Varutharacha Chicken Curry Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 6 serving
 
Delicious spicy chicken curry made using roasted spice masala and coconut masala which is so yummy with rice.
Ingredients
  • Coconut Oil - ¼ cup
  • Fennel seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 2 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
  • Bay Leaf - 1
  • Cardamom / Yelakai - 5
  • Cloves / Krambu - 5
  • Cinnamon / Pattai - 1 stick
  • Brinji Ilai / Pandan Leaf - 1
  • Chicken - 1 kg
  • Shallots - 30 peeled and chopped finely
  • Tomato - 4 to 5 chopped finely
  • Green Chillies - 2 slit
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 tblsp
  • Potato - 1 peeled and cubed
  • Salt to taste
  • Tomato - 1 chopped for adding last
  • Curry Leaves a handful for adding last
TO ROAST & GRIND:
  • Dry Red Chilli - 10 to 12
  • Coriander Leaves - 4 tblsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 2 tsp
  • Black Pepper - 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves a handful
TO GRIND:
  • Coconut - 1 cup grated
  • Roasted Gram Dal / Pori Kadalai - 1 tblsp
  • Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 1 tblsp
Instructions
  1. Heat a pan, add whole spices to toast. Cook till golden. Take it in a blender and puree till smooth. Set aside.
  2. Take coconut, gram dal, fennel and grind to a smooth paste.
  3. Now heat oil in a pan, add in whole spices, onions and cook till golden.
  4. Add in ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell leaves.
  5. Add in tomatoes and curry leaves and mix well.
  6. Add in chicken and cook till 5 to 6 mins.
  7. Add in roasted coconut masala and water. Mix well.
  8. Add this in pressure cooker and cook for 2 whistle.
  9. Take it off the heat and open the cooker.
  10. Add in potatoes and cook till it is done.
  11. Add in coconut masala and simmer for 10 to 15 mins.
  12. Take the curry off the heat and add in tomato and curry leaves.
  13. Serve.
Recipe by Yummy Tummy at https://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/varutharacha-chicken-curry-recipe-2/