Serves 6

Ingredients
Chicken pieces 1kg or 2.2 lbs
Chopped onion one and a half cup Chilli powder half or one tsp
Chopped garlic half tbs Cumin seed 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1 tsp perunjeerakam half tsp
Coriander powder 2 tbs pepper half tsp
Oil 3 tbs cloves 5
Chopped ginger 2 tbs cardamom 2
Split green chillies 4 cinnamon sticks

Powder these together. Instead one and a half tsp of garam masala powder can also be used.

Ingredients
Coconut milk 2 cups. Curry leaves a few

Method

  1. Clean the chicken pieces. Mix it with 1 tbs of salt and 2 tsp of lime juice (or half cup of curd) and keep aside for half an hour. Make a paste of the coriander chilli and turmeric powder.
  2. Heat oil in a thick bottomed vessel. Add chopped onion, ginger, garlic and green chillies and brown it.
  3. Add the masala paste and fry for a minute. Add the chicken pieces together with the juice that comes out of it. Stir it for about five minutes.
  4. If the coconut milk is taken from fresh grated coconut add about 2 cups of the second milk to the curry. Otherwise add about 2 cups of hot water.
  5. Cover and cook for about half an hour till the chicken pieces are cooked. If you like potatoes in the curry, about one and a half cups of potato pieces can be added to the curry half way through.
  6. Add the coconut milk and the garam masala powder and curry leaves. If you want more gravy or the gravy is not thick enough dissolve a tsp of corn flour in milk or water and add to the curry and just boil again stirring well and just bring the curry to boil.
Nutrient Composition Per Serving
MACRONUTRIENTS MICRONUTRIENTS
Energy (Kcal) 423 Carotene( µg ) 52.02
Protein (g) 45.5 Vitamin C (mg) 2.75
Carbohydrate (g) 8.5 Mg (mg) 40.73
Fat (g) 23.052 Na (mg) 2.6
Fibre (g) 2.01 K (mg) 81.25
Minerals (g) 2.86 Mn (mg) 0.43
Calcium (mg) 91.4 Zn (mg) 0.4
Phosphorus (mg) 491.5 Cr (mg) 0.008
Iron (mg) 1.29

Modification

Reduce the amount of oil/ghee and coconut milk used
Ingredients
Chicken pieces 1kg or 2.2 lbs Chilli powder half or one tsp
Chopped onion one and a half cup Cumin seed 1 tsp
Chopped garlic half tbs perunjeerakam half tsp
Turmeric powder 1 tsp pepper half tsp
Coriander powder 2 tbs cloves 5
Oil 2 tbs cardamom 2
Chopped ginger 2 tbs cinnamon sticks
Split green chillies 4

Powder these together. Instead one and a half tsp of garam massala powder can also be used.

Ingredients
Coconut milk 2 cups. Curry leaves a few
Nutrient Composition Per Serving
MACRONUTRIENTS
Energy (Kcal) 329
Protein (g) 44.90
Carbohydrate (g) 6.5
Fat (g) 13.72
Fibre (g) 2.01
Minerals (g) 2.71