Sunday, May 07, 2006

varatharacha kozhi curry

I am partial to coconut. To those who say about cholestrol...I live only once..and i intend to enjoy my food and I am not on diet.
We use coconut in so many ways.. this one is a bit cumbersome to make..but it is worth going through the hassle...

Chicken:1/2 kg

coriander powder:3 tsp
chilli powder:3 tsp
turmeric powder:1 tsp
pepper powder:1/2 tsp
Garam masala:1/2 tsp

Soak the above powder in 2 tbl spn water and keep aside

Onion:1 cut to small size
ginger and garlic:1 t spn each
potatoes:2 peeled and qaurtered
oil:2 t spn
mustard:1/2 t spn

Dessicated coconut:1/2 cup

Vinegar:1 tbl spn

Heat a non stick pan and fry the dessicated coconut to brown colour. remove from fire and cool and grind to a fine paste.( the way to ensure perfectly browned coconut is, add the coconut to the pan first and then switch on the fire, when the coconut start to bown lightly, turn off the heat and keep stirring till it browned)
Heat a casserole. add the oil, when it is hot, add the mustard, when it finished spluttering add the ginger and garlic. stirr often, when it browns lightly add the onion and when the onion is lightly browned, add the soaked masala. Keep stirring till the oil is separated.( top up with water, if the masala is too dry)
When the masala is done, add a cup of water, chicken. potatoes, salt and vinegar. cover and cook. when the chicken is cooked add the ground coconut mix. heat again..serve hot with rice


starry nights said...

Looks delicious, I bet it tastes good also.

RP said...

Me too. I never cut down any good stuff from my food under the name of diet. So far so good. kozhi curry recipe sounds yummy.

Maya Cassis said...

hmm looks yummy to the tummy.cos of the bird flu going on out here I haven't cooked chicken in a while.