A popular authentic Kerala recipe

09 Nov

Malabar Chicken Curry or Varutharacha Chicken Curry

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A popular Authentic Kerala recipe prepared by adding roasted coconut with spices. This tastes great with Naan, Chapati or Roti

Ingredients

  • Chicken – 1/2 kg cut into medium size pieces
  • Onion (Chopped) – 2
  • Garlic (chopped) -1 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger (chopped) -1 ½ tsp
  • Green Chilly (Slit) – 3
  • Tomato (chopped) -1
  • Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder- 2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder- 1/4 ts
  • Grated Coconut – 1/2 cup
  • Fennelseeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Cardamom – 1
  • Cloves – 3
  • Cinnamon – 2 small piece
  • Shallots – 5
  • Coconut Oil/ Vegetable oil -1 tbsp
  • Salt -to taste
  • Curry leaves – 2 twigs

Method

  1. Heat a frying pan and dry roast the grated coconut,shallots and all the spices(fennel seeds,cloves,cinnamon and cardamom) on low-medium heat till coconut becomes brown in color.Remove from fire,allow to cool and grind the mix with little water to a fine paste.
  2. Heat a non-stick sauce pan and add oil .
  3. Saute chopped onions,green chillies and saute well.
  4. Add the ginger and garlic in to it and saute until raw smell goes off.
  5. Add turmeric powder,coriander powder,red chilli powder and saute well.
  6. Once the raw smell goes,add the chopped tomato.Cover and cook on medium flame until the tomato is well cooked.
  7. Add chicken pieces and 1/2 cup water,stir well.Cover and cook till chicken is almost cooked.
  8. Finally add coconut paste and curry leaves and let it boil for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Yummy chicken curry is ready.


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