Thursday, April 28, 2011

Chicken with Roasted Masala

This is inspired from Chicken in Roasted Coconut Gravy of Entepachakalokam. I loved the color of her gravy and I wanted it to make it so badly. Her recipe called for 5 red chillies... God that would be so spicy. I reduced it to 2 as me and huss do not have such a spicy palate. And so the color of the curry is not so dark as hers :(

The gravy was so different and tasty compared to the regular ones that I make and was such a yummy combination for chapathis.

~*What U Need*~
Chicken - 1/4 kg
Large Onion- 1, chopped finely

Tomato- 1 small, chopped finely

Curry leaves- 1 sprig
Grated coconut- 1/2 cup

Coriander powder-3 teaspoon
Fennel seeds- a pinch
Cumin seeds- a pinch

Cardamom- 1

Cinnamon stick- 1 inch stick

Dried red chillies-2

Turmeric powder- 1/2 teaspoon

Salt- to taste

Oil-1 1/2 tablespoon

How I Made it:

Heat oil in a pan and roast half of the chopped onions, grated coconut, coriander powder, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, cardamom, cinnamon stick, dried red chillies and turmeric powder.

Cool this mixture and grind into a thick paste adding some water.

Heat oil in a pan, add the curry leaves and rest of the onions and saute till transparent

Add the tomatoes, curry leaves and saute till the tomatoes are done

Now add the chicken pieces and salt and mix well

When the water starts leaving the chicken and is half done, add the ground paste and required water and mix well.

Cover and cook in medium flame till chicken is done
Do a taste check
Cook in high flame for another 5-6 mins till the gravy becomes thick.
When done, off the flame.

Note: The consistency of the gravy depends on your requirement. Add water as per your wish. If you are going to have it with rice, make it thin. If with chapathi, make the gravy thick...

Serve hot with chapathis...

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  1. Looks awesome fried coconut always enhance the flavors.

  2. so delicious and very inviting curry !!

  3. Wow.. i am also impressed with the color .. great job.. super gravy

  4. wow chicken with freshly prepared masala will always have a great taste...will make a note of this recipe...looks tempting !!!

  5. Roasted spice always brings extra flavor in your dish .. and i see you even added grated coconut which is great.

  6. Tasty chicken masala! Love the flavors given by the spices. Mouthwatering:)

  7. Wat a flavourful and mouthwatering chicken masala..awesome!

  8. Tasty & finger licking good!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  9. truly tempting...gorgeous clicks again dear..:P
    Tasty Appetite

  10. This looks like some mouth-watering chicken!

  11. Roasted masala for chicken sounds terrific, very flavorful one.

  12. Perfect combo for the curry.

  13. ரொம்ப நல்லா இருக்கின்றது...சூப்பப்ர்ப்..

  14. Great side dish with chapatis :)

  15. Oh, I could eat this right now. It reminds me of the days in New Delhi, we lived there for 5 years and I took Bharat Natyam classes from Guru Dakshinamoorthy. He was from Tamil Nadu and his wife always used to make South Indian food for me after the lessons. I especially love idlis and sambhar, I-ve tried to make it here at home but they don-t come out good. I-m following you from Trapani, Sicily.

  16. chicken with roties is to die for!


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