Curried Coconut Chicken

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Appam with curried coconut chicken is one of the most loved Keralite breakfasts.

It is soooo ‘basic’, yet, so savory and appetizing.

(Click here for the recipe of Appam)

Ingredients:

Chicken – 1 kg
Coconut Oil – 6-8 tbsp
Chopped onions – 2 cups
Garlic – 1 whole (chopped/crushed)
Ginger – 2 inch (chopped/crushed)
Green chilli – 4-6
Cumin – 1 pinch
Turmeric powder – 3/4 tsp
Coriander powder – 2 tsp
Potato – 1 (cut into cubes)
Garam masala – 2 tsp
Pepper – 3 tsp
Water – 1/4 cup

Towards the end:
Coconut Milk = Warm water (1.5 cup) + Coconut milk powder (5 tbsp)
Crushed spices – fennel (1 tsp), star anise (2) and cardamom (3-4) //(optional)
Pepper & Lime – to adjust spice & taste
Salt – according to taste

 

Step 1: Heat some oil in a pan. Saute onions, ginger and garlic until translucent.

Step 2: Add in chopped green chillies, potatoes and the masala powders. Cook for about 2 minutes.

Step 3: Toss in the chicken pieces along with some water and cook until almost done.

Step 4: Now, mix in the coconut milk and fragrant crushed spices. Adjust salt, pepper and lime according to taste. Cook until done. 🙂

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