Sunday, April 28, 2013

Varutharacha Chicken Curry

A traditional super chicken curry with the perfect blending of roasted coconut with the same rustic spices like   coriander, fennel and the additional ingredients such as pearl onions and curry leaves..This curry can be seen any part of Kerala with slight variations. Whenever there is appam or pathiri at my mother's house this curry is a must...The making of this curry takes some time,but the result will be outstanding...Nobody can resist their taste buds to have this if they got a chance to have once in their life time...

Ingredients :

  1. Chicken : 500g(cut into medium size pieces)
  2. Onion : 2
  3. Pearl Onions : 7-8
  4. Ginger Garlic Paste : 2 tsp
  5. Red Chilly Powder: 2tsp
  6. Coriander Powder: 3tsp
  7. Turmeric Powder : 1/2 tsp
  8. Fennel Seeds : 1 tsp
  9. Coconut Grated : 1 cup
  10. Curry Leaves : 3-4 springs
  11. Salt
  12. Coconut Oil

Method :

  • Heat 1/2 tsp coconut oil in pan and add the grated cocnut with 2-3 shallots sliced,2 curry leaves and fennel seeds.
  • Roast well into dark brown colour and switch off the flame.
  • Add red chilly powder and coriander powder into it and combine well
  • When it cools, grind into a smooth consistency.
  • Crush the 5-6 pearl onions and keep aside.
  • Pressure Cook the chicken with the pearl onions crushed, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder and sliced onions.
  • After cooking this add the ground mixture and allow to boil in medium flame.
  • Heat 3 tbsp coconut oil in a pan and add 2-3 shallots sliced and 2 springs curry leaves.
  • When the onions become brown in colour and a nice aroma comes pour this into the curry and keep in flame for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame and close the pan till serving


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