Malabar Chicken Curry


Ingredients for  Malabar Chicken Curry:

1. Chicken pieces – 1 kg
2. Coconut oil – 2 big spoons
3. Curry leaves – 2 handfuls
    Shallots chopped – 200 gm
4. Dried red chillies – 100 gm
    Coriander – 100 gm
    Ginger chopped – 100 gm
    Garlic chopped – 100 gm
5. Coconut – 1
6. Onion – ½ kg
7. Green chillies – 10
8. Tomato – ¼ kg
9. Turmeric powder – 1 small spoon
10. Coconut oil – 2 big spoons
11. Shallots – 10
   Curry leaves – a handful
   Chilli powder – 1 small spoon
12. Coriander leaves – 1 bunch

How to prepare Malabar Chicken Curry?

  1. Cut chicken to 8 pieces.
  2. Heat 2 big spoon oil in a pan. Sauté shallots and curry leaves.
  3. Add all ingredients to it and sauté again. When it’s almost done, add scrapped coconut and fry again.
  4. When coconut becomes red-light brown colour, take it from flame. When it’s cooled well grind it by adding water.
  5. Heat pan and add sliced onion. Add split green chillies as well.  When green chillies change their colour, add chopped tomatoes and cook well.
  6. When it’s fully dried and onion changes its colour to brown add turmeric powder and mix well.
  7. Add coconut gravy with sufficient water. Add chicken pieces as well. Cook in low flame with closed lid. Stir occasionally.
  8. Heat oil again and fry shallots and curry leaves. Then add 1 tsp chili powder and add fry for a few seconds. Add cooked chicken with thick gravy to it and stir well.
  9. Decorate with coriander leaves.
Note: You can use mutton also, for this preparation, instead of chicken. 

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