Kerala style chicken

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Simmer Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • Chicken 500g
  • Onions (sliced) 1 (large)
  • Chilli powder 1 tbsp
  • Coriander powder 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger 1 inch piece (crushed)
  • Cardamom (elaichi) 3
  • Cloves (grambu) 2
  • Cinnamon (karugapatta) 2 sticks
  • Black pepper powder 1/2 tsp
  • Vinegar 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves a few sprigs
  • Coconut oil 1/4 cup
  • Water 2 cups
  • Cilantro for garnishing
  • Salt as required

How to Make Kerala style chicken

  • Cut chicken into fairly large pieces.
  • Cook chicken uncovered with chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric, vinegar, crushed ginger and salt, with enough water to cover it. While the chicken is cooking, powder, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon.
  • Add this powder to the chicken when it's half cooked.
  • Mix well and continue cooking with the lid off.
  • Take the pot off the flame when the chicken is done and the gravy is thick.
  • Heat a little oil in a pan and fry the cooked chicken.
  • Once you're done frying all the chicken pieces place them on paper towels to drain them.
  • Fry the sliced onions in the left over oil.
  • Then add curry leaves, black pepper powder, the left over gravy and the already fried chicken pieces and saute for a few mins.
  • Garnish with cilantro, mix well and serve.