Monday, January 29, 2007

Chicken Curry

chicken Curry
Kozhi Palu Kari ,is a chicken curry cooked with coconut milk ,spices and little vinegar for a mouth-watering ,subtle sour flavour.


1 Kg Chicken
250 ml thick coconut milk
salt to taste
3-4 medium sized onion sliced
1 inch piece ginger sliced
6-8 slit green chilies
10-20 curry leaves
1tbsp white Vinegar
2 tbsp coriander power
1 tbsp garam masala


To make coconut milk
Almost any super markets carries coconut milk these days. Simply follow the instructions on the packet to make thick or thin coconut milk.
On the otherhand , pulverize grated coconut with hot water in a blender. Let the mixture sit for few minutes ,then strain through a sieve, pressing down to extract as much as possible and u have coconut milk.

To make garam masala
Itsp pepper,2 pieces cinnamon stick,4 cardamon,2 cloves, ½ tsp aniseed(perumJeerakam),1 star anise(thakolam).Grind all together to make a fine powder.

Clean the chicken ,remove skin and cut into small pieces.In a pan add onion,ginger, greenchili, curryleaves, chicken, coriander powder ,salt and little water.Cook till the chicken is done. Add gram masala and coconut milk powder and mix well .Allow to boil on low flame for 3 minutes,then remove from fire and add vinger and serve hot.
Goes well with Steamed rice,Appam and Idiappam.