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    Chicken Coconut Milk Curry - No Tomato Recipe



    Chicken curry prepared with spices in coconut milk is such a treat to the taste-buds. Am a big lover of this dish due to the smooth curry texture and yumminess, the chicken pieces in this curry absorbs all the flavors well and remains juicy and succulent. It is not too spicy yet has mild flavors of the spices added, it may seem spicy don't be deceived by the red color of the curry. Chicken with bones will suit this curry more. Goes well as sides with ghee rice, coconut rice (click here for recipe), biryani and other rice varieties, also good with dosas and idlis. I prepared this curry today, as side for coconut rice and got more praises, my coconut rice recipe is a sure hit too, try them and share your feedback here. Now lets see how to prepare this yummy curry.

    (Looking for more hotter chicken curry? click here and here)


    INGREDIENTS

    (Serves 3 - 4 people)
    1. Chicken - 500 grams (With bones preferred)
    2. Coconut milk - 2 cups ; Thin coconut milk - 1 cup (To know how to make thin milk see tip 1)
    3. Big onions - 1 (sliced)
    4. Ginger-Garlic paste - 2 spoons 
    5. Curry leaves - A handful 
    6. Red chilli powder - 1.5 spoons 
    7. Cumin powder - 1/2 spoon 
    8. Pepper powder - 1/2 spoon 
    9. Turmeric powder - Few pinches 
    10. Cumin seeds - 1/4 spoon 
    11. Cinnamon stick - 1 inch long piece
    12. Cardamom pods - 2 
    13. Salt - As per taste 
    14. Oil - 5 spoons ; Ghee - 1/2 spoon 


    PREPARATION METHOD

    • Wash chicken well in water apply turmeric powder and salt and set aside for few minutes and wash again. 
    • Heat a wide pan add oil and ghee, when it heats up add cumin seeds and let it splutter, then add cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, curry leaves, sliced onions and saute well until the onions turn translucent. 
    • Add ginger garlic paste saute for few minutes, then add red chilli powder, cumin powder, salt and stir well.
    • Then add the chicken pieces and saute for few minutes. 
    • Now add 1.5 cups of coconut milk and 1 cup of thin coconut milk (or) water and cook on low flame. 
    • Stir occasionally and add water if necessary, then add pepper powder. 
    • When the chicken seems almost cooked (takes atleast 20 minutes) add the remaining coconut milk and stir well. 
    • Cook for another 10 minutes on low flame and remove from flame when the chicken pieces seems tender and cooked and the gravy thickens. 
    • If you wish garnish with coriander leaves and serve!

    TIP 1: How to extract thick and thin coconut milk 
    Thick coconut milk: In a blender add the coconut pieces and grind coarsely first do not add any water now. Then add 1/4 a cup of water and grind into a fine paste. Use a muslin cloth or strainer with finer holes to extract the milk, add another 1/4 cup of water and extract the milk. Muslin cloth works best. Don't discard the pulp, you'll need this to extract thinner milk

    Thin coconut milk: Now take the leftover coconut pulp and mix it with 1 cup of water. Then extract the thin milk using muslin cloth or strainer.

    TIP 2: This is a mildly spiced curry, but seems like a spicy one. You can add more red chilli powder if you like it more hot.

    TIP 3: You can prepare this curry using a pressure cooker also but it will not give you the best flavors. For the pressure cooker method follow the same steps upto step 6 (i.e upto addition of pepper powder) then close the pressure cooker with lid and cook for 10 minutes. Then open the lid and add the remaining coconut milk and boil for another 5 minutes and serve.

    Missed ginger-garlic paste in this picture's ingredients list while editing! 
    Lip-smacking and delicious chicken coconut milk curry is now ready!! It is so yum and goes well with rice, especially coconut rice or ghee rice, dosas and idlis!!


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    53 comments:

    1. wow.. like the curry color.. very thick and tempting..

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      1. Wow Preeti that was a super quick comment :) Thank you!!

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      2. amazing..idhku mela enna irrikku..

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    2. The curry looks so delicious Divya! and like the clicks!

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    3. What a temptation there ! I loved it so dearly..Real exotic Divya !

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    4. gravy looks nice... may be it will be good treat for my dad as he need without tomato in any dish... will tell to mom...
      VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

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      1. Thanks Viji :) Am sure your dad will love this curry :)

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    5. The pics look stunning. Yummy dish.

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    6. Divs...we both are die-hard chicken lovers. Even I posted a chicken recipe today dear :D. Your recipe is tempting and great look wise. Do check mine too. I am sure you will love it when you try out.
      Mini Chicken Drumsticks in Tamarind Gravy

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      1. Yeah Lavanya we are chicken lovers will definitely try your recipe, name itself sounds yum and you try this one we'll share the feedback together..you'll love it :)..Hey like the way you call me :) Even Preethi calls me so..

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      2. yeah...now we r familiar and became friends via blogging...so I felt like calling u divs in a cute way :)

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      3. That's so sweet :) Thanks Lavanya!!

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    7. No coriander seeds in this recipe, a different one from mine, will try this soon. Looks delicious and loved the color.

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      1. Yes Swasthi haven't used coriander seeds, try this sometime :) Hope you'll like it!!

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    8. Wonderful clicks...Drooling here dear

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    9. looks amazing divs...bt i never use tomato for chicken...

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      1. Thanks dear :)Is it? I use tomatoes in lots of chicken preparations!!

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    10. பார்க்கும் பொழுதே சுண்டி இழுக்கிறது...

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    11. Don't mind, can I have that bowl now Divya? OMG! Chicken coconut milk curry just looks divine dear.

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      1. Sure Sanoli grab it :) Glad you liked it!!

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    12. Looks Yum!
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    13. Beautiful colour.

      You are welcome to join in my monthly food blogger event THE SOUP KITCHEN, here for entry details and current theme. New theme each month. All bloggers are welcome, hope to see you participate soon.

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      1. Thanks for the invite :) Have sent my recipe :)

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    14. The chic curry looks so inviting

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    15. Divya this is so yummy dear... i am coming home just to have this... :-) would love to try the no tomato recipe

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      1. Hey you are always welcome Priya :) When are you coming!!

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    16. Super inviting dear..Rush your delights for Fast Food Event Noodles

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    17. wow...marvellous...I'd looove to give it a try..:)
      Tasty Appetite

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    18. this gravy is tempting. it is new to me. i has to try it soon.

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      1. Thanks dear :) Try it out you will love it for sure :)

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    20. Hi Divya, thank you so much for submitting this to The Soup Kitchen for September's theme.

      Remember, you are welcome to submit more than one recipe.

      Roundup will be published after the 20th.

      Thanks again.

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      1. Thanks dear :) Will send you more soon!!

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    21. Awesome dish! Thks for leaving your lovely comments @ Shirley's Luxury Haven! I'm following u now @ GFC & would love to have u follow me too :)

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    22. Rich gravy with coconut milk. Great idea.

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    23. my baby sis planning to try this dish for guests who are coming home for dinner.... will give the credits for sure...

      Priya
      Rose Celebration Cake for Husband

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    24. Hi Divya, I'm always on a watch out for hot curry recipes. Thanks for sharing. I'll be visiting your hot spicy curries posts, too.

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    25. Wow wonderful clicks..What camera do you use?? :) :)

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