Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Kerala Style Chicken curry (Nadan kozhi)


Food is what you grow up with. The taste that you grow up with stays with you for life. Although we are all ready to experiment, try out new dishes and move out of our individual comfort zones, yet you always want to go back to what your brain has registered as comfort food and close to home.

This Kerala style chicken curry or Nadan kozhi is yet another quick and delicious dish that I like to make when I am reminded of home and want a quick bite. The readymade chicken masala makes it very simple with no grinding, powdering and just right for a weekday dinner.

Ingredients for the chicken curry
Chicken - 800 gms
Onions - 2 (finely chopped)
Green chilli - 1 (split into two)
Ginger - 1" piece (cut into juliennes)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1.5 tsp
Chicken masala powder - 2 tbsp(Mohanlal's taste buds is what I used)
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 8 to 10
Coconut milk - 1 cup ( I used approximately 50 gms of Maggi coconut milk powder)
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tbsp (for the authentic Kerala taste you may use coconut oil)

Method for Kerala chicken curry:
1- Take a pan and add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds and curry leaves. Add in the finely chopped onions and ginger and saute till the onions turn soft and translucent.
2- When the onions turn golden brown in colour, add the green chilli (if you want it spicy you may add 1 or 2 more green chillies at this stage). Add in the turmeric powder,salt and coriander powder. Saute. Add the chicken masala(mix the mahttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifsala in 2 tbsp of water and then add so that it doesn't get burnt). Saute till the oil starts separating.
3- Now add the chicken pieces and mix well to coat the chicken pieces with the masala.
4- Add the coconut milk and cover. Let the chicken pieces cook in the coconut milk and soak in the flavours of the masala. When the chicken pieces are well-cooked(this dish will not have too much gravy) open and garnish with fresh curry leaves. Serve with rice or chapati.

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16 comments:

Tina said...

perfect chicken curry...

Sushma Mallya said...

Chicken curry looks so perfect...YUM!

Prathima Rao said...

Simple & mouthwatering!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Suja said...

Delicious and spicy chicken curry,yummy

divya said...

yummy and delicious curry...

Sobha Shyam said...

super delicious chicken curry, looks yum..Congrats on ur recipe being selected.

Now Serving said...

congrats dear - you an I contributed payasums :)

Uma said...

WOW. the curry looks very delicious. am drooling here.

Cheers,
Uma

Susan and Abraham said...

These look delicious. chackoskitchen.com

Susan and Abraham said...

These look delicious. chackoskitchen.com

Kurryleaves said...

nadan kozhu curry looks perfect...mmm..drooling here

Sarah Naveen said...

u r right Vandana. the taste you grow up with stays with you ..and what we all do is just to recreate it !
spicy , yummy chicken curry

JishasKitchen said...

I just love chicken curry and that too which is prepared in a nadan way....perfect with appam...

San said...

Chicken curry is so pleasing. Chicken curry with naan is what i could hog at any time.

Priya's Feast said...

I never tried kerala chicken curry..Nic pic

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