Sunday, August 22, 2010

Malvani Chicken Curry

''Malvani Cuisnine originates from the Western Coast of India. Its a coconut based hot and spicy chicken curry that is served with rice based main course.''

Serves: 6
Difficulty Level Expert

1 Whole chicken (about 800gms) cut into medium pieces
1 Coconut grated
4 Onions, 2 finely chopped, 2 quartered
2 Teaspoon red chilli powder
1 Teaspoons turmeric powder
2 Teaspoons garam masala powder
8 Green chillies chopped
2 Tablespoons each of ginger and garlic pastes
1 Tomato pureed
2 Tablespoons oil
Salt to taste
Water 2 cups (depends on how much gravy want)

Marinate Chicken:
Grind half of the green chillies to a paste and mix it well with the ginger and garlic pastes and some salt.
Make cuts on the chicken pieces
Rub this mixture on to chicken pieces well
Marinate for at least one hour
Making Masala Paste:
Roast grated coconut in a little hot oil till light brown
Transfer the roasted coconut to a flat surface and cool it
Transfer roasted coconut into a food processor and grind it along with quartered onions to a paste
Cooking the Chicken:
Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed pan
Sauté chopped onions on medium heat till they are light brown in color
Add the remaining chopped green chillies and little salt
Add garam masala, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and fry for a few seconds
Add the marinated chicken pieces
Fry on medium level for about 7-10 minutes or till they are lightly browned
Add the Onion-Coconut paste, salt and stir well. Add Tomato puree and stir.
Add 2 cups of hot water and bring to a boil
Lid on and heat down
Cook over the slow heat for about 25 minutes
Check the seasoning and adjust salt
Serve hot with Pulow, Jeera Rice or even with plain white rice

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