I absolutely love South Indian food and I love creating recipes based on those refreshing, spicy flavours! A few weeks ago my husband was craving for something spicy, something different and I came up with this simple and delicious chicken curry.
You have to give this curry a try, I served it with steamed rice and layered Kerala Paratha and my husband really enjoyed it.
Do give it a try.
- 1 large onion roughly chopped
- 1 inch ginger roughly chopped
- 5 cloves of garlic smashed
- 1/3 cup cashews
- 4 green chillies
- 3 green cardamoms
- 2 brown cardamoms
- 1 stick of cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp cloves
- 1 tbsp black peppercorns
- 2 bay leaves
- 1/2 cup fresh cream it coconut cream
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp or to taste red chilli powder
- 1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
- Salt to taste
- 1 tbsp oil
- Coriander for garnishing
Ingredients for marination:
- 6 chicken drumsticks or thighs cut in long pieces
- 1 tsp ginger and garlic paste
- 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp lemon juice
Marinate the chicken in the above ingredients for at least 1 hour.
Instructions for the curry:
Heat 1/2 tbsp oil add all the whole spices, onion, ginger, garlic, cashews and sauté for 10 minutes till the onion becomes dark brown and cooked completely. When a bit cold, make a fine paste if it. Keep it aside.
Heat rest of the oil, add the turmeric powder and chicken. Brown the chicken on a low flame till it becomes completely brown.
Add in the the paste and some water, cook it is completely cooked.
Add in the cream and simmer for 1 minute. Add the kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves).
Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot with rice or parathas.