March 10, 2013

Nadan Erachi Curry / Kerala Chicken curry / Country side chicken curry

                There are some recipes in everyone's home that the whole family loves. Well Nadan Erachi curry served with dosa is one such recipe in our home. My hubby loves the recipe with dosa or idli and if I add coconut to the gravy then he prefers the same for rice. This is a super simple recipe prepared in our native, common gravy known to every Keralite. This gravy is more liquid in texture.

Ingredients:

Chicken - 1 Lb
Onion - 2 cups (Finely chopped)
Tomato - 1 cup (Finely chopped)
Ginger Garlic paste - 1-1/2 Tablespoons
Green chilli - 6 no's(slit to two)
Fennel seeds - 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves - 15 to 20 leaves
Coconut oil - 3 Tablespoons
Chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Coriander powder - 2-1/2 Tablespoons
Chicken Masala - 1 Teaspoon (absolutely optional,it can be any brand you use)
Salt - as needed
Water - 1-1/2 cups

Method:

  • In a pressure cooker heat oil, add Fennel seeds, curry leaves and green chilli. Saute for one minute. Add chopped onions and saute until they are golden brown colour.


  • Add Ginger-Garlic paste, saute until the raw smell goes off. Add tomatoes and curry powders with required salt and saute until the oil oozes out.


  • Now add chicken, stir well on medium flame. when chicken turns to white colour(half cook) add water and check for salt.

  • Pressure cook for 3 whistle. The end gravy will be little watery.

  • Nadan Erachi Curry is ready for Dosa/Idli/Parahta/Chappathi.


NOTE:
  • If you wish to add coconut to your gravy then grind about 1/4 cup of coconut(For this recipe measurement) with 1/4 teaspoon of cumin seeds and add after pressure cooking the chicken. Switch off the stove once the gravy starts to boil after adding coconut paste.
  • Adding coconut increases the thickness of your gravy and tastes well with Steamed white rice / pulav.
  • If you are not adding chicken masala to your gravy then add 1-1/2 teaspoon of chilli powder and 3 tablespoon of coriander powder in total.

40 comments:

  1. Hi Divya...U have a nice space...Following you back. Thanks for the award. I appreciate it.. Keep up your good work... :)

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  2. Wow....chicken gravy looks delicious.... :-)

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  3. yummy chicken curry... just like you say, there's always one or two dishes you want to go back in everybody's house... :)

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    1. Thank u rafee...yes some dishes are repeated 'n' number of times.

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  4. chicken curry most most fav:)this tempting me:)

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    1. Thank you ramya - yup am like you-anything with chicken, i simply love it

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  5. The curry looks so yummy! Love the pics too :)

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  6. Chicken curry looks too delicious

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  7. Good looking curry :) Perfect combo !! We too have a similar combo special at our house :)

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    1. Thank you chitz - thats is so good to have a special fav one for everyone

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  8. Makes me drool..looks so delicious.

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  9. curry looks so tempting...First time here...Happy to follow u :)

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  10. Omg, cant take my eyes from that droolworthy chicken curry..yummy.

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  11. Divya another old favourite. Just realized that we never had it here that way!:-)

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  12. Tasty and spicy chicken curry..Never tried with dosa..

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  13. wow..chicken curry looks so yummy n inviting...i make it similarly with coconut paste...i love it with idly/dosa...tempting clicks!

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  14. Hi Divya, was tempted to come and comment on your recipe here :) looks dashing and makes me drool.... following you from FB group page :) do visit me when you find time...

    Priya

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Priya, i appreciate that. you have a wonderful space and very happy to follow you back:)

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  15. Hi divya,
    First time here, U have a wonderful space with delicious recipes, glad to follow u :)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by aruna. i appreciate that. am so glad to follow you back on your wonderful space :)

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  16. wow..delicious and tempting .

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  17. I'm glad to pass on the Liebster award to you, please come and receive it! :)
    http://sweettoothraf.blogspot.ae/2013/03/another-leibster-on-way.html

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    1. Thank you Rafee, i appreciate that...this is the second one :)

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  18. Love chicken curries of all kinds and always on look out for new ones.. This curry is just making me so hungry right now Divya.. I'm drooling here :-)

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