Monday, February 14, 2011

Chicken In Dry Roasted Spices

This dish is a typical one you can find in the small restaurants of Kerela. The aroma of this dish just wafts around the place , it is really droolworthy . The spices used here are dry roasted and this intensifies the flavour of the dish . It is cooked in these spices and then fried . It is perfect for those cold evenings .This is quite a spicy dish so if you don't want it this spicy , just reduce the chillies .


1 kg chicken , skinned and cut up into pieces
3 tbsp whole peppercorns
1 tbsp whole coriander seeds
1 inch pc cinnamon stick
2 cloves
2 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric
2 tbsp soya sauce
1 tbsp vinegar
1 inch pc fresh ginger grated
3-4 cloves garlic chopped
2 green chillies
2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves (optional)


Dry roast the whole spices till you get a nice aroma .
Then add the chilli powder and the turmeric and roast it for a few sec.
Grind the roasted spices with the ginger , garlic and green chillies .
Add the soy sauce and the vinegar to it .
Add salt to taste
Marinate the chicken in these spices for about an hour .
Now cook the chicken on the stove top till half done .
In another pan heat some oil for shallow frying and fry the chicken pieces till done while reserving the marinade.
After the chicken pieces are fried ,transfer them to a serving dish and pur the reserved marinade on top of the fried chicken and garnish it with the chopped coriander leaves if using any.


The reseved marinade should be thick like a paste , if there is more water , then heat it on the stove till it becomes a thick paste taking care not to burn it .

1 comment:

  1. lovely .. looks mouth watering i'll definitely make this one