കോഴി തേങ്ങാപാലിൽ വറ്റിച്ചത് | Chicken Thengapaalil Vattichathu

A nadan chicken curry recipe with a twist.


Link To Recipe – https://www.yummyoyummy.com/2019/03/chicken-vattichathu.html

Ingredients (Serves 5 – 6)
1. Chicken, bone-in – 3/4 – 1 kg, cleaned and cut into small pieces
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp
Salt – As required
Marinate chicken pieces with turmeric powder, pepper powder and salt for at least 30 minutes or 2 – 3 hrs in the refrigerator. Take it out 30 minutes before cooking
3. Coconut Oil – 3-4 tbsp,
Onion – 1 large, thinly sliced and halved (Around 1.5 – 2 cups)
4. Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tbsp (or 1 tbsp each crushed ginger and garlic)
5. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder (good quality kashmiri chilly powder) – 1 tbsp
Coriander powder – 1.5 tbsp
6. Garam masala powder – 1 – 1.5 tsp or to taste
7. Tomato – 1 medium, chopped
8. Coconut milk (medium) – 1/2 – 3/4 cup (fresh/canned/coconut milk powder. I used canned coconut milk.)
9. Curry leaves – 1 – 2 sprigs
10. Salt – To taste


Recipe for Garam Masala (Yield – Around 3 tbsp)

Fennel Seeds (Perumjeerakam) – 2 tbsp
Cloves (Grambu) – 12
Cinnamon stick (Karuvapatta) – 1 inch
Cardamom (Elaikka) – 5
Star anise (Thakkolam) – 2 small
Whole pepper (Kurumulaku) -15
Poppy seeds (Kus Kus) – 1 tsp (optional)
Grind the above ingredients for garam masala to a fine powder. You need only 1 tbsp garam masala powder for this recipe. Store the remaining in an airtight container to use later.

Method

1. Heat coconut oil in a large thick-bottomed pan and add onion, curry leaves and little salt. Saute until translucent. Add ginger-garlic paste and mix well. Saute until onion turns golden. Add turmeric powder, chilly powder and coriander powder. Cook for a few minutes until their raw smell disappears. Add chopped tomato, curry leaves and cook until mashed up and oil separates over medium-low heat. Add garam masala powder and mix well. Next add chicken pieces and mix well. Cook for a few minutes. Add 1/2 – 3/4 cup coconut milk and mix well. Cover and cook over medium or medium low until chicken is completely done and coated with masala. Add a few curry leaves and mix well.
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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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