And it's always been with regard to her expertise in fish preparation. With her ancestral Bangladeshi roots, knowledge about fish and fish preparation goes with the territory. It's where Bengali's prevail! This is a well known fact in India's vast and diverse culinary labyrinth.
What was unknown to me were her 'wicked' meat cooking skills!
My father-in-law has a lot to do with this. You see in first 8 years of our marriage, my father-in-law never ate any kind of meat. Fish and vegetables was the staple. It was only on one of visits after many years did we learn that my father-in-law had once again begun eating meat. This allowed so much more freedom in the kitchen which was like a breathe of fresh air to us carnivorous women!
What makes this chicken unique is the very simple and brilliant use of while spices - whole coriander seeds, an array of ground spices as well as the marinating & stewing the chicken in yogurt. These subtle variations believe it or not brings a whole new dimension to the flavor of the dish which I know you'll appreciate as much as I do.
So without much further ado, let's get cooking!