I have been so utterly busy the last few days but the good news is that packing is almost done. Just a few bits here and there which can be dumped into a bin bag the day we leave…which is this friday 😀 I am not so much sad as excited about the move. New place, new people and making a home out of a house sounds very exciting. All this meant, I could only turn a few pages of my book 😦
Last sunday, we not only did most of our packing but also managed to prepare Chicken Biriyani and Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk 😀
S is a ‘pro’ when it comes to cooking Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk. It is one of our favourtie dishes. Goes very well with Plain Rice, Biriyani, Pulao Rice or even Chapathis or Parathas.
- Oil – 6-7 Tbsp
- Onions (finely chopped) – 3
- Tomatoes (finely chopped) – 2
- Chicken – 1/2 Kg (Clean thoroughly with turmeric powder and water)
- Canned Coconut Milk – 1
- Ginger+Garlic Paste – 1 Tbsp
- Cloves – 3
- Cinnamon Stick – 3 half a inch pieces
- Cardamom (Elaichi) – 3 (split open)
- Green Chillies – 5 (Split longitudinally)
- Curry Leaves – 6
- Cumin Seeds – 1 Tsp
- Mustard Seeds – 1 Tsp
- Turmeric Powder – A pinch
- Salt – According to taste
- Coriander – To Garnish
Add oil to a pan or a wok and let it heat.
Later add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Now add cumin seeds and fry. Add curry leaves and green chillies and fry.
Now add onions and mix them on medium flame until they turn golden brown in colour. Then add chopped tomatoes and mix well.
Once tomatoes turn soft, add a pinch of turmeric powder and ginger+garlic paste and mix well. Leave on simmer for atleast 5 minutes mixing it in between
Now add chicken pieces and mix well. Leave it on medium flame for atleast 10 mins mixing frequently in between.
Then add coconut milk and mix thoroughly. Close with a lid and leave for 10 mins mixing inbetween.
By now, you will see alot of water retention. Remove lid and let the curry cook on medium flame. (Do not add any water to the dish).
Approx after 20-30 minutes, water oozed out of the meat should have reduced leaving the curry nice and creamy. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rice or chapathis
This time, I took some pictures 😀