Friday, March 20, 2009

Chicken Curry

After a lot of indo-chinese recipe here is an awesome South Indian style chicken curry recipe. I learned this dish from my sister who lives in Nagercoil. The combination of coconut , cashew and poppy seeds gives a rich taste to this dish. This dish doesn't fall into simple chicken curry category, you can name it chicken korma, or even salna as you like. There are probably hundreds of different chicken curry recipes available but each takes the basic chicken curry and enhances it according to the taste. Try my version of this rich aromatic chicken curry. Good recipes are always meant to be shared ....

Chicken pieces - 1lb
Coconut - 1cup
Cashew - 2tsp
Poppy Seeds - 1tsp
Fennel seed - 1tsp
Cinnamon - 1" stick
Cloves - 5
Ginger - 2"
Garlic - 6 Cloves
Coriander Powder - 2tsp
Chili Powder - 1/2 tsp
Sambar Powder - 1tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Onion chopped - 1 medium
Tomato chopped - 1 medium
Mustard and curry leaves for seasoning
Salt to taste

Soak the poppy seed and cashew nut in hot water for 10 mins. Dry roast fennel seed , Cinnamon , cloves and set aside. With little oil fry garlic, ginger and coconut for few mins and grind to a paste along with dry roasted Cinnamon,clove and cashew and poppy seeds. In a cooker pour oil and season it with mustard and curry leaves. Add onion and saute it till onion turns brown. Add tomato and give a good mix. Now add all the powders , if needed sprinkle little water . Add chicken to it keep mixing for few mins and add the grinded paste with little water . Now close the cooker and pressure cook for 10 mins. Garnish with cilantro . Serve with rice, idli dosa.

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