( Vegetarians can replace the Chicken with Paneer ... it tastes even better. )
I learnt this from Jaya's blog.
Though using coconut paste or coconut milk is not a novelty to many, I had never used it in any chicken dish.
So I was a little curious when I saw Jaya's "Hassle free chicken curry" post. But on her assurance that chicken tastes good with coconut too .... I decided to try it.
I have made a few changes ... more out of necessity than my usual tendency to experiment. So am giving my recipe here. The original recipe is with Jaya here.
I have used coconut milk and not the paste. I have also skipped out on the haldi powder just to retain the creamy colour that the curd and coconut milk would give.
Also I have not used any garam masala powder .... as it would tend to darken the colour ..... so just whole green cardamoms ...... they give a wonderful flavour in hot oil. And instead of red chilli powder I used chopped green chillies.
Needless to say .... this is one dish that I am going to make again and again. It turned out so good ... am going to make it the next time I have guests for dinner. :-)
And it indeed is hassle free.
Thanks a lot Jaya for sharing such a wonderful recipe. :-)
Chopped or sliced green chillies,
Whole dry red chillies,
Green cardamoms / choti elaichi,
Salt to taste,
A little sugar,
How to :
Marinate the chicken with curd, garlic, salt and a little oil. Since I was using coconut milk I did not use it in the marination as per Jaya's instructions.
Heat oil in a heavy kadhai. Add the green cardamoms and whole red chillies.
Now add the sliced onions and fry till they turn translucent.
Then add the chicken and cover. Cook till chicken is half done.
Then add the coconut milk and and the chopped green chillies.
Stir a little. Cover and cook till chicken is done.
Great with hot rotis or rice.