Thursday, May 27, 2010

Varutharacha Chicken Curry


Varutharacha chicken curry is chiefly prepared by with roasted coconut grinded  which spices. It is very aromatic chicken in a hot and spicy gravy. It is not for those lazy days when we would love to make a quick and easy curries. It is time consuming but the end result is supremely satisfying to all chicken lovers. It is popular in Kerala, especially in North Kerala. It is great accompaniment with ghee rice, pulao, parotta or pathiris.


Ingredients
Chicken - 1 lb
Shallots- 1 cup
Shredded Coconut- 1/2 cup
Sliced coconut- 1/4 cup 
Tomato- 1
Ginger paste- 1 1/2 tsp
Garlic paste- 1 tsp
Green Chilly -2 
Chilly Powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder- 3 tsp
Fennel seeds- 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon- 2 inch 
Cloves- 3-4
Javentri- 1-2
Star Aniseed- 2
Pepper- 1/2 tsp
Cardamon- 1
Nutmeg- a small piece.
Curry leaves
Oil
Salt to taste


Roast coconut, curry leaves, two to three shallots in one tsp of oil till it is nicely browned up. Allow it to cool and make it into a fine powder and set aside.
Dry roast the spices( fennel, cinnamon till nutmeg) and the chilly powder, and coriander powder and make a fine powder of this mixture.
Clean and cut chicken pieces into desired size and marinate it with the roasted spice powder and a little of water and keep aside for an hour.
In a heavy bottom pan heat oil and saute the onions and coconut slices till golden brown. Add in the green chilly, ginger- garlic paste salt, tomato pieces and turmeric and saute till the raw flavor disappears. Add the marinated chicken and stir fry them a bit. Pour in 3 cups of warm water cover and simmer. Allow to cook for 25 - 30 minutes stirring gently occasionally. When the  gravy thicken add in the roasted coconut powder and allow it to simmer for a few more minutes. ( You can also cook potatoes along with the chicken for a rich creamy gravy and also adjust spices according to your taste). Serve with rice, pulao or parattas.


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Hope you will all enjoy

33 comments:

  1. I do prepare it like this. Definitely this chicken is very aromatic and tasty. Loved that click :)

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  2. Oh wow. LOOKS SO COLOURFUL, SPICY AND RICH. Always love it. U are making me drool.

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  3. Spicy chicken curry Suja..love with pathiris..yummo yumm

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  4. such a yummy dish, really made me drool...

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  5. that looks so beautiful and delicious dear....suberb pic...so tempting...thanks for sharing this recipe !

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  6. Hey, even my MIL always does the chicken this way. I had learnt this method of 1st frying and then grinding from her. She has some Kerala influences in her cooking too. Nice clicks :)

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  7. You are an Angel. I was wondering what to make with chicken I have in the fridge. Now I know :)
    I am going to make this today and will post the picture in my blog Suja...you can give me feedback :)

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  8. suja what a delicious one yarr.very nicely presented.the color is really awesome..Feel to grab some.tomatoes adding some more deliiocusness to the dish..nice presentation

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  9. Lipsmacking chicken curry Suja, makes me drool dear..

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  10. Such a lovely color and yummy chicken!

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  12. Very nicely presented...like it to have with rice..

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  13. Hey wow whata mouth watering color...i just wanna taste it rgt now aftr seing that pic....nice one...

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  14. Hi Suja, this dish looks colourful, spicy and delicious.

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  15. Hi Suja , Adiploi Chicken .

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  16. Hey Suja
    chicken dish is really tempting for chicken lovers...pics is great!!

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  17. Suja,, nice perfect chicken curry dear adding nutmeg gives nice flavour to the curry is it dear... Woow,,seeing the chicku curry pic makes me mouthwatering n hungry dear.

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  18. I am definitely book marking this...sooo inviting

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  19. That looks great. Very tempting & perfect with rice.

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  20. Thank u so much for visiting my blog and levg comment..Nice to see a malayalee blogger too...Chicken curry looks delicious.Went through some of ur posts..All the recipe pics looks very very delicious..

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  21. Thanks all dear friends for your lovely comments.
    Madhu, Open book,thanks dears..do try this..you will surely love it..Vineetha so happy to see you here..do visit often dear friends.

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  22. Thank you so much Panch Pakwan for sharing those lovely awards..so nice of you..Thanks for your friendship and love dear :)

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  23. I love this :-)looks irresistible..vayil ippol kappalodikkam...
    See you after I come back...byeee

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  24. colourful and delicious curry looks really great

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  25. There is something waiting for u in my blog. Plz collect it dear.

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  26. wow looking so nice dear. i never tried this type varutha kozhi curry. anyways i will try next time. thanks for sharing such a nice recipes

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  27. lovely recipe :)... i just love this dish....:) thanks for sharing :).. great pic :)

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  28. luks really tempting...u made it perfectly dear

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  29. Looks just yum...glad to find your blog n to follow

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  30. Thanks all for stopping by and for lovely comments.do visit often.

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  31. Yummy chicken curry..Love it with appam..

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  32. Thanks dear..I too love this with appam.

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