This is a delicious chicken curry made with roasted coconut and spices. This is a popular method of creating exotic flavors in the konkan region . This is one chicken curry with complex mouthwatering flavors ! Serve with traditional favorites like ghee rice, appam or lachha paratha.
Course Main Course
Keyword Chicken Curry, Exotic Chicken Curry
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 40minutes
Total Time 1hour
2lbChicken (1 lb)Skinless
1CGrated Coconut Note 1
4Pearl Onions Small or 1 or 2 shallots
1Medium Tomato Note 2
4- 5Green Chili Note 3
1TspChili Powder To taste
1TspGaram Masala To Taste
1TspSalt To taste
Slice the pearl onions , garlic and ginger . set aside .
Heat a skillet and dry roast the coconut over medium heat stirring often . When golden in color add the pearl onions , ginger and garlic . Reduce heat to low and roast till the coconut turns brown. Stir often to avoid burning. Turn off the heat , add spice powders and 1/2 tsp salt . Mix and set aside to cool .
Transfer the cooled mix to a blender and grind to a smooth paste . If needed add a few tablespoons of water .
Finely chop the onions and tomatoes . Slit or chop the chilies if too big. Cut the chicken into pieces of desired sizes. Heat a skillet and add 3 tablespoons of oil . When the oil is hot add the chopped onions . Stir fry for a couple minutes till the onions become translucent . Add the chopped tomatoes and chilies . Stir and cook for a couple minutes till tomatoes become soft . Add the chicken , sprinkle 1/2 tsp salt and stir to mix . Cover and cook for 5 minutes .
Add spice paste and 1/2 C water .
Cover cook for 20 minutes .
Uncover, check to see if it is done. If not cooked through place the lid back and cook on low till done. Taste , adjust seasoning . Add curry leaves and cook uncovered till the gravy reaches desired consistency.
Substitute 1/2 C dry/desiccated coconut for fresh coconut
A 1 cm piece of tamarind can be substituted for tomato.
Leave the green chilies whole to reduce heat.
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