Friday, July 31, 2015

Chicken Kozhumbu


Ingredients :
Chicken - 500gms
Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds - 1tsp
Cinnamon - 1'
Cardamom - 1
Star Anise - 1
Curd - 1 tbsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Onion - 2
Tomato - 1
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp
Curry Masala - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp

Ground Paste :
Coconut - 2 tbsp
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Pepper - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Shallots - 6 to 7
Water - 1 cup

Tempering : ( Optional )
Oil -
Curry leaves - few
Dry red chilli - 2
( Note : Heat oil and saute the remaining ingredients and keep them aside )

Preparation :
1. Saute the ground paste ingredinets and blend them with little water. Marinate the chicken with curd, turmeric powder , Salt.
2. Heat oil in a pan , add the spices - Fennel seeds , star anise , cinnamon , cardamom.
3. Add curry leaves , Onion. Saute and add Ginger garlic paste. Saute until raw smell disappears.
4. Add Chicken into this and allow them to cook for 2 mins by covering the lid.
5. Add all the masala powders. Saute them and make sure the masala does not get burnt.
6. Add tomato and cook them. When the tomatoes are completely smashed , add water.
7. Go ahead by adding the ground paste.
8. Once the chicken is cooked completely, add the tempering ingredients before serving which gives beautiful aroma to the dish.