Chicken curry well flavored with spices. Also called Nadan Chicken Curry. It is well known side dish for Pathiri, Rice variants, Chapathi, Appam or any other Indian Breads. It is an easy and tasty Recipe for Kerala Chicken Curry
Chicken 1 kg, Pepper Powder-1 teaspoon, Turmeric Powder-3/4 teaspoon, Salt-1 teaspoon, Onion-3 numbers, Ginger (grinded)-1 tbsp, Garlic (grinded)-1 tbsp, Kashmiri Chilli Powder-2 tbsps, Coriander Powder-4 tsps, Garam Masala Powder-1 tsp, Fennel Powder-1 tsp, Curry Leaves (Sprig)-3 numbers, Tomato (medium)-2 numbers, Water -1 1/2 cups, coriander leaves (chopped)-3 tablespoon, Coconut oil or Vegetable oil-3 tablespoon, salt.
Marinate the cleaned Chicken Pieces with the ingredients listed under marination. Keep it aside for 30 minutes.Slice onion into very small pieces so that it would be easy for it to get mashed into the gravy while chicken gets cooked.In a kadai, heat the oil. When oil is hot, add the sliced onions, curry leaves, and salt. Adding salt helps the onion to get cooked fast.Saute the onions until it is lightly brown in color. Add ginger and garlic, saute well.Once sauteed well, add chilly powder, coriander powder, garam masala,fennel powder and saute. Add oil as needed to fry the masalas.Grind the tomatoes. Once masalas are done, add tomato into it.Saute for around 5 minutes in medium flame, until tomatoes are cooked.Add water. Bring it to boil and adjust salt in the gravy. Then add marinated chicken pieces. Stir till the chicken pieces are well coated.Cover and cook until chicken is done. It will take around 20 minutes.Coriander leaves are optional. Add it only if you like the coriander leaves flavor. Boil till the gravy is up to the consistency desired.
Serve it with pathiri, any sort of rice variants and any Indian breads