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Sunday, February 21, 2016

South Indian Spicy Chicken Masala

South Indian Spicy Chicken Masala has a unique taste which comes from chicken marinated in fresh ground masala paste. Coconut and curry leaves also adds to the flavor.
The dish is spicy and goes well with pulao, rice, naan or roti.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes 
Cook Time: 30 minutes 
Serves: 4
Inspired By:Tasty Appetite 

Ingredients:

To Roast and Grind:
Oil : 1 teaspoon 
Dry red chilies: 3
Star Anise: 1
Marathi Mogga : 1
Cloves : 5
Green cardamom: 2
Black pepper: 1/2 teaspoon 
Coconut powder: 2 tablespoons 
Curry leaves: 5-6
Cinnamon: 1" stick 

To make masala:
Chicken: 500 gms
Sesame oil: 3 tablespoons 
Dry red chili: 1
Mustard seeds: 1/4 teaspoon 
Fenugreek seeds : 3-4 seeds 
Curry leaves: 1 sprig 
Turmeric: 1/2 teaspoon 
Onion : 2 sliced 
Tomato: 2 chopped 
Ginger garlic paste: 1 tablespoon 
Red chili powder: 1 teaspoon 
Cumin coriander powder: 1 tablespoon 
Water: 1 cup 
Cilantro/ coriander leaves: to garnish 

Method:

Heat oil in a pan and add all items to roast except coconut and fry for 1 minute. Add coconut and fry for another minute. Cool off and grind it to a paste.
Mix the chicken and fresh ground paste and marinate for 30 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan and add fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds, red chili and sauté for 1 minute. Add curry leaves, onions and turmeric and sauté till they turn light brown.
Add ginger garlic paste and fry for 30 seconds.
Add tomatoes and cook until they are mushy. Add red chili powder, cumin coriander powder, salt and mix well.
Add marinated chicken and fry for 5 minutes. Add water, close lid and cook for 20 minutes until chicken is cooked. Turn off the stove and garnish with cilantro.
Serve hot with Pulao, rice, naan or roti.















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