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Malabar Chicken Curry


A delicious Kerala style Chicken Curry made with boneless chicken, onions, tomatoes, coconut oil and grated coconut masala. Serve with rice or roti.
Malabar Chicken Curry

Chicken – 300 gms, boneless, skinless
Onions – 4 to 5, finely chopped
Tomatoes – 5 to 6, chopped
Coconut Oil – 300 ml
Coconut – 150 gms, grated
Curry Leaves – few
Saunf – 2 tsp
Cardamoms – 3 tsp
Cloves – 2 tsp
Star Anise – 2 tsp
Black Pepper Powder – 3 tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste – 1/3 cup
Ginger – 2 inch piece, crushed
Red Chilli Powder – 2 tsp (optional)
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp (optional)
Salt as per taste

1. Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan over medium flame.
2. Add the star anise, cardamoms, ginger, curry leaves, cloves and pepper powder.
3. Stir well and fry for a minute or two.
4. Add the grated coconut and fry for a minute.
5. Remove, cool and grind.
6. Add the remaining oil to the pan.
7. Add the chicken, onions and saunf.
8. Stir well and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
9. Add the ground masala, ginger garlic paste, salt and tomatoes.
10. Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes or until the gravy starts to thicken.
11. In a small frying pan, fry curry leaves in little oil and pour over the curry.
11. Remove and serve with roti or pulao.

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