KERALA CHICKEN CURRY

This kerala chicken curry prepared with roasted coconut gravy is my dear to heart.There are multiple variations for kerala chicken curry ,but this particular recipe is loved and prepared very commonly in most of the south indain houses .The gravy is mildy spicy and make a great combination for apppam ,steamed rice ,chapathi etc.For this recipe i have used very few staple ingredients which are readily available at any kerala households.

INGREDIENTS

FOR MARINATION

chicken- 1kg

Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp

Pepper powder -2 tsp

salt

FOR ROASTING

Grated coconut -1/2 cup

cumin seeds -1 tsp

Chopped onions -2 tbsp

Curry leaves

Coconut Oil -2 tbsp

Garlic -6 cloves

Chilli powder -2 tsp

Turmeric powder -1/4th tsp

Coriander powder -2tsp

VEGETABLES

Sliced Onions -1 large sized

Ginger -1 small sized

Garlic -4-5 cloves

Green chillies -3

chopped Tomato -1

METHOD

  • Take a mixing bowl and add chicken pieces along with turmeric powder, pepper powder and salt.
  • Mix well and keep the marination for 20 minutes.
  • Heat some oil in a pan ,add grated coconut along with ,chopped onions garlic, cumin seeds, curry leaves etc.
  • Once it turns golden brown add spices (chilli powder ,turmeric powder and coriander powder).
  • Roast it in a very low flame.Once it becomes aromatic ,switch off the flame and let it cool for a while.
  • Once it cools down ,grind and make a thick paste out of it.
  • Take all the sliced veggies and add into marinated chicken pieces.
  • Add 1/2 cup of water and let it cook for 10 minute in a medium flame.
  • Once chicken become tender add ground coconut paste and let it cook for another 5 minutes in a medium flame.
  • Once the curry starts to boil ,check the taste ,add salt if required.
  • Finally fry some onions and pour it over the curry.
  • Serve hot with some appam, chapathi, steamed rice etc.

PICTORIAL INSTRUCTIONS

In a pan keep all the ingredients for marination (chicken ,turmeric powder ,pepper powder and salt).Mix well .Let the chicken pieces get absorbed with all the flavor s of masala.
keep the marination for 20 minutes
Heat some oil in a pan ,add grated coconut along with chopped onions, garlic, cumin seeds and curry leaves.
Roast until it’s colour changes slightly brown.
Add masala. chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder.Roast until masala become slightly heated up.
Once masala is ready , let it cool for a while.Then grind it by adding some water till you get a smooth pate out of it.
Sliced onions, chopped tomatoes,Green chillies, Ginger ,garlic.
Add all veggies in the marinated chicken.Let ot cook for 10-15. minutes.
Once they are half cooked ,add coconut paste and let it cook for another 5-8 minutes in a medium flame.
roasted coconut paste .
Finally fry some onions till they become brown colour and pour it over the curry.

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