Trivandrum Style Chicken Thoran

Trivandrum style chicken thoran

Ingredients (Serves 7)

1. Chicken, bone-in – 3/4 – 1 kg, cut into very small pieces

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp

Salt – As required

2. Coconut oil – 2 tbsp

3. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

4. Onion – 1/2 cup, chopped

Shallots / pearl onion – 10 – 15, thinly sliced

Ginger – 2 tsp, crushed

Garlic – 2 tsp, crushed

Green chilies – 2, diagonally sliced

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

5. Onion – 1 cup, thinly sliced

6.  Grated coconut – 1.5 – 2 cups or as required

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Kashmiri chilly powder (good quality) – 1.5 tbsp

Fennel seeds – 1/4 tsp

Whole black pepper corns – 1/4 tsp (optional)

7. Garam masala powder – 1 tsp

8. Coconut oil – 1.5 tsp

Curry leaves – A few

9. Salt – To taste

Method

1. Combine chicken pieces with turmeric powder, pepper powder and salt. Set aside for 30 minutes. This step is optional.

2. Heat 2 tbsp coconut oil in a pan/kadai or cheena chatti over medium-high heat and splutter mustard seeds. Add onion, shallots, little salt, ginger, garlic, green chilies and curry leaves. Saute until onion and shallots turn light golden. Add chicken pieces, 1 cup of thinly sliced coconut and mix well. Cook covered over medium-low heat, stirring in between. Cook until chicken pieces are completely cooked, takes about 20 – 25 minutes. Add a tsp of garam masala powder and mix well.

3. Meanwhile crush grated coconut adding the remaining ingredients numbered 6. Add this to the cooked chicken pieces. Cover and cook for 2 – 3 minutes. Open the lid and cook until mostly dry. Add a tsp of coconut oil and a few curry leaves for an extra taste. Serve with rice and other side-dishes.

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Trivandrum style chicken thoran

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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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