Wednesday, January 11, 2012

chicken varuval (dry dish)... a spicy kerala cuisine


ingredients:
chicken-1kg
onion-4 sliced
tomato-4 chopped
curry leaves-10no
tamarind paste-2tsp
dry red chillies -2
turmeric powder-1tsp
chilly powder-1tsp
pepper powder1/2tsp
coriander leaves for garnishing.

For the masala mix:
  1. cloves-8-10
  2. cardamom-4
  3. coriander seeds-2tbsp
  4. cinnamon-3 small pieces
  5. cumin-2tsp
  6. fennel seeds- 2tsp
  7. dry coconut-3tbsp(grated)
  8. dry red chillies-5(kashmiri red chilles)
  9. giner-1inch piece
  10. garlic-1 big pod

Method;



  • Marinate the chicken with lemon,turmeric, pepper,red chilly powder and salt to taste for at least 1 hour.
  • Prepare masala mix by grinding all the ingredients from 1-10 to a fine paste without adding water.
  • Fry onions till light brown .Take half of  the fried onion for garnishing.











  • Now add  some curry leaves,whole red chillies and chopped tomatoes and marinated chicken
  • cover it with a lid and cook for about 15mins






  • Now add the masala mix and tamarind paste .cook till masala is dry and oil comes on top
  • Garnish with coriander and fried onions. 

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