For the spice paste:
For the flavouring powder:
Grind the ingredients given into a smooth spice paste and set aside.
Dry roast the ingredients for the spicy flavoring powder for 5 minutes on a low flame. Set them aside to cool and grind them into a fine powder.
Heat oil in a vessel and add fenugreek. When it is browned, add cinnamon, kalpasi, garlic and shallots.
When the shallots are well browned, add the chicken. Mix in the ground spice paste and stir well.
Add chilli powder, coriander powder and salt to taste. Roast for a few more minutes.
Sprinkle the flavoring powder over the chicken and mix well. Remove from the fire, cover and set aside for an half an hour to let the chicken get infused with the flavor. Serve with rice, porottas, chappatis or naan.
By Ria Samuel