Apr 18, 2009

Malabar Chicken Curry

This recipe is from the best cook in this whole world!!! not me my Mom!!! I make a lot of variation in her recipes but this time i thought I'll try the authentic one!

Though her recipes are very spicy i reduce all spices to a medium range so that my lil ones also can enjoy! When i was a kid i used to eat a lot of spices and really really a lot of chillies but after getting preggo with my first ones all the gastric things and heart burn showed up and i am now forced to give up spicy things.. But sometimes i do eat spicy food at my own risk! LOL! Also my #2 is hates anything spicy.. except for chicken and fish and eggs!

here goes the recipe but with reduces spice!

Half of a chicken around 1/2 kg

whole spices - cardamon,cloves 3 each
a small piece of cinnamon stick
1/2 tsp pepper

onions - 2 large
ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
potatoes - 1 large
tomatoes - 2 medium
turmeric pwrd - 1/4 - 1/2 tsp
red chili pwdr - 1/2 tsp increase as per your taste
coriander pwdr - 1/2 tsp
coriander,curry and mint leaves - for garnish
oil for frying.
salt to taste.

In a large pan or cooker heat the oil and add the whole spices. When the aroma comes add the onions and saute till brown. Add the ginger garlic paste and saute again. Add the powdered spices and saute for another 2-3 mts. Add tomatoes, chicken and salt to it and cook till the chicken is done. Do not add water. Keep on stirring the chicken if its getting burned. When the chicken is cooked add some water if u want some gravy otherwise mix well and garnish with the green leaves. Serve with rice, roti, prata, bread or what ever!!! :)

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