ghee (Clarified butter) or oil
1 1⁄2 onions, peeled and finely diced
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 teaspoons dhana jeeru (cumin)
1 1⁄2 teaspoons red chillies, or to taste
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon turmeric
2 teaspoons salt
3 teaspoons plain ginger garlic
1 whole chicken, skin removed and cut into 9 pieces
3-4 jewel sweet potatoes (yellow flesh)
500 ml sourmilk, at room temperature
Chopped coriander, for garnishing
Braise the onions and cumin seeds in the ghee (Clarified butter) until onions are golden. Add the spices and ginger garlic, and mix well. Add the chicken and cook with the lid on until chicken is cooked all the way through, preserving any liquids. Remove from heat and let cool down.
Meanwhile, slice the sweet potatoes and cook on the side. (I use my airfryer but you can also boil or microwave them.)
When the chicken is cooled, remove it from the pot. Add the room temperature punnet of sourmilk and mix well. Add the chopped cilantro, chicken pieces, and cooked sweet potato and mix well.
Reheat before serving gently - do not boil or your gravy will split.
Goes well with either roti or rice.