Kanthari Chicken Curry

Ingredients (Serves 5 – 6)

1. Chicken – 1/2  kg, cut into medium-small pieces

2. Coconut oil – 2 -3 tbsp

3. Shallots – 3/4 – 1 cup, sliced

    Curry leaves – 1 – 2 sprigs

4. Ginger and garlic – 2 tsp each, crushed

5. Kanthari mulaku / birds eye chilies – 10 – 15, crushed (add according to your spice tolerance)

6. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Coriander powder – 1.5 tsp

Pepper powder -1/2 tsp

    Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp

7.  Tomato – 1 small, chopped

8. Thin coconut milk – 1/2 cup (You can use hot water instead)

9.   Cashews – 6 – 8, soaked in warm water for 15 minutes and ground to a paste

      Thick coconut milk – 1/4 cup or as required to taste

10. Salt – To taste

Ingredients

1. Heat 2 – 3 tbsp coconut oil in a heavy-bottomed pan at medium heat. Add sliced shallots, 2 – 3 kanthari mulaku/ bird’s eye chilies, little salt and curry leaves. Saute until shallots turns soft. Add crushed ginger-garlic, crushed kanthari mulaku / bird’s eye chilies and cook until shallots turn light golden. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder and pepper powder. Cook for 1 – 2 minutes over low heat. Add chopped tomato and cook for 3 – 4 minutes. Add salt, to taste.

2. Next add chicken pieces and mix well.  Cook for 4 – 5 minutes, stirring in between. Add thin coconut milk and mix well. Cover and cook for 25 – 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken is done. Add garam masala powder and cashew paste. Cook for a minute.

3.  Add thick coconut milk and few curry leaves. Mix well and taste-check for salt. Cook for a minute over low heat. Switch off. Serve with appam/idiyappam/pathiri/chapathi. It tastes really yum, do give a try.

 

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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