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Coconut Chicken Fry

Coconut Chicken Fry

Brief Description

Coconut Chicken fry is perfumed with an assortment of spices to make a dish that goes well over rice or pasta. Learn how to make this recipe at home by just following these steps.

Preparation Time 20 mins
Cooking Time 30mins
Serves 4

Ingredients for Coconut Chicken Fry

  • Vegetable or coconut oil-  3tbsp
  • Cinnamon stick- 1
  • Green cardamom- 6
  • Cloves- 6
  • Finely sliced onions- 6
  • Curry leaves- 12
  • Whole green chilies- 5 to 8
  • Ginger pieces cut into thin strips- 1 ½  cm
  • finely chopped cloves- 6
  • chicken joints , skinned- 750g
  • ground black pepper
  • salt to taste
  • garam masala- 2 tsp
  • grated coconut- 180g
  • lemon juice- 2 tsp
  • Chopped coriander leaves for garnish.

Coconut Chicken Fry

How to make Coconut Chicken Fry

  • Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium heat. Add the cinnamon, cardamom pods and cloves and fry for 20-30 seconds, or until the spices are fragrant. Heat up some oil in a large pan on medium flames. Drop in cardamoms, cinnamon and cloves and fry till spices are fragrant.
  • Toss in the onions and fry till they are golden brown.
  • Add chilies, ginger, curry leaves and garlic and lower the flames and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Drop in the chicken and stir fry for 4-5 minutes. Season it with black pepper and salt to taste.
  • Add garam masala and water. Make sure water is halfway up the chicken pieces. Bring it to a boil and cover the pan with a lid and let it simmer for 10-12 minutes on low flames.
  • Take off the lid and check if any water is still there. If there is any water left; increase the heat and boil it off while stirring continuously.
  • Once there is no water left, add in the coconut and lemon juice and then cook for another 4-5 minutes with the cover on.
  • Before serving garnish it with chopped coriander.

Coconut Chicken Fry



Some Useful Tips

    To make sure your homemade chili, garlic and ginger paste stays fresh for long add a tbsp of hot vegetable/ sunflower/ canola oil into it and mix well. Keep them in refrigerator and use when necessary.

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