September 26, 2005

Green Chicken Curry

Pushpa Prabhu

Sundays at home when we were growing up wouldnt have felt like Sundays without mama's chicken soup and green chicken curry with parathas and onion rings. Got to get hold of the Chicken soup recipe too!

Total Ingredients:
I kg chicken2 onions
1-cup mint (~50 gms)2 cups coriander (~100 gms)
6 tablespoons oil1 cup grated coconut
12 green chilies1 lemon (juice)
12 garlic cloves3-inch ginger
1-tsp garam masala3 cloves
3 cardamoms1 inch cinnamon stick
10 peppercornssalt to taste

Marination of chicken
Marinate chicken pieces with 1-teaspoon ginger and 1 teaspoon garlic and half cup yogurt for 1 hour

Green chutney ingredients (has been included above) should be ground with all the ingredients listed below
100 gms. Coriander
50 gms mint
12 green chilies
10 garlic cloves
2 inch fresh ginger
1 cup grated coconut
3 cloves
3 cardamons
1 inch cinnamon stick
10 peppercorns
Put all the ingredients for the green chutney in a blender. Add 8 tablespoons of water and blend to a pastekeep aside.

Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a wok over high heat. When oil is hot add the finely chopped onionsstir and fry for 3-4 minutes until they begin to brown. Add grated 1 teaspoon grated ginger and 1 teaspoon crushed garlic and stir once. Put in the chicken pieces and _ teaspoon of salt. Stir and fry for 2-3 minutes (heat should be high). Add the remaining marinade and then add 120-ml/1/2 cup of water and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

Heat the remaining 3-tablespoon oil in a separate pan over high heat. When hot add chutneystir and cook for 6-8 minutes until the oil separates from the chutney. Add chicken pieces, their juices and _ teaspoon salt. Stir and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes or until the sauce has reduced to just coat the chicken and check to see that the chicken is tender. Add the lemon juice and garam masala and mix well.

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