Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry

Ingredients (Serves 8 – 10)

1. Chicken – 1.5 – 2 kg, cut into small pieces

2. Crushed ginger-garlic – 1.5 – 2 tbsp

    Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

    Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

    Garam masala powder – 1 tsp

    Salt – To taste

3. Coconut oil – 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp

4. Thenga kothu – 1/4 cup

5. Onion – 4 – 5 medium, thinly sliced (Around 4 – 5 cups)

6. Hing /kaya podi – 1 pinch

7. Whole spices – Cardamom – 2, cloves – 3 – 4, cinnamon stick – 1/2 inch, kus kus – 1/4 tsp

8. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

    Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp

    Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

    Kashmiri chilly powder – 2.5 – 3 tbsp

    Coriander powder – 3 – 3.5 tbsp

9. Tomato – 2 medium-small, sliced

10. Curry leaves – 1 sprig

11. Salt – To taste

Method

1. Marinate chicken pieces with all the ingredients numbered 2 for at least 1 hour.

2. Heat coconut oil in a deep pan. Fry thenga kothu until lightly browned. Next add onion, little salt and hing. Fry until onion turns lightly browned. (Set aside 3/4 cup of the cooked onion. Cool and grind to a paste in the small jar of a mixie.)

3. Add the whole spices and spice powders numbered 8. Cook for a few seconds. Add the chicken pieces and mix well. Add the sliced tomatoes and curry leaves. Cover and cook for a few minutes. Add 1 cup hot water and mix well. Cover and cook for 15 minutes until the chicken is half-done. Open the lid and add the ground onion paste. Again cover and cook for 10 – 15 minutes until the chicken is well-done and the gravy is very thick. Switch off. Serve hot with pulav / chapathis.

Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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