Karnataka style chicken curry. Best with rice / rotis. Recipe from Karnataka cuisine by Ranee Vijaya Kuttaiah !!
Serves: 4 – 5
For the chicken:
1 k g chicken pieces, cut into medium size
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
½ teaspoon salt
Wash and clean chicken pieces. Drain out water thoroughly. In a bowl, marinate chicken pieces evenly with turmeric powder and salt. Cover and keep aside for half an hour.
For the masala (paste):
1 teaspoon oil
2 onion, chopped
1 – inch piece ginger, chopped
4 clove garlic
1 teaspoon black pepper
3 green chillies (3 small or 2 big size)
1 ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
2 teaspoon coriander powder
In a pan or kadai, heat 1 teaspoon oil on a medium heat and fry all the ingredients (except other ingredients) until fragrant and color changes (approximate frying time 10 minutes). Keep aside to cool for 15 – 20 minutes and make a fine paste in a small mixer bowl. Finally add (other ingredients) red chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder.
1 tablespoon oil
1 big size cinnamon stick
2 onions, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
Ground masala (spice paste)
1 cup (200 ml) water
Marinated chicken pieces
¾ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
4 tablespoon grated coconut (make a fine paste separately)
¼ cup (3 tablespoon) chopped coriander leaves (or a mix of chopped mint and coriander leaves)
Heat oil in a pan. Add cloves and cinnamon stick. Fry on a low heat until fragrant.
Add chopped onion and fry on a medium heat until golden color.
Add chopped tomato and fry well for 3 – 4 minutes.
Add ground masala and stir well for 3 – 4 minutes (until well combined with onion and tomatoes).
Add 1 cup water, marinated chicken pieces and salt to taste. Mix all the ingredients well. Cover with a tight and cook on a medium to low heat for 20 - 25 minutes or until almost done / chicken pieces cooked.
At this stage, add coconut paste and chopped coriander (or a mix of coriander – mint) leaves. Gently stir well and cook again on a low heat for 5 minutes. Serve hot with rice / rotis / idiyappam (string hoppers) …