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Flavors Of The South : Kerala Style Chicken Tomato Roast

Flavors Of The South : Kerala Style Chicken Tomato Roast
Flavors Of The South : Kerala Style Chicken Tomato Roast
  • Prep time
  • Cooking time
  • Serves4 Person(s)
  • CategoryNon-Veg
  • Cuisine TypeHomestyle Cooking, Indian, Soul Food, South Indian
  • Good for Lunch , Dinner
About this Recipe

This dish is an easy and super tasty chicken roast that would be perfect for any occasion. A no fuss recipe and loaded with flavor. Chicken marinated in spices and cooked in a thick coconut gravy, heavenly is all I can say! This succulent chicken dish is so deliciously tantalizing. And when teamed up with simple jeera rice, pulav or phulkas, it is simply irresistible

Ingredients & Quantity
  • 1/2 kg - Chicken
  • Ingredients for Marination
  • 1/4 teaspoon - Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon - Red Chili/Kashmiri Chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon - Vinegar
  • To taste - Salt
  • Ingredients for Masala
  • 3 large size Big Onion; finely sliced
  • 1 tablespoon each of - Ginger & Garlic paste
  • 2 & 1/2 teaspoons of - Coriander powder
  • 1 & 1/2 to 2 teaspoons of - Kashmiri Chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon - Garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon - Fennel powder
  • 2 large Tomatoes; finely sliced
  • 3/4 to 1 cup Thick - Coconut Milk
  • Curry Leaves
  • To taste - Salt
  • Coconut oil or any Refined oil (refer notes)
How to cook?
  1. Wash and clean the chicken pieces and make deep gashes in them
  2. Marinate the cleaned chicken with ingredients listed under “Ingredients for Marination” and keep in the refrigerator for half an hour(overnight marination provides best results)
  3. Shallow fry the marinated chicken pieces till it becomes golden brown on either side the chicken is half cooked_(refer notes)_ Remove the chicken pieces from the pan
  4. To the same pan, add the sliced onions a pinch of salt
  5. Cook till onions turn golden brown
  6. Add the ginger garlic paste and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes or till raw smell disappears
  7. Throw in the coriander, red chilli, garam masala fennel powders and fry for a few minutes till masala is cooked through
  8. Add sliced tomatoes curry leaves along with enough salt and mix well
  9. When the tomatoes become soft and oil appears (add one or two splashes of water to get a nice paste like consistency), add the fried chicken pieces and give a good stir till the masala coats the chicken well
  10. Now add the thick coconut milk and mix well
  11. Cover and cook till the gravy is very thick(15 to 20 minutes approximately) The chicken pieces should be succulent coated well with the masala
  12. Flavors Of The South : Kerala Style Chicken Tomato Roast
  13. This curry has a semi-thick gravy.Serve hot with plain rice/pulav/roti/appam

1. You can use any refined oil for this dish but honestly coconut oil enhances the flavor and lifts the dish to a whole new level. So it’s totally your call!

2. If you want to avoid excess oil usage, you can skip shallow frying the chicken. Directly proceed to cooking the marinated chicken pieces in a non-stick pan with very little oil and then adding this into the prepared tomato and onion masala with coconut milk

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