Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Chicken kulambu with ground coconut (chicken curry)

         This chicken kuzambu (lal mirch ka murgi)  with rice is my favorite comfort food. It brings fond memories of my happy and care free childhood days. I really thank God who blessed me with loving and wonderful parents. They are truly the best parents anyone could ask for :)
This chicken gravy pairs well with plain white rice and with any indian breads like poori, naan or chapathi.
coconut chicken gravy
Coconut chicken gravy  

kg/ 2 lb chicken
2 med      onion
med      tomato
4 small    green chillies
tsp        ginger garlic paste. 
2-3tsp      chilli powder
tsp        turmeric pwdr 
1 tsp        curry masala
few          curry leaves
salt          to taste 
2             cloves
2             cardamoms
1"           cinnamon

To grind                                          
3/4 cup   shredded coconut     
tsp       fennel seed              
1/4 tsp    poppy seed
2            cloves
2            cardamoms
1inch      cinnamon


a. Wash and cut the chicken.
b. Chop onion, green chillies and tomato.
c. Grind coconut with fennel and poppy seeds.

1. Heat oil in a pan. Add the cloves, cardamoms and cinnamon.

2. Add onion and green chillies and fry till the onion becomes soft with a golden hue.
3. Reduce the heat and add curry leaves, ginger & and garlic paste, chilli powder, turmeric powder, chicken masala, and salt.
4. Add the chicken and stir it well with the masala and cook on medium.  
5. When the chicken is half done add the chopped tomato and cook till it blends well with the masala.
6. Add the ground coconut with little water to get the required thickness for the gravy.
7. Cover the pan with lid. Reduce the  heat.
8. Remove it from heat when the oil separates* from the masala and the raw smell no longer remains. 
9. Transfer it to a serving dish and  serve it hot with rice or with any Indian bread.

*Thin layer of oil coming through the sides and over the gravy. 

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. If you try this recipe, please comment on it. I like to hear how it came out.

Suggested veggie side dish: Kose Poriyal/Cabbage and peas poriyal
chicken curry
Chicken kuzambu

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