Malabar chicken curry

It is a chicken curry recipe, and as the name suggest it is  a malabarian recipe. Malabar island is in the coastal region of Kerala, so here is one of my favourite curry in coconut milk.

Things you need:----

Oil – 2 tbsp

Onion – 1/4 , large, finely sliced

Curry Leaves – handful

Whole Coriander Seeds – 3 tbsp

Dry Red Chillies – 4-5 (or to taste)

Garlic Cloves – 6, large, chopped

Ginger – 1 tbsp, minced

Shredded Coconut – 1/3 cup

Water – 1 cup

Oil – 1 tbsp

Onion – 1/2 large, finely sliced

Green Chillies – 6 or to taste, slit

Salt – a sprinkle

Tomatoes – 2, medium, sliced

Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp

Chicken – 1 lb (approx 1/2 kg)

Water – 1 cup or as needed

Method :--- to make masala:---

1. Heat Oil in a pan on medium heat.

2. Once hot, add in the finely sliced Onions.

3. Add in the Curry Leaves and cook till the Onions become translucent.

4. Add in the Coriander Seeds and the Dry Red Chillies.

5. Cook for about 1-2 minutes.

6. Add in the Garlic and the Ginger.

7. Allow this to cook till the Onions are caramelized and the whole mixture well done.

8. Add in the Coconut and allow it to toast and get a little golden in color.

9. Transfer, allow it to cool down and grind (to a fine paste) with 1 cup of Water, adding little at a time.

10. Keep aside.

For the Curry:

1. Heat Oil in a pan on medium heat.

2. Add in the Onions and the Green Chillies and mix.

3. Sprinkle a little Salt to speed up the cooking process.

4. Allow the Onions to get a wonderful brown (not burnt) color.

5. Add in the Tomatoes and cook till they are all integrated with the Onions.

6. Lower the heat and add in the ground Masala.

7. Increase the heat a bit and allow the mixture to come to a boil.

8. Do the taste test and adjust the spices as needed.

9. Allow it to come to a boil then add in the chicken.

10. The Chicken will change color from pink to white and is then sealed.

11. Add coconut milk , make the heat low and add water you need to make gravy.

12. Mix well and cover and allow the Chicken to cook.

13. Be sure to keep and eye on it and keep stirring ever once in a while till done.

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