Tuesday, February 26, 2008

kozhi Curry - Chicken Curry

A nadan style chicken curry, with coconut ground with spices to make a thick gravy. This curry goes very well with rice.Since there is no need for marinating, you can make this curry very quickly.

Ingredients

3 - Chicken breast pieces, cut to small pieces
1 - Onion, chopped
2 - Tomato, chopped
6 to 8 - Green chilies, slit in center
1 tbsp - Ginger-garlic paste
2 tsp - Red chili powder
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
3 tbsp - Coriander powder

To grind to a smooth paste

1 cup - Freshly grated coconut
4 - Cloves
2 small - Cinnamon sticks
2 tsp - Fennel seeds /Perumjeera

Garnish

4 big - Shallots
1/2 bunch - Coriander leaves, chopped
2 to 3 sprigs - Curry leaves

Method

1 ) Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan, add curry leaves, green chili, onion and fry till onion is translucent. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry further till the raw smell goes. Now add red chili powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder. Fry till the raw smell of the powders goes. Add tomato, chicken pieces, salt to taste, stir and mix. Close with a lid and cook on low heat till the chicken is cooked.

2 ) Open the lid and add the ground coconut paste to the cooked chicken. Add enough water to make a thick gravy. Bring to a boil. Adjust salt to taste. Add coriander leaves, stir in and cook for a minute.

3 ) In another pan heat some oil and fry the shallots to brown color. Pour this over the chicken curry as a seasoning. Take off the stove and serve.


Serve with rice.

21 comments:

Sig said...

yummmmmmm... love all your non-veg recipes Pravs...

Asha said...

Simple curries are the best, looks delicious and flavorful!:)

Happy cook said...

Love the chicken curry. Delicious with rice, apoom etc...

Priya said...

looka yummy and nice color

Kalai said...

Drool-worthy, Pravs, as always!! Love this simple curry. Now, if I could just reach into that bowl and get some... ;)

Shankari said...

Pravs - I tried your peanut chutney and green chilli chutney, they were a rocking hit. Thank U!

vimmi said...

The pics are so good. How do you get the plain balck background. Love to try different chicken recipes, so next time will try this.

Rina said...

I like the idea of grinding coconut with cloves and cinnamon. Will try this next time. Chicken curry Looks yummy.

Dhivya said...

wow!another version of chicken curry...yummy

Pooja V said...

Loooks so gorgeous and I am drooling over this.

Maya said...

Curry looks wonderful and mouthwatering...yummy..

Seema said...

Yummy chicken curry Prabvs! Looks delicios & simple too...will go so well with steaming hot rice!

Seena said...

Prave, its easy to use chicken breast for making curry..love the pic!

Pravs said...

Sig : Thank youuuuuuuuu :)

Asha : Yes, very true.

Happycook: Thanks, yes it will be good with those.

Priya : Thanks :)

Kalai : Thanks :D

Shankari : hey thanks for trying both the recipes. So glad it was liked :)

Vimmi : Thanks :) Dish was placed on a black color surface. Do try, it's a tasty curry.

Rina : yes, spices, especially fennel gave a good taste for the gravy.

Dhivya : Thanks, do try when you can.

Pooja V : Thanks :D

Maya : thanks, do try.

Seema : yes, it will. I had this curry with basamti rice.

Seena : I prefer chicken breast...but can be cooked with whole chicken pieces.

Sagari said...

what a delecious looking chicken curry pravs, I just love it

KF said...

Looks sooooo Yummy!! I am drooling over the pictures..Will try after my lent.

Mandira said...

the chicken curry looks delicious. I can eat that entire bowl!

Homecooked said...

Looks yummy!!! The colour of the curry looks so good.

Anonymous said...

can u plse tell the chicken amount in measurments...I am notsure how much to use...thnks

Pravs said...

Anonymous : Use a medium size chicken.

Veej Blog said...

Point to note, dont add tomatoes to curry before adding chicken breast pieces, It will make chicken very tuff and rubbery. Reason being the acid that tomatoed give out react with the chicken. Add tomatoes in the very end when u simmer.