Thursday, 20 October 2011

Kozhi Kurma (Chicken Kurma) Recipe

Ingredients:
Chicken - 1 kg, shredded into pieces
Oil - 4 1/2 tbsp.
Ginger - 1 tsp, chopped
Garlic - 1 tsp, chopped
Coconut - 1/2, grated
Green Chillies - 10, chopped
Poppy Seeds - 1 1/2 tsp
Chana Dal (Bengal Gram Dal)- 1 1/2 tsp
Aniseed - 1 1/2 tsp
Star Anise - 1
Cloves - 3
Cinnamon Stick - 1
Curry Leaves - 15
Onions - 150 gms, sliced
Tomatoes- 100 gms, chopped


Method:
1. Heat 1 tsp of oil in a kadai.
2. Add the ginger, garlic, coconut and green chillies.
3. Stir fry for a while.
4. Keep aside.
5. Dry roast the poppy seeds, chana dal, aniseed and star anise.
6. Grind to a paste with a little water.
7. Heat the remaining oil in a separate kadai.
8. Add the cloves, cinnamon stick, curry leaves and onions.
9. Saute till the onions turn light golden brown.
10. Add the chicken and the poppy seed paste and mix for 5 minutes.
11. Add a little water and the tomatoes.
12. Cook for 12-15 minutes. Check for seasoning.
13. Serve hot with rice.

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