June 18, 2014

Chicken curry using coconut recipe -how to make chicken curry with coconut - chicken recipes

Chicken curry using coconut  recipe - Today I am posting the most popular traditional chicken curry recipe of   South Coastal Karnataka. In this area the use of coconut is abundant and without  coconut a single meal is not complete. So, being  the coastal region cuisine, I have prepared this curry by using coconut for gravy and spices for flavour. In this region, fish is predominantly used along with  the staple food and chicken items are prepared rarely. Despite the traditional method, there are other ways of preparing chicken curry, which I would post in due course. This curry is usually served with rice roti, chapathi and steamed rice along with onion salad and buttermilk.The curry is really flavourful, tasty and spicy. Being spicy, for balancing, the curry needs to be served with buttermilk, yogurt, salad, raita, etc.

Chicken curry in a bowl
chicken curry using coconut recipe with step by step pictures.

Preparation time 40 minutes
Cooking time 45 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients
500 grams chicken
3 large tomatoes,
3 large onions, thinly sliced
4 brown cardamoms, slightly crushed
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 - 3 tbsp  ghee
Salt to taste

For the Marinade
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup yogurt

Grind to Paste
1½ cups grated fresh coconut
2 tbsp chilli powder
4 tej patha/ bay leaves
Small dagad phool
8 cloves/lavang
2 green chillies
2 star anise / chakri phool
1/2" dalchini, fried
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1/2 tbsp cumin seeds
1 tsp shah jeera
10 black pepper
7 - 8 garlic flakes,
1/2 " ginger

Preparation
  • Marinate the chicken with the ingredients mentioned under  " For the Marinade" and keep it in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.
  • Heat little oil in a frying pan and fry the coriander seeds, cloves, cinnamon, star anise, bay leaves and dagad phool  separately until they are aromatic. 
  • Mix half of the coconut and chilly powder together and roast until aromatic.
  • Mix together the ingredients mentioned under " Grind to Paste "  and grind it to a smooth paste, using water.
Method
chicken curry using coconut recipe
  1. Heat the ghee in a pan and add the onion. Saute until the onion is translucent. Add the chopped tomatoes and saute for a minute. 
  2. Add the chicken and stir to combine. Cook covered on medium flame until chicken is tender. 
  3. Then add ground masala paste, salt and crushed brown  cardamoms. Add water to make a thick gravy and bring it to boil on high flame. 
  4. Then simmer the chicken curry on low flame for 5 minutes. Add the chopped coriander leaves and mix well. 
  5. Serve the chicken curry hot with choice of your main meal..

chicken curry using coconut recipe with step by step pictures.
  • Marinate the chicken with the ingredients mentioned under  " For the Marinade" and keep it in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.
marinate the chicken
  • Heat little oil in a frying pan and fry the coriander seeds, cloves, cinnamon, star anise, bay leaves and dagad phool  separately until they are aromatic
fry the spices and combine
  • Mix half of the coconut and chilly powder together and roast until aromatic.
roast the chilli powder and coconut
  • Mix together the ingredients mentioned under " Grind to Paste " and grind it to a smooth paste, using water.
grind it to a smooth paste
  • Heat the ghee in a pan and add the onion. Saute until the onion is translucent. Add the chopped tomatoes and saute for a minute. 
  • Add the chicken and stir to combine. Cook covered on medium flame until chicken is tender. 
  • Then add ground masala paste, salt and crushed brown  cardamoms. Add water to make a thick gravy and bring it to boil on high flame. 
  • Then simmer the chicken curry on low flame for 5 minutes. Add the chopped coriander leaves and mix well. Serve the chicken curry hot.
chicken curry ready to serve


1 comment:

  1. love to have it with roti.. Nice flavorful curry

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