Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Madras chicken with Avocado parathas

While i was pregnant, we used get this madras chicken masala paste from the local indian store and make madras chicken.I was hooked onto it thru' out the pregnancy.That paste made my H's life lot easier 'coz there was not much to do in the kitchen.Just fry onion, chciken and add this paste.Tasted delicious.Few days ago, when i was going my cookbook, found a recipe called "Madras chicken" and was wondering whether it was the same.Well, it tasted exactly the same.So here is that recipe from the scratch.


Cornish hen - 1 (cut into medium sized pieces)
Onion - 1 (chopped fine)
Tomatoes - 2
Gingergarlic paste - 2tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2tsp
Coconut milk powder - 2tbsp
Salt - as needed
Coriander leaves - as needed
Oil- as needed

Powder the following

Cinnamon - 2 (1/2 inch stick)
Cardamom - 2
Cloves - 2
Peppercorns - 1/2tsp
Jeera - 1tsp
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Red chillies - 6


Marinate chicken pieces with salt and turmeric powder for about 1 hour.In a pan heat oil and fry these chicken pieces till golden brown.In a pan,take 3tbsp of oil from the oil used for frying.Fry chopped onion, ginger garlic paste,tomatoes one by one till everything comes together.Add powdered masala and fried chicken pieces.Mix very well and then add coconut milk powder.If needed add little water.Close the lid and cook for about 5 minutes.Now add chopped corinader leaves and open and cook till only little gravy is left.Serve it with rice/roti.I served this with Spice is Right's Avacado parathas.

Tips: You can subsitute coconut milk powder with powdered cashews also.If adding water to chicken gravy like this always add hot water.


USHA said...

So now i got a receipe for spicy and tempting Madras chicken...

How did you use avocado in parathas,by mixing the pulp in dough?

I'm hearing good informations on avocado recently, even in sunt.v they was a article in health programme. It got rich source of good cholestrol,which prevents heart problems..
They said that we can have the pulp with sugar or jaggery,so i need your suggestion.

Maheswari said...

Usha, try this chicken..it's really delicious.Regarding avocado....it was very buttery and made the parathas very soft.
I took out the pulp and mashed it well with a fork.Then added it to the wheat flour and made it into a dough.Check out indira of mahanandi's version.


Asha said...

I love the sound of Madras Chicken recipe all the ingredients.I will try this.When I was pregnant,I just couldn't stand any kind of meat at all!:D
I knew about Avocado chapatis from her site but never tried it,I always end up doing the Guacamole with Avocados!

Mishmash ! said...

Guacamole with avocados or egg salad with avocados, thats my exposure. So what would be the colour of the paratha's? green? is that avocado paratha's in the pic?


Maheswari said...

Thanks asha..while i was pregnant i couldn't stand any veg..at all..:))..Try this and let me know.

Thanks shn, I f you add more avocado..then the parathas will be green.I just added one avacodo for 2 cups of wheat flour..so not much color..

Trupti said...

I don't eat meat but I am interested in those Avocado parathas.....do they come out nice and soft?


Jyothsna said...

Chicken!!! Wow! Avacado parathas??? Does it look green? Is it sweet to taste?

Maheswari said...

Trupti..the parathas were very soft..try it out..

Jyostna..nope..they are not sweet and was not that green since i used only one avacodo for about 2 cups of wheat flour..

indosungod said...

Avocado Paratha that must have been rich with the Madras Chicken

Anonymous said...

Dear Maheswari,

I tried out your madras chicken curry & it was very tasty.The grinding of mustard seeds is unique & addition of coconut milk powder gives it a creamy texture.Thanks a lot.


maheswari said...

Thanks Kate.Yeah..somehow grinding mustard seeds gives a nice twist.Glad you enjoyed it.