Ney Pathiri (Ghee Pathiri) + Malabar Chicken Curry

Ingredients for Ney Pathiri (Ghee Pathiri):

1. Raw rice (Puzhungalari) – 1 cup

2. Fennel seeds – 2 small spoons

   Onion – 1, small

   Coconut scrapped – ½ cup

   Salt – For taste

3. Coconut oil – For frying

How to prepare Ney Pathiri (Ghee Pathiri)?

1. Soak rice overnight in lukewarm water.

2. Grind rice to a smooth paste in a grinder, adding ingredients no: 2.

3. Make small balls from dough and spread it like thick dosa.

4. Deep fry in hot oil.

Note: If you are using mixer to grind, you can add a little more rice flour (Puzhungalari) to adjust the consistency of dough.

Ingredients for Malabar Chicken Curry:

1. Chicken – 1 kg

2. Coconut oil – 4 small spoons

3. Cinnamon, bay leaf (Vayana Ila), cloves, cardamom – 2 each

    Pepper seeds – 6

4. Crushed ginger – ½ big spoon

    Garlic crushed – ½ big spoon

    Green chillies – 6, chopped

    Onions – 4, chopped

    Curry leaves – 2 stalks

5. Chilli powder – 1.5 big spoons

    Coriander powder – 1.5 big spoons

    Turmeric powder – ¼ small spoon

    Garam masala powder – ½ small spoon

    Salt – For taste

6. Tomato – 2, big

7. Thick coconut milk – ½ cup

How to prepare Malabar Chicken Curry?

1. Cut chicken into pieces.

2. Heat oil and fry ingredients no: 3.

3. Add ingredients no: 4, one after one and sauté again.

4. When it’s done, add ingredients no: 5 and keep sauting till raw smell goes out.

5. Add tomato pieces and chicken and mix contents well.

6. Add a little hot water and cook chicken.

7. When chicken is cooked and gravy thickens, add coconut milk.

8. Put the flame off and serve hot with pathiri.

Courtesy: Vanitha Magazine June 15-30, 2017

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