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Ingredients :-

Bonned chicken cut ito small pieces 1kg


Potato cubed 1/2 kg
Tomato sliced 1
Thin Coconut milk 2 cups
Thick coconut milk -1 cup
Onion chopped 1/4 kg
Green chillies slit 10
Garlic cloves crushed 5 big
Coriander powder 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Pepper powder 1/2 tsp + 1/2 tsp(for marinating chicken)
Poppy seeds(Khuskhus) 2 tbsp (Soak it in water for 1/2 an hr and then grind)
Curry leaves a sprig
Vinegar to taste
Salt to taste
Coconut oil as needed
For Masala powder :
Whole pepper(Kurumulaku) 4 -5
Cloves(Grambu) 6
Cardamom (Elakka) 4
Cinnamon(Karuva) 1 inch size stick 1
Fennel seeds (Pereumjeerakam) 1/2 tsp
Grind them together into a fine powder and reserve.
For Grinding:
Green chillies 5
Shallots 10 12
Ginger 2 small piece
Garlic 10 cloves
Grind everything seperately and keep aside.
Method:-
Prepare a marinade with pepper powder ,turmeric powder,1 tsp of the ground masal
a powder,salt and vinegar.Marinate the chicken pieces using this for 1/2 an hr p
referrably in a refrigerator.Mix the ground poppy seeds in little water or milk
and keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan and saute half of the onion until it turns translucent.Then re
move the onion from the pan and keep it aside.Add remaining onions into the heat
ed oil and saute it for a while then add slit green chillies and curry leaves an
d saute again.Now add the ground masalas one by one starting with green chillies
,then shallots,ginger and garlic while stirring continuously.Then add the ground
masala powder,fry for a while and stir in crushed garlic and coriander powder.F
ry it well until oil starts to seperate.Now throw in the chicken pieces and fry
for 5 minutes in medium heat.
Pour thin coconut milk into it ,close the pan and let it cook slowly.(If you are
using canned coconut milk,always dilute it by adding necessary water even for t
he thick milk).When the chicken is half done,add the potato cubes into it and co
ok again.When it is almost done,add ground poppy seeds and sauteed onion into it
.Mix well,check for salt,add tomato slices,sprinkle pepper powder and simmer it
for 10 more minutes.
Finally add thick coconut milk,mix well and switch off the heat.Let it stand for
sometime and then serve hot.
( You can simplify the recipe if you are willing to compromise the authentic tas
te.
What to do to make the recipe simple :
1.You can substitute powdered masala powder with store bought garam masala powde
r.
2.Instead of grinding the fresh masalas(chillies,ginger,garlic & shallots) seper
ately,you can grind them all together.
3.Saute all of the onions together instead of doing it in halves.)