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  • Grandma’s Chicken Curry

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    January 8th, 2010MammuNon Vegetarian

    Ingredients

    1. Whole chicken, cut into small pieces – 1 pound
    2. Tomato – 1/2, chopped
    3. Onion – 1 medium sized, finely chopped
    4. Fresh Coconut – 1/6th of a coconut (or 6 tablespoons of grated coconut)
    5. Poppy seeds – 2 table spoons
    6. Curry leaves – 10
    7. Oil – 3 tablespoons
    8. Turmeric – 1/4 teaspoon
    9. Green chilies – 2, split
    10. Plain red chili powder – 2 tablespoons
    11. Salt – 2 teaspoons
    12. Masala powder – 2 teaspoons

    Cooking Procedure

    1. Dry roast the poppy seeds and let them them cool. Grind together roasted poppy seeds, coconut and keep aside.
    2. Heat oil in a pan (preferably in a copper bottom steel pan which is not too wide), add the curry leaves, onions, tomatoes and let them soften for 5 minutes.
    3. Add the chicken pieces, turmeric powder, salt, red chili powder and green chilies. Close the lid and cook for 10 minutes. Now, add the poppy seed, coconut paste and Cook until the chicken is all cooked. Add the masala, adjust salt and cook for another 5 minutes and turn off the heat.

    Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with white rice / roti, onion and lemon.

 

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