I once came across this recipe through a cooking show, immediately i wanted to try it. Within a couple of days i bought all the stuff and got into action. I should tell you the end result was amazing and it tasted so yummy. We enjoyed this curry with idiappam and it was so good.I was waiting to post this recipe for so long. It was sitting in my drafts for months. Finally the day has arrived.
This is so simple to make, it involves lots of spice powders and masalas. If you can find lemon grass add that too, it gives a nice flavour to it. But i could't find it so i didn't add it. I hope you will try it and let me know what you think.
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 1 hour
Serves : 7 to 8
Ghee / Clarified Butter - 3 tblspn
Cardamom pods -4
Fenugreek Seeds / Vendayam - 1 tsp
Cinnamon Stick - 1 small one
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Onion - 5 medium size chopped finely
Ginger - 2 tblspn minced
Garlic - 2 tblspn minced
Salt to taste
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Coriander powder / Malli podi - 1 tblspn
Turmeric powder / Manjal podi - 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 2 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
Fennel Powder / Saunf Powder / Sombu Powder - 1 tsp
Tomato - 4 medium size chopped finely
Chicken - 1 kg cut into pieces
Pandan leaf - 1
Vinegar - 2 tblspn
Thick Coconut Milk - 1 cup / 250 ml
Heat ghee in a deep pot. Add in cardamom, cinnamon, fenugreek and fry for a min.
Add in curry leaves and let them splutter.
Add in onions and saute them for few minutes till they turn translucent.
Add in ginger, garlic, salt and give a good stir.
Now add in all the spice powders starting from chilli to fennel and give a good mix.
Add in crushed tomatoes and cook for 5 mins till oil separates from it.
Add in chicken and let it get coated in all the masala.
Add in pandan leaf, vinegar and mix well.
Cover with a lid and simmer the flame. let it cook for 40 to 45 mins till it is cooked completely.
Now add in coconut milk and mix well. Simmer for a couple of mins.
Serve with rice or anything of your choice.
|Take all your ingredients|
|Add in tempering items|
|Add in curry leaves|
|Add in onions and mix well|
|Add in ginger|
|Saute till golden|
|Add in spice powders|
|And some more spice powder|
|Add in tomatoes|
|Add in chicken pieces|
|And coat well with the masala|
|Add in pandan leaf|
|Add in vinegar..|
|Cover and Simmer|
|Till chicken is cooked|
|Add in coconut milk|