Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Tomato Nutty Chicken Roast

Today, I am posting a special chicken curry called, Tomato Nutty chicken roastAs the name indicates, this chicken roast is rich in tomato and nuts..Chicken is first marinated in spices,deep or shallow fried,which is combined with tomato and nuts-coconut curry..I got this recipe from my cook book 'Malabar Chef',which I bought in Kerala...It has a slight taste of kurma,but the preparation is entirely different..Its a tasty chicken roast..It goes well with the combination of chappati,appam.poori, batoora etc..Ok, Lets move to the recipe.

Recipe Courtesy: Taken from my cookbook,Malabar Chef


      To marinate:
  • Chicken,cut into small pieces - 500 to 900 gm
  • Kashmiri/Red chilli pdr - 2 tbsp
  • Coriander pdr - 2 tsp
  • Turmeric pdr - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Garam masala pdr - 1/4 tsp
  • Vinegar - 1 tbsp
      Other ingredient:
  • Cumin seeds ( Nalla Jeerakam) - 1/2 tsp
  • Fennel seeds ( Perumjeerakam) - 1/2 tsp
  • Cinnamon - 2 pcs
  • Cloves - 2 to 3 no.s
  • Onion sliced - 3 medium
  • Ginger-garlic crushed - 1 tbsp
  • Green chillies,sliced into halves - 2 no.s ( optional)
  • Black pepper pdr - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala pdr - 1/4 tsp
  • Tomato sliced - 2 medium
  • Almonds - 1 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts - 1 tbsp
  • Coconut shredded - 1/4 cup
  • Coriander leaves,chopped -11/2 tbsp
  • Spring onion,chopped ( green part) - 2 stalk

  • Marinate the chicken mentioned in 'To marinate' and set aside for 1/2 hr..
  • Soak the nuts in little water for 10 mins..This is done in order to grind into paste easily..
  • Deep fry or shallow fry the marinated chicken in oil till brown on both sides till 70 percent cooked..No need to fry chicken fully as it will cook in gravy later...Drain the chicken and set aside..
  • In a deep pan, heat oil and add whole spices mentioned and let it crackle..
  • Add the ingredients from sliced onion till garam masala powder and saute one by one..
  • Add fried chicken and  sliced tomatoes and saute well..Close the lid and cook for 8 to 10 mins or till cooked..
  • Meanwhile grind the nuts into smooth paste along with soaked water in a grinder...
  • In a blender, add coconut shredded and grinded nut paste with one cup of water...
  • Pour coconut and nuts mixture into the chicken  and cook for 5 mins in a low flame..
  • Taste and adjust salt..
  • Off the flame..Sprinkle little garam masala ( optional) and garnish with chopped spring onion (green) and coriander leaves..
  • Serve hot with any combination of your choice like chappati, batoora, appam etc