for the chicken : 1 chicken cut into 8 to 10 pieces or even smaller if you can . oil 1 big onion chopped or 2 small all the whole spices approx 4 of each 1 teaspoon garlic 1 teaspoon ginger 1 teaspoon red chili paste 2 teaspoon dhana powder 1 teaspoon jeera powder ½ teaspoon haldi salt to taste
2 tomatoes grated or pureed 1 tablespoon achaar masala chopped dhania (coriander) for garnish
if you have a pressure cooker pop the dhal in with some water and soften it , approx 3 whistles . if not boil it until soft , must be nice and soft .
chicken : Add the oil , whole spices and onions to a pot allow onions to braise until golden . Add the ginger , garlic and red chili paste and saute until you get the aromas , add the chicken and the remaining spices allow the chicken to cook till almost done . add the tomatoes and the soften dhal and allow the tomato water to dry , add the achaar masala and cook little more . add some water if very dry . garnish with dhania (coriander) . serve with roti and kachumbar