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Varutharacha Chicken Curry is a kerala special recepie. In this recepie the preparation method is different. Fresh grated coconut is roasted with other spices and condiments and ground to a fine masala paste which is the main base of this recepie. Go through the recepie to know the entire preparation.

Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 25 mins

Serves: 6

INGREDIENTS:

  • Chicken : 750 g or 3/4 kg
  • Onion: 2 big finely sliced
  • Tomato: 1 big chopped
  • Ginger : 1 small piece
  • Garlic: 10 cloves sliced
  • Green chillies: 2 slit
  • Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder: 2 tsp
  • Chicken Masala: 2 tsp
  • Salt: for taste
  • Coriander leaves: 1 tbsp finely chopped
  • Coconut oil : 3tbsp

For Grinding into paste :

  • Dry red chillies : 4
  • Cinnamon stick : 1 small piece
  • Cardamom : 2
  • Black peppercorns : 1 tsp
  • Coriander seeds: 1 tbsp
  • Fresh grated coconut: 1/2 coconut
  • Curry leaves: 2 strands
  • Pearl onion/ shallots: 10

PREPARATION:

  • In a pan dry roast cinnamon stick , cardamom and dry red chillies and keep aside.
  • In the same pan add fresh grated  coconut and shallots and toss. To this add curry leaves and  coriander seeds and toss till the coconut becomes dark brown in color.
  • Now remove from flame and keep stiring for 2 minutes . Let it cool.
  • Grind this into a fine paste by adding little water.
  • Heat a kadai, add ginger, garlic and green chillies and toss for 10 seconds.
  • Now add onions and little salt and saute till the onions turn light brown in color.
  • Add finely sliced tomatoes and saute till it turns soft and mushy.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and chicken masala and mix well. Add 1/4 cup water and mix so that the masalas blend well.
  • Now add the ground paste to this and mix.
  • Add 1 n half cups of water and drop in the chicken pieces to this.
  • Close and cook for 15 to 20 minutes till the chicken is soft and tender.
  • After 20 mins, mix well, check for seasoning and add chopped coriander leaves.
  • Switch off the flame and Keep it covered for another 10 minutes.

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