Peralan is another famous Kerala style preparation which is basically a dry chicken preparation. Mutton, beef and also potatoes also can be made following the same recipe. It is relatively easy to execute with little spices and can be made in a jiffy. Give this recipe a try..it goes well with rice and rotis.
Chicken - 1 Kg
Shallots/onions chopped- 1 1/2cup
Crushed shallots- 1/2 cup
Tomatoes- 2 medium
Ginger garlic paste- 1 +1
Green chilly- 2
Chilly powder 1 tsp
Pepper powder-1 tsp
Gram Masala- 2 tsp
Coconut milk thick- 4 tsp
oil- 2 tsp
salt to taste
Cut and clean chicken and marinate it with half of chilly powder, pepper powder, turmeric powder, two tsp of garam masala, salt, one tsp of ginger garlic paste and keep aside for half an hour.
Cook this chicken with one cup of water in a closed pot or in pressure cooker( use only 1/2 cup water) till it is tender and till all the water has evaporated.
Chop or slice onions/shallots. Crush yet another half cup of shallots and keep aside.
In a heavy bottom pan heat oil and saute onions till it become golden brown. Add in ginger garlic paste, crush shallots and curry leaves and fry for two to three minutes. Add tomatoes and saute till soft.Add in the remaining chilly powder, turmeric, pepper and garam masala and finally the cooked chicken.Mix till all the masala gets coated well on the chicken. Pour in four to five tsp of coconut milk ( or instead you can add one tsp of vinegar) add let get completely absorbed into the masala. Serve with rotis, rice or fried rice.
Hope you will all enjoy.