Chicken Fry with Coconut:
There are so many dishes to make chicken but every time I cut up chicken , it ends up in the same old curry style so this time I decided to make it a little different way.This dish is partly inspired by a u tube cook and partly by my dad who is a fantastic cook.
There are very few people who enjoy cooking and my dad is one of them, he made sure that everyone who was around participates in the cooking process even if it was just watching him cook which was so entertaining , and the cooked dish usually was a winner!! He made the whole process of cooking so easy and enjoyable looking back I guess that was one of the reasons I love to cook :)
This year as we are planning our trip to India there are so many things on the TO DO LIST most of all is to spend some quality time with family and friends and also get to eat some great Indian food .Most of the time we go out to eat is to some fancy Indian Restaurant and end up having Indian dishes unheard of so me and my hubby usually sneak out the house under some shopping pretense and coz we love to eat the street food pipping hot vada pav's , pav bhaji and my favorite the hot masala dosa right of a tava on the streets of Mumbai irresistible . We manage to have all these every trip , trying to keep the tradition on for this trip too.
Coming back to the recipe this a a little time consuming dish but all the time and effort put in in the end is well worth it.
What u need :
- chicken – 1 full cut up in bite size pieces
- onion – 1 cup chopped
- coconut grated - ½ cup
- ginger garlic – 1 tablespoon chopped
- red dried chillies – 4-5
- black pepper whole – 1 teaspoon full
- cinnamon bark- 2-3
- cloves- 4-5
- bay leaves – 3-4
- cardamon – 3-4
- anise star- 2-3
- curry leaves - 1-2 springs
- oil – 1-2 tablespoon
- salt to taste
- turmeric- 1 teaspoon full
- paprika 1 tablespoon
Heat a small pan and roast the whole spices for a few minutes , set aside to cool .In the same pan roast the grated coconut till they r crispy and brown this usually takes 5-10 mins be careful to not burn the coconut.Now mix the coconut with the spices using a blender , mix till it is in a fine shredded form do not add any water this has to be in a dry texture.Heat a pan add oil , saute the chopped onions , add ginger garlic and cook for 5-10 mins add the curry leaves too.Add the coconut mix , along with spices turmeric and the paprika add the chicken to this mix cook for at least 20 mins till the chicken is all cooked well. Serve with hot rotis!!