Friday, August 15, 2014

Chicken Chukka - My kinda comfort food

As the title says, I can have this dish with a bowl of moru (yogurt drink) saadham anytime if offered :)
If you really like spicy food , then try and make this dish with that extra notch of spice level.You won't be disappointed.

What you need

Chicken  - 1 whole ( cut into small pieces)
Onion - 2 medium sized onion (sliced thin lengthwise)
Oil - 3 tbsp
Ginger - 2 tsp ( minced fine)
Garlic - 2 tsp (minced fine)
Coconut -  2 tbsp ( shredded)
Jeera powder - 1tsp
Perunjeera/Sombu powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Red chillies - 4
Pepper powder - 2 tsp
Daniya powder - 1 tbsp
Salt - as needed
Curry Leaves - a few

How you make it

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan and fry curry leaves, red chillies.Add sliced onions and fry until it is golden brown.Once the onions are golden brown, add in minced ginger  & garlic.Saute until the raw smell is gone and add in shredded coconut.Fry until coconut is nicely roasted along with onions.The shredded coconut gives that extra flavor. Now add chicken and salt. Cook the chicken in medium high flame( no need to add water).Once chicken is almost cooked, add in the masala powders.Add jeera powder, sombu powder, pepper powder, daniya powder and add in extra salt if needed. Keep the medium high flame and cook until the masala is well cooked and comes together with the chicken pieces.Serve hot with Rice/Roti.

1 comment:

IndiaRocks said...

Yummy.. When can we come over for this feast?