Monday, 19 August 2013

Chicken in Coconut Cream by Debasish B

Amader HNesel Thekey...From Our Kitchen (Series):

Guest Post by Dr. Debasish Bhattacharya.

Though I have not stopped cooking for a while, I am catching up late with you all due to my preoccupation with official report writing for infrastructure development projects which currently I am in.

Recently my elder brother Debabrata has treated me with a mutton preparation which was awesome. Inspired by that I prepared this chicken curry that turned out to be awesome too. I am sharing this pleasure with you.

Let’s start preparing chicken in coconut cream…….



Ingredients:

  1. Chicken – 1 kg cut into 10/12 pieces
  2. Coconut cream – 1 cup (250 ml)
  3. Onions – 3 large (finely chopped)
  4. Ginger – 1.5 inches (paste)
  5. Garlic – 6 cloves (paste)
  6. Green chillies – 3 (longitudinally slit)
  7. Black pepper – 15/20 (ground)
  8. Star Anise (Patthar ke phool / Dagar ke phool) – 1
  9. Cinnamon – 1 inch stick
  10. Salt – Add to taste
  11. Sugar – I tsp
  12. Lemon juice – 2 tbsp
  13. Coriander leaves – 1 cup (finely chopped)
  14. Refined sunflower oil – 4 tbsp

Marinate:

v  Wash chicken pieces and drain off excess water.
v  Add 1 tbsp garlic paste and salt and mix well.
v  Keep aside the marinated chicken for an hour.

Preparation:

  1. Put oil in a wok and put on the flame.
  2. Heat oil and put star anise and cinnamon stick into oil.
  3. Put chopped onions into the wok and stir till golden.
  4. Add marinated chicken, ginger paste and the remaining garlic paste and stir well.
  5. Reduce flame and cover.
  6. Stir occasionally and, if required, add a little water and cover wok till chicken softens.
  7. Remove lid and add salt to taste, sugar, ground black pepper and coconut cream.
  8. Stir well and keep it on low flame for 2 minutes.
  9. Remove wok from flame, add lemon juice and chopped coriander leaves and cover for another couple of minutes for settling..
Cooking the chicken

All ready to serve

Serve the curry with steamed rice.


Friends….it is simple, easy to cook and taste-wise? Ooh la la…..


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