This is a very traditional recipe in Kerala and one among the tastiest and spiciest too. A perfect match with any main course food like rice, Indian bread, roti, appams etc. It does take little time to get it done, but is worth the make.
Chicken cut in big pieces – 1Kg.
Onion – 2-3 cups finely chopped
Tomatoes – 2 cups finely chopped
Red Chilies – 5 nos
Black pepper – 1 1/2 tsp
Mustard – 1/4 tsp
Black Jerra – 1/4 tsp
Cloves – 4 nos
Cinnamon – 1 ” piece
Cardamon – 2 nos
Ginger thinly sliced – 2 tbsp
garlic thinly sliced – 2 tbsp
Cashew – 10 nos, soaked in water
Raisins – 10 nos
Coriander leaves – a bunch
. Marinate the chicken with some salt and turmeric powder. Set aside for 30 min.
. Powder all the dry spicy ingredients and mix this masala powder in little water. Grind the cashew and raisins together and set aside.
.Cut the onion in thin slices and dice the tomato.
. In a pan heat some oil, saute the onion till golden brown, add garlic and ginger and saute for a min. Now add the masala paste and stir till the oil separates. Add the diced tomatoes and after 2 min.
. To this add the marinated chicken. Let the chicken get well coated with the masala. Now add 1 1/2 cup of water and salt to taste. Cover and cook in medium heat till the chicken is well done.
. Add the cashew and raisin paste and remove from heat and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.