It is one of those unassuming, ordinary sorts of dishes that can transform a meal into something special. Easy to rustle up at short notice, since it does not bother with any complicated ingredients or equipment, it was a favorite when unexpected guests arrived at estate homes.
Heat 2 tsp oil in a frying pan to add 5 kadi patta, 1/4th tsp whole black pepper, 1/4th cup julienne onion and sauté.
Once the onions start turning slightly transparent, add 1 tsp ginger garlic paste, 1/4th cup chopped tomato and sauté.
Once the tomatoes are softened and reduced, add the chicken pieces and mix well.
Once the chicken is properly mixed with all the ingredients, cover and allow it to cook.
Once the chicken is golden brown, remove the cover to add 1 tsp tamarind pulp, 1/8th tsp haldi, 1/4th tsp salt, 1/2 tsp red chilli powder, 1/2 tsp dhania powder,1/4th tsp jeera powder and 1/2 tsp black pepper powder.
Pouring in a little water mix properly.
Sprinkle 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves, cover and allow it to cook again.
Once done, take off the flame and transfer to a serving bowl.
Serve hot with chapatti or rice.