Chicken can also be done in a lots of variations And this is is one of those awesome preparations .My mom is very good at Non-Veg recipes and this is one of her delicious chicken item. It tastes great with rice and we tasted this curry with frozen parathas too ,it was wonderful. The fresh ingredients we use makes this curry super tasty.The more the time of marination gives more taste to the curry.I did this with a pressure pan , You can use Kadai too…Try it and see ,this will turn your favourite…
Chicken – 750 gms
Onion – 2 minced
Garlic cloves – 3 minced
Tomato – 1 small sized , chopped
Coriander powder / Kothamalli thool – 2 tsp
Salt as needed
Oil – 3 tbsp
Cinnamon / Pattai – 3 small pieces
Star anise / Annasipoo – 1
Fennel seeds / Sombu – 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves – 1 spring
Curd – 2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder / Manjal thool – 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder / Milagai thool – 1 tsp (increase or decrease to your resistence )
Wash the chicken with lots of water.Then Marinate the chicken with curd ,gingergarlic paste ,turmeric powder and chilli powder and set it aside for atleast 1 hour.
Coconut – grated 1/2 cup
Fennel seeds / Sombu – 1 tsp
Cashew nuts – 6
Grind the coconut ,fennel seeds and cashew nuts into a smooth paste.
Heat oil in a pressure pan and add the ingredients given under tempering and fry for a min.
Add the minced onion and garlic and fry till the raw smell goes off .It will take 5 mins.
Then add the tomatoes and fry till mushy.Add the coriander powder and mix well.
Now add the marinated chicken and fry for 3 mins.
Add the required salt and 1 cup of water and mix well.Close the lid of the pan and after 1 whistle switch it to medium flame for 5 – 7 mins and switch off.
Let the pressure goes off by itself and then open the lid.Add the grounded coconut mixture and allow it to boil for another 7 mins . ( By this time you can check the salt and spice and correct it to your taste.You can adjust the consistency too by adding little water if you find it thick.)
Now the chicken curry is ready to go with Steamed rice / Parathas / Roti .