Varuthuaracha chicken curry, chicken in fried coconut gravy.I made my Lil' one Ram who is almost 3 years to help me on this dish for TRS's Little chefs in the kitchen .Oh..boy..was that fun?..fun or more work for me clean up after his help.He usually likes to sit on the counter top while i am cooking.He likes to point out on things around the kitchen and ask "amma whatz that?".He will keep on asking until he is tired or i am getting restless...:)).This time i asked him to separate pods from garlic,oh..boy ..he was so excited.and again, i was worried 'coz he had just made a mess on the coffee table with water.My H was asking are you sure you wanna do this ?..hahaha.By this time R had started his job.I was telling him to pose his hands for the snaps also again n' again while he was busy helping me.R finally got frustrated and threw all the garlic pods on the table and filled the bowl with his cereal and start eating it.Anyways did a good job on garlic...:)).Thanks to TRS for intiating such a good blog event, may be by next time R will be more helpful than this.
Varuaraccha chicken curry
Chicken - 1 cornish hen (cut into medium pieces)
Ginger garlic paste - 1 1/2 tbsp
Chilli powder- 1tsp
Dania powder - 1tsp
Turmeric powder - 1tsp
Onion - 1 medium sized (chopped)
Tomatoes - 1 large (chopped)
Green chillies - 2
Garam masala - 1/2tsp
Fennel seeds - 1/2tsp
Curry leaves - as needed.
Oil - as needed
Salt - as needed
Fry coconut and fennel seeds in 1 tsp of oil till golden brown and grind it into a fine paste.In a pressure cooker, heat oil and fry onions till golden brown.Now add green chillies,gg paste and tomatoes one by one and fry well.Then add all the powders and fry till the raw smell goes.Finally add chicken and salt and mix well.Add just enough water(i had added 1/2 cup) and cook it for 1 whistle.Switch off the heat.Once the pressure is gone, open the cooker.Add the grinded coconut paste and let boil on medium heat till nice aroma comes.serve hot with rice,roti.
Tips : If you could, do avoid adding water while cooking chicken.Chicken tastes much better if you allow it to cook on its own water.while cooking in a pressure cooker, just add lilttle bit of water to avoid buring.