Monday, April 29, 2013

Chicken Mappas Kottayam Style - Chicken in green Chilies and Coconut milk

Serves : 3

Time Required : 50 Minutes


Chicken – 1 kg, cut into medium   pieces

Onion –  6  medium, sliced   thinly

Tomato – 2,  sliced thinly

Ginger & garlic – 3 tbsp each, crushed and  chopped

Green chili – 13 -15 ( No chilli powder used for this recipe)

Medium thick coconut milk –   2 cups

Thick coconut milk –1 1/2 cup

Coriander powder –   2 - 2 1/2 tbsp

Bay leaf - 1

Garam masala –  3 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1 1/2 tsp

Chicken masala – 1 tsp (optional)

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Shallots/ Small onion –  8


Curry leaves

Coconut oil/ Oil

Method of Preparation

Marinate   the chicken pieces with three sliced onions, ginger & garlic (1 1/2 tbsp each), green chili (7 of the total qty used), coriander powder (1/2 of the total qty used), garam masala (2tsp), turmeric powder, chicken masala, bayleaf, curry leaves & salt. Keep it aside for 30 minutes.

Cook the marinated chicken in medium thick coconut milk, till the chicken becomes tender.

Heat oil in a pan & splutter mustard seeds.

Add  Shallots/ small onion, remaining portions of the sliced big onion, ginger & garlic, green chili and curry leaves. Saute it till the onion becomes soft.

Add remaining coriander powder & garam masala. Fry it till the oil starts appearing. Add the sliced tomatoes. After five minutes add the cooked chicken along the gravy to this masala mix.

Combine well. Add thick coconut milk and cook for 5-6 minutes.

Garnish  With roasted curry leafs

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