Saturday, January 8, 2011

Coconut Chicken/ Thenga Kozhi

Chicken side dish rich with fried coconut. Coconut lovers will love every bite of this dish!

  1. Chicken- 1/2 kg
  2. Onion- 1 onion,sliced
  3. Grated coconut- 1 cup
  4. Curry leaves- 10- 15
  5. Ginger- 1 inch chopped finely
  6. Garlic-4 pods,chopped
  7. Cinnamon- 1 stick
  8. Cardamom- 2 
  9. Cloves- 2
  10. Fennel seeds- 1/2 teaspoon
  11. Pepper corn- 4
  12. Chilly powder- 2 teaspoon
  13. Turmeric powder- 1/4 teaspoon
  14. Coriander powder-1 teaspoon
  15. Salt- as required
  16. Oil for frying
  1. Marinate the cut chicken pieces with 1 teaspoon chilly powder,turmeric powder salt and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add ingredients 5-11 and saute till aroma fills the air.
  3. Cool them and grind to a fine paste with little water.
  4.  In the same pan saute the grated coconuts till they turn brown. Please be careful not to burn them.
  5. Drain and keep aside.
  6. To the same pan add curry leaves,onions and saute till tender.
  7. Add the ground paste and saute for 2 mins
  8. Add the chicken pieces, salt,1/2 cup water cover and cook in low flame till chicken is cooked.
  9. Add the fried coconut and mix well. 
  10. Keep on fire till the gravy thickens and the coconut sticks on to the chicken pieces.
  11. Move to a serving dish and garnish!
Serve with rice /chapathi/ roti/ dosa/ appam.. Its lovely. I just love biting the fried coconut pieces!

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