Posted by Annita on February 10, 2007
Yet another recipe from my mother in law,i must say this is a real deliccacy which enhances the flavours of Kerala.Chicken pieces cooked in spices are sauteed in coconut oil along with grated coconut and piquant curry leaves, give out subtle aromas that you cannot resist.This spicy dish tastes best when served with rice and Pulissery.
And now the recipe…
Bonned Chicken cut into small pieces – 1/2 kg
Onion sliced finely- 1 big
Ginger grated – 1 and 1/2 tsp
Garlic chopped -1 and 1/2 tsp
Green chillies chopped – 4 or 5
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 2 tsp
Garam masala/Chicken Masala powder – 1 tsp
Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp (Use more or less according to your taste)
Grated coconut – 3/4 cup
Curry Leaves -2 sprig
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Coconut Oil – as needed
Salt – to taste
Mix together onion,ginger,garlic,green chillies,turmeric powder,coriander powder,garam masala powder and salt along with the chicken pieces and cook in a medium heat, stirring in between until chicken turns soft and all the water evaporates.Grind together coconut and red chilly powder into a coarse paste adding very little water.Keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan,allow mustard seeds to splutter and then add curry leaves and fry for few seconds.Now add in cooked chicken and saute for 2-3 minutes.Stir in ground coconut mixture and fry well for 10-15 mins in low heat stirring occasionally.