Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Curried Nadan Chicken


Ingredients

4 - Chicken breast fillets, cut to pieces
2 tbsp - Coriander powder
1/2 tsp - Red chili powder
1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
1 cup - Shallots, chopped
1/2 '' piece - Ginger, grated
6 flakes - Garlic, crushed and finely chopped
2 - Green chili, slit in center
1 - Tomato, chopped
2 sprigs - Curry leaves
1.5 to 2 cup - Coconut milk
Coconut oil

To marinate chicken

2 tbsp - Coriander powder
1/2 tsp - Red chili powder
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
3 big - Shallot, chopped
1'' piece - Ginger
2 - Green chili
6 big flakes - Garlic
Juice from 1/2 of a big lime
Salt to taste

Garam masala powder

2 sticks - Cinnamon
4 - Cloves
1 tsp - Fennel seeds
1/8 tsp - Nutmeg powder
1 - Star anise
1 - Javithri / Mace
8 - Black peppercorns

To powder

10 - Cashew nuts
5 - Blanched almonds

Garnish

3/4 cup - Coriander leaves, chopped

Method

1 ) Clean and chop chicken to pieces. Grind to a smooth paste marinate ingredients. Apply on the chicken and keep to marinate for one hour.

2 ) Heat oil on a medium heat. Add curry leaves, then stir in chopped shallots and fry till shallot is lightly fried. Then add garlic, ginger, green chili and fry lightly. Now add the powders - Coriander powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder, stir and fry on low heat till the raw smell goes. Add tomato, stir and mix.

3 ) Add marinated chicken, stir and mix with the masala. Add little water ( some water will come out of the chicken when cooking ) close with a lid and cook on low heat till the chicken is cooked.

4 ) Powder the masala powder ingredients to a fine powder. Also powder cashew nut and almond to a fine powder. Add masala powder and nuts powder to the chicken. Stir and mix. Add coriander leaves and cook for a minute on low heat. Adjust salt to taste.

5 ) Finally pour the coconut milk and bring to a boil, simmer for a minute, then turn off the stove.

This curry will go well with pathiri, appam, idiappam , puttu or rice.

19 comments:

Mishmash ! said...

hmm...we have quite a similar prep too...but not with so much of spice powders....i like it best with pathiri :)

Shn

Purnima said...

Pravs..looks yummy..hv to try this someday!

Sig said...

I love the addition of the nut powders, it must have made it really creamy.... Looks awesome!

Rina said...

Looks yum dear. Good for the festive season coming up....Thanks for sharing.

remya said...

love this nadaan kozhi curry..lovely combo with porotta/pathiri....rich n creamy...sounds different...amma makes in a different varition...

Padmaja said...

Pravs!!curry looks so yummy!!! I would love to have with rotis!!! Nice recipe dear

Kalai said...

Looks soooo yummylicious! Will definitely be making this soon, pravs.

Seema said...

Yum Yum Pravs.. your into full fledged cooking.. holiday season & feast everyday i guess at your place! Looks lovely!! Hey i already baked your date & nut cake 3 times!!

sunita said...

Pravs , now that's one rich chicken curry I wouldn't mind indulging myself in :-)

Happy cook said...

Looks super delicious. And not to mention so creamy that must be from the nuts

Lissie said...

the curry looks so rich and yummy! cashenuts and badam in nadan chicken curry... unique combination!

Asha said...

Looks delicious Pravs!! My kids would love this dish.I bought a Puttu maker, will be using that shortly, fingers crossed!:D

Prema Sundar said...

nadan chicken curry looks very rich Pravs. would be great with parathas.

Pravs said...

Mishmash: will be so yummy with pathiri :)

Purnima : sure do..you will love the rich taste of this curry.

Sig : Yeah nuts makes it so yummy. Do give it a try sometime.

Rina : Will be good for the festive season, with all its richness.

Remya : do try this one and do blog your amma's version :)

Padmaja : Thanks :) Roti will be nice..but then will be great with rice based dishes like appam, pathiri. Also will be good with white bread.

Kalai : Oh good ! do revert back to me with the outcome :)

Seema : So good to know you liked the cake so much to make it again and again :) Thanks a lot for letting me know. Gives me so much of satisfaction in just knowing that.

Sunita : I totally agree.. i will do the same :)

Happycook : True, makes it a delicious chicken curry.

Lissie : Do try :)

Asha : i already have puttu recipe posted, if you want to try. This curry will be great with ari /rice flour puttu.

Prema : I have not tried with paratha. But do try, if you like with paratha.

Nags said...

i make it in the exact same manner!!

Sagari said...

pravs u made what a yummmmmmyy looking chicken delecioussss

Mallugirl said...

nice name..:)like a korma, right?it does go well with pathiri and appam

Pravs said...

Nags : is it ? Then you know the taste already :)

Sagari : Thanks :D do try to know the taste.

Mallugirl : Thanks :) yes..goes well with those.

Miri said...

The chicken looks simply delicious!! Would be great with appams!