Monday, June 27, 2016

Kerala Toddy shop (Kallushappu) style chicken curry

Usually I do not post a write up about my recipes. This time the recipe is something very special and 
have some fond memories attached to it  . One of my friends planned a get together at kumarakom  last week. It was really exciting to spend two days with my childhood friends. we had so much to catch up. It was a road trip and while travelling one of them in the group suggested to have lunch from  a restaurant attached to a toddy shop. I was sceptical about the food  and the ambience   as we were only ladies in the group. To my surprise the area was quite clean and we headed for the special lunch from there . They served us many varieties of fish and prawns. while going through the menu the person who served us told about this chicken curry . Without thinking much we orderd a portion. It was awesome, with coconut oil on top the curry was mouth watering. While leaving we asked for the recipe and he gave us a rough description about the preparation..when I came back home next day itself prepared and served to my family .Everyone loved it and I am sure all my readers too will try out and  enjoy the hot spicy chicken curry.

Chicken : 500gm
Onion : 4
Garlic: 1tbsp
Ginger :1tbsp
Green chillies : 4
Curry leaves few
Salt to taste
Coconut oil: 4 tbsp
Fenugreek seeds : 1tsp
Dry red chilly :5 ( soaked )
Kashmiri dried red chilly :12(soaked  in water )
shallots : 5
Mustard seeds :1tsp
Vinegar :2 tsp
Coriander seeds :1 tbsp
Pepper corns :1tbsp
Garam masala powder : 1 tsp
Cardamom : 2
Fennel seeds 1/2 tsp
water  :2 cups

wash and clean chicken .cut into medium size pieces.slice onions thinly. crush ginger garlic and green chillies.Grind dried red chillies , shallots, corriander seeds , pepper, and garam masala to a fine paste.
Heat a pan add oil , splutter mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds. Saute onions slightly. Add crushed ginger garlic and chillies. Add few curry leaves and fry till the raw smell goes.Add vinegar and salt, Add ground masala and saute for a while. Now add chicken pieces.combine well to coat the masaa well on chicken pieces, Add water and boil .cover and cook till the chicken is soft. Now add fennel and cardomom . cook till the chicken is done and the oil leaves on top. Add few more curry leaves, switch off the flame . Serve hot with kerala dishes like Rice, Appam,or Puttu.