S who is a good cook always claims that he cooks better than me,which I never agree.We always argue over this every now and then but at times when I am lazy and not in a mood to cook I take advantage of that and make him to do all the cooking by telling him that he cooks better than me :) Poor S ,he always fall for that :)
Last weekend he cooked a Malabar chicken curry and I gotto to agree it was delicious and one of the best chicken curry I had..he was pulling my legs ever since and challenged me to make a chicken curry better than that . I wanted to somehow prove that I was better, so I started looking for recipes and finally found this chettinadu chicken curry in My Kitchen Experiments and it looked delicious.I went ahead and decided to cook this one for my challenge..The curry was delicous and he too agreed that, but he still claims that his was the best.I guess I will have to wait for my boy to grow up and settle this fight between us :)
Chicken - 750 gms
Shallots - 1 cup(sliced)
Tomato - 2 ( small)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Coconut milk - 1 cup
Curry leaves - 2 string
For masala powder
Peppercorns - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Corainder seeds - 1 1 /2 tbs
Cardamom seeds - 2 no
Cinnamon stick - 1 "
Whole red chillly - 6 nos
Curry leaves - 1 string
Oil - 1/2 tsp
Poppy seeds - 1 tbs (saoked in little warm water for 10 mins)
Ginger - 1" piece
Garlic - 5 cloves
Green chillies - 2 nos
1.In 1/2 tsp oil roast the masala powder ingredients for 2-3 minutes.Once its cool grind it to powder.
2.Make a paste of the ingredients under "for paste "
3.In a saucepan add some oil and add sliced shallots and saute till its light brown.
4.Add the grinded paste and saute till raw smell goes.
5.Add the Chicken and cook it on a medium flame uncovered for 3-4 minutes.
6.Add salt,turmeric powder,salt and half of the coconut milk,curry leaves and cook for 20-25 minutes.
7.Add the ground masala powders and rest of the coconut milk and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Serve with Rice,chapathy or Malabar paratha !