Monday, November 16, 2009

Chicken Curry

Back home in Kannur my mom make varutharacha chicken curry ,but I am not a big fan of varutharacha curry,but if we want more gravy then there is no other option rather than varutharakkal. If there is any non malayalees reading this they might be wondering what varutharakkal is ..We saute grated coconut in coconut oil till it becomes dark brown in colour and then grind it in a mixie to get a smooth paste that is what we call varuthrakkal. To add taste we add curry leaves, redchillies, shallots, cinnamon sticks, fennelseeds, cardamom , pepper pods, garlic , cloves etc to grated coconut .The aroma of that paste is so good.This is not the recipe that I am going to post now.

Here goes my recipe

Onions - 5 large
Green chillies - 4-5
Curry leaves
Tomatoes - 1-2
Ginger garlic paste- 11/2 tablespoon
Redchilly powder - 2tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Chicken masala - 2 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1tsp (By grinding same ratio of cinnamon sticks,cloves ,fennel seeds and cardamom )
coriander leaves
Chicken 1 kg

Marinate chicken pieces with redchilly powder,turmeric powder,chicken masala,Coriander powder and salt .Keep it aside for 1/2 an hour

Saute onions is a saucepan till it become light brown in colour ,add chopped tomatoes,ginger garlic paste,green chillies,curryleaves and saute for few minutes. Add marinated chicken piece and cook until chicken is cooked. Add pepper powder and garam masala powder and let it boil for few minutes.Garnish with coriander leaves

I usually dont add water or coconut milk to the curry as we get lot of water from chicken itself,the gravy will be much more tastier if we dont add water or coconut milk.But if we want more gravy add some water while cooking chicken or if coconut milk is your choice add coconut milk after the chicken is cooked. Adding grinded coconut is another option which also tastes good.


Sarah Naveen said...

Hey Vineetha!!!!
Thanx a bunch for stopping by Vazhayila...
How are you doing??
OMG ..that chicken curry looks awesome...Perfect with some Palappam..ooh...Vayil kappal odunnu..
Keep rocking..,hope to see ur updates with lot of yummy treats...
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Vineetha Sush said...

Hi sarah.
Thank u so muchhhhhhhhh dear.I got my first follower.Santhosham kondu irikkan vayye :):)

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Vineetha kannur l ninnanalle..njanum athe..evideya proper?

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