Kerala chicken Curry

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound chicken ( with bones cut in to pieces)
  • 4 tbs oil 1 tomato ( chopped)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds and musturd seeds 1/2 tsp turmuric powder
  • salt
  • For Masala:

  • 2 tbs oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped shallots ( u can use red onion )
  • 1/4 cup fresh grated coconut
  • 8 curry leaves
  • 1/4 cup cilantro ( optional)
  • 2 tsp pepper corns
  • 1 tsp fennal seeds
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder

Method:

  • Heat 2 tbs oil in a pan add chopped shallots ( or onions) roast on a low flame until brown.
  • Now add cardamom pods , cloves , peppercorns ,fennal seeds, cinnamon ,curry leaves and fresh grated coconut , to the above browned shallots , roast everything on a low flame until coconut is brown ( make sure not to burn), then add chilli powder and coriander powder fry for 1 min.
  • Grind all the above browned masala with 1/4 cup water and cilantro ,to a smooth paste and keep aside.
  • Now heat 4 tbs oil in a preassure cooker , add cumin seeds and musturd seeds,then add chicken pieces , salt and turmuric ,mix everything and cook for 2min.
  • Then add ground masala paste and chopped tomatoes to the chicken , mix and cook on low flame for 5 min.
  • Now add 1-1/2 cup of water to the chicken mixture , cover and cook for 2 wistles(until chicken is cooked completely ) and gravy is thick.
  • Done , serve hot.

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