Kothu Chicken Curry

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This is a very quick & easy chicken curry that goes very well with kerala porottas.

Ingredients:-

  1. Chicken – 500 grams, boneless cut into smaller cubes
  2. Salt – to taste
  3. Red chilly powder – 1/2 tbsp (heaping)
  4. Kashmiri chilly powder – 1/2 tbsp (heaping)
  5. Coriander powder – 3/4 heaping tbsp.
  6. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp.
  7. Garam masala powder -3/4 tsp. + 1/4 tsp., divided
  8. Ginger –  1/2 tbsp ( ground to a paste)
  9. Garlic – 6 big cloves ( ground to a paste)
  10. Water – 1 cup
  11. Sunflower oil – 3 tbsps.
  12. Onions – 2 cups, thinly sliced
  13. Greenchilly – 1 number, slit
  14. Tomato – 3/4 cup, thinly sliced
  15. Thick coconut milk – 1/2 cup (freshly squeezed)
  16. Cilantro – 1/4 cup

Method:-

  1. Cook the chicken pieces in 1 cup of water adding 11/4 tsp of salt, red chilly powder, turmeric powder, kashmiri chilly powder, turmeric powder, 3/4 tsp. of garam masala powder & half of the ginger-garlic paste. Cover cook on low heat for 20 minutes. Carefully seperate the cooked chicken from the gravy & shred them.
  2. Heat 3 tbsps of oil in a broad non-stick pan. Add the onions & cook till they turn golden brown in colour. Add the greenchilly & the remaining ginger-garlic paste & fry for 7 minutes.
  3. Add the shredded chicken & fry for 10 minutes on low heat till browned.
  4. Add the tomato & mix. Cook for 7-8 minutes or till mushy. Add the gravy in which you had cooked the chicken & cook for 5 more minutes.
  5. Add the thick coconut milk, chopped cilantro & 1/4 tsp of garam masala powder. Mix well & simmer for 3-4 mnutes.
  6. Serve piping hot with porottas.

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Source :- Magic Oven- Lakshmi Nair; Recipe slightly modified

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