We buy chicken atleast once or twice in a week. Each time i make it different ways. Most of the time it will be a curry, a roast kind of dish and a fried chicken dish..Sometimes i make it thick and masala like, so it goes well with chapati or paratha.
I make masala chicken dish two ways one with coconut and other without coconut. This recipe is using coconut and i will share the other version soon.
So off you go to the recipe and let me know how it turned out for you..
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 45 to 50 mins
Serves : 4
Chicken – 500 grams
Onion – 2 large sliced thinly
Tomatoes – 2 large sliced thinly
Green Chillies – 2 slit
Curry leaves a handful
Chilli Powder – 1 tblspn
Coriander powder – 2 tblspn
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi – 1 tsp
Cumin Powder / Jeera Podi – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil – 2 tblspn
Coriander leaves – 3 tblspn finely chopped
Fresh Coconut – 1/2 cup grated
Poppy Seeds / Khus Khus / Kasa Kasa – 2 tblspn
Cinnamon Stick / Pattai – 4 cm piece
Fennel Seeds / Saunf / Sombu – 1 tblspn
Take the grinding ingredients in a blender and make it into a smooth puree. Set aside till use.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add in onions, chillies and curry leaves. Saute till the onions turn golden.
Add in ginger garlic paste and saute for a min.
Add in salt and all the spice powders. Mix well for 30 sec.
Add in finely chopped tomatoes and saute for 5 to 7 mins till the tomatoes turn mushy.
Add in the chicken pieces and toss well with the masala.
Now cover the pressure cooker, cook for 3 whistle. Simmer the pan for 5 mins. Turn off the heat and let them steam go all by itself.
Open the cooker and transfer this curry to a pot.
Add in coconut masala and mix well. Cover this and Boil this for 10 mins or so till the curry thickens like a masala.
Add in coriander leaves and mix well.
Serve over rice.
|Take all your ingredients|
|Ingredients for grinding|
|Take them in a blender|
|Make it into a smooth puree|
|Heat oil in a pressure cooker|
|Add in onions, curry leaves and green chillies|
|Saute till it gets golden|
|Add in ginger garlic paste|
|Add in chopped tomatoes|
|Cook till the tomatoes turn mushy|
|Add in chicken|
|Mix well with the masala|
|Cover and pressure cook|
|Chicken is done|
|Now transfer this to a kadai.|
|Add in the ground coconut masala|
|Bring this to a boil|
|cover and simmer|
|Now the masala is thick|
|add coriander leaves|