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Banana Leaf Chicken Varuval

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These Chicken Varuval in banana leaf packets are easy to make and taste delicious.

Banana Leaf Chicken Varuval
Note: image is for illustration purposes only and not that of the actual recipe.

Ingredients:
Chicken – 500 gms, skinless, boneless, chopped
Garlic – 2 tsp, finely chopped
Green Chillies – 2 tsp, finely chopped
Curry Leaves – handful, chopped
Turmeric Powder – 2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder – 3 tsp
Salt as per taste
Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 tblsp
Banana Leaf – 2, cleaned, cut into medium squares

For the gravy:
Tomatoes – 100 gms, chopped
Sambar Onions (Shallots) – 200 gms, chopped
Cinnamon – 3
Cardamoms – 4 to 5
Cloves – 3
Cumin Seeds – 2 to 3 tsp
Saunf – 2 to 3 tsp
Coriander Leaves – 1 bunch, chopped
Salt as per taste
Turmeric Powder – 2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder – 1 tblsp
Oil as required

To grind:
Curry Leaves – handful
Green Chillies – 4 to 5
Cumin Seeds – 1 tblsp
Coriander Leaves – handful

Method:
1. Combine the garlic, green chilies, curry leaves, red chilli powder, salt, turmeric powder and ginger garlic paste in a bowl.
2. Add the chicken pieces and mix well until evenly coated.
3. Keep aside for 30 to 40 minutes.
4. Heat 1 tblsp oil in a pan over medium flame.
5. Add all the gravy ingredients and cook for 5 to 10 minutes.
6. Add the marinated chicken pieces and mix well.
7. Add the ground paste and mix again.
8. Switch off the flame.
9. Grease the banana leaves and add 2 to 3 tblsp of the chicken mixture to each square.
10. Fold well into a square packets.
11. Heat little oil in a tawa over medium flame.
12. Place the prepared squares, cover with a lid and cook on both sides, turning once or twice.
13. Remove and serve.

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