloves
2-3 tblsp.ghee
Salt to taste.
2-3 cardamons
1/4 of a coconut
2tblsp.watermelon seeds
7-8 almonds
Grind the bold listed ingredients fine and set aside. Pour ghee in a heavy bottomed vessel preferably a pressure cooker,add the onions cinammon and Bayleaf,cloves and cook till onions are light brown.Next add the green chillies, ginger-garlic paste,tomatoes and salt,and saute for a minute.Add the chicken,chilli powder,turmeric powder,and garam masala powder and allow to cook in its juice.If using pressure cooker for 2-3 whistles.After the steam is out open the cooker, add the coconut paste and cook for a further five minutes. If you like more gravy you can add water.
You can serve with pulaos,or rotis.

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