Another lackadaisical Sunday , woke up late , had to force other people here to brush their teeth and start up the day , was too lethargic to do anything.
Hubby lovingly told me he’s on diet and doesn’t need anything for lunch ” Oh that’s his usual dialogue ” and then by 1-30 noon he’ll be searching the pantry shelf…since this is a very easy dish and also because I had some chicken in the fridge , decided to make this super easy dish.
Chicken – Boneless 1 cup chopped.
Green chili – 2 no’s
Garlic and Ginger – 1 table spoon each
Onion/shallots – 1 large, chopped or 20 small onion’s crushed.
Curry leaves – 1 spring
Coconut – 1/4 cup grated
Meat Masala powder – 1 tsp or use Packed Meat Masala powder.
(Meat masala powder – fennel seeds 2 tsp + cinnamon 1small + cloves 3 no’s + cardamon 4 no’s + blackpepper a few all dry roasted and powdered)
Corinader Powder – 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
Red chili Powder – 1 table spoon (use as required)
Vinegar – 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Coconut oil – 2 table spoon.
Coconut – chopped 2 table spoon (Optional)
* Heat coconut oil in a thick bottom pan , saute ginger , garlic and green chili ,folowed by coconut chopped (if using) , saute for 5 minutes and add chopped onion or small onion’s crushed and saute till golden brown.
* Add cleaned chicken pieces , salt , curry leaves and mix well , then add in turmeric powder, masala powder and coriander powder , mix and cook till the chicken pieces are all done, takes almost 10 minutes in medium heat , do stir or else it may stick to the bottom of the pan.
* Sprinkle water if needed (if these sticks) Add the grated coconut and red chili powder and combine well.Keep heat in low once the chicken is cooked and do stir constantly.