Sunday, August 2, 2015

Chicken Kozhumbu


Ingredients :
Chicken - 1/2 kg
Shallots - 10
Tomato - 1
Curry leaves - few
Garlic - 5
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Red chili powder - 1 tsp

Grind to paste :
Dry chili - 5
Coriander seed - 1/2 tsp
Black pepper - 1/2 tsp
Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1/4 cup
Shredded coconut - 1/4 cup
Curry leaves - few

For Marinating :
Curd - 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - As required

For Tempering :
Cinnamon - 1"
Cloves - 2
Cardamom - 2
Bay leaf - 1
Oil - 4 tbsp
Salt - As required

Preparation :
1. Marinate the chicken with curd , turmeric powder and salt.
2. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan, add dry chili, coriander seeds , black pepper, cumin and saute them for 2mins.
3. Add onion and continue to saute until it is cooked.
4. Add tomato , curry leaves and saute until tomato is cooked. Add shredded coconut.
5. Cool this mixture and grind them into fine paste by adding little water.
6. Heat oil in a pan , add cloves , cardamom, bay leaf , cinnamon, saute them for 2 mins.
7. Add chopped shallots , garlic, curry leaves and cook until the oil turns translucent.
8. Add chopped tomato and cook them well.
9. Go ahead by adding the marinated chicken. Cover and cook until chicken is cooked.
10. Finally add coriander powder , chili powder , ground paste and as water needed.
11. Cook until oil starts to separate from sides.
12. Serve hot with Chappathi , Roti and rice.