Coconut milk is one of the healthiest food on earth. Coconut milk has become a highlight in south Indian cuisines as coconut is largely available there. Coconut milk is a good dairy free alternative which can be used in making many curry dishes. Chicken with coconut milk is a simple chicken curry recipe cooked in coconut milk. I'm using very less spices in this recipe. I'm using fresh coconut flesh to make coconut milk here.
Simple chicken curry with coconut milk :
preparation time : 20 minutes
Cooking time : 50 minutes
Total : 1 hour 10 minutes
• 350 gms of chicken
• 1 cup coconut milk
• 1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
• 1 big potato (optional)
• 2 onions finely chopped
• 1 tomato chopped
• 1/3 tbsp cumin powder
•1/3 tbsp coriander powder
• 1 tbsp red chilli powder
• 1/3 tbsp garam masala
• 2-3 tsp mustard oil
• salt taste
For making fresh coconut milk take 1/2 cup of grated coconut flesh. Add 1 cup of water. In a blender blend well. Strain the liquid through a strainer. Keep the liquid portion in a bowl. You can either use or discard the remaining in the recipe . Keep the coconut milk aside.
Peel potato and make 4-5 pieces.
Cut chicken into pieces. Wash under running water. Keep aside.
In a pan heat oil. Add ginger garlic paste and chopped onions. Fry till translucent.
Add chopped tomatoes. Fry till oil separates.
Add chicken pieces. Fry for 2-3 minutes.
Add Potatoes and again fry for 5-10 minutes.
Add red chilli powder, cumin powder and coriander powder.
Mix well. Again fry for some time until oil separates.
Now pour coconut milk . Mix well. Bring to boil.
Add 2 cups of water. Then cover the lid. Cook until potatoes and chicken pieces become soft. Add more water if required. Stir occasionally .
Cook until the gravy becomes thicker.
Add garam masala 5 minutes before removing from heat.
Garnish with curry leaves.
Chicken with coconut milk served with pulao