Friday, 9 October 2015

Chicken Thoran

Chicken Thoran, rich and aromatic flavoured chicken. Simple and delicious recipe for you all to try.

  • Chicken 1/2 kg, cut into small pieces
  • Shallots / Small onions 10 to 15 nos
  • Onion 2 medium, sliced thinly
  • Ginger 1piece, crushed
  • Garlic 5 cloves, crushed
  • Green Chilli 4 nos, slitted
  • Curry Leaves 3 sprigs
  • Red Chilli Powder 2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp
  • Black Pepper Powder 1/4 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder 1/4 tsp
  • Coconut 1 cup, grated
  • Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
  • Coconut Oil 
  • Salt

Cut and clean chicken with turmeric powder and lemon juice, drain and keep aside.
Put shallots, in a blender and just crush them and keep aside. Using your hands mix grated coconut, 2 sprigs curry leaves, green chillies, red chilli powder, 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder well and keep it aside. Take a heavy bottomed pan and pour 2 tbsp of coconut oil and add mustard seeds and once it splutter add the crushed shallots and saute till golden brown. Add the crushed ginger, crushed garlic and saute for 2 minutes. Add thinly sliced onions and saute till its become soft. Add the cleaned chicken pieces and mix well. Cover and cook on medium heat for 10 to 12 minutes until the chicken is 3/4 th cooked and start to ooze out water. Now add garam masala, salt, black pepper powder, mix well and cook for 5 more minutes. Add the coconut mixture and combine well. Add 1 tbsp of coconut oil and dry roast it in medium heat till browned up. Once the chicken mixtures get dark brown colour and completely dried then remove from the fire. Serve with warm rice, ghee rice or chapathi.

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