Monday, January 24, 2011

Quick Chicken Stir Fry Recipe (Kerala Style)

Chicken Stir Fry (Kerala style recipe)
Flavours and taste definitely have a strong impact on one's senses. Don't some tastes remind you of mom's cooking or take you back to a certain moment or place back in time. The curry leaves and fennel seeds have been playing havoc with my emotions for the last few days and make me feel terribly home sick. They gift me a trip back home every time to mom's cooking and the distinct variety of flavours that the Kerala cuisine has to offer. A cuisine so full of fabulous ingredients, though subtle can leave an everlasting impression. The culinary wonders of Kerala are definitely close to my heart. There are ingredients in my kitchen that transport me to a world that was mine some time ago but for now lost in the past. Childhood memories with grandmom, mom's fabulous cooking, the evergreen days at home and even a lovely holiday spent with hubby in a part of God's Own country just come by in a flash with just a bite or at times even a whiff. Equipped with a variety of ingredients I decided to perform a magic act the other day cause I was feeling terribly homesick and wanted to get home for atleast a moment. Lo and behold!!the fennel seeds and the generous addition of curry leaves all made it happen:). Back to reality all refreshed and rejuvenated:)

Quick Chicken Stir Fry (Kerala style)
Chicken pieces - 200 gms (boneless bite sized pieces, washed and cleaned)
Turmeric powder or haldi - 1/4 tsp
Kashmiri chilli powder - 1 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/2 to 1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste (fresh) - 1 tsp
Vinegar or lime juice - 1 tsp
Fennel seeds powder - 1 tsp
curry leaves - 8 to 10
Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1 to 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
1- Mix the chicken pieces with all the ingredients (except oil) and keep aside for 15 minutes.
2- Take a kadai or non-stick pan and add the marinated chicken. Cook for 7-8 minutes.Add the oil and let fry for 5-6 minutes. Add in some fresh curry leaves and serve hot with rice or chapatis.


Suma Rajesh said...

wooo my fav snack...perfect

Cham said...

I like dry curry, sounds delicious this chick recipe!

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

love the tempting chicken fry :) yum..
hey thanks a lot for stopping by my blog and ur encouragement :)

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

and our template are same.. same pinch :)

Rachu said...

Chkn fry looks different.. a 'must try' recipe..

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Looks so authentic... colors are tempting..

Swathi said...

Delicious chicken fry.Nice one.

Gulmohar said...

Way too tempting...Love anything chicken :-)

Guilherme said...

I really love indian food. Very colorful, tasteful and lots of seasoning and condiments.



Soumya said...

I love this dish a lot, we make it much more often, I have moved to, Happy to follow you from thr