After a gap, I happened to get some time for my blog, and this time I bring in a wonderful curry that is so aromatic and which tickles your taste-buds to the next level !!!
Well the name may sound uncommon, as this is not an Indian dish, but definitely has the combinations of all the Indian flavors blend together in a different style. This curry is named as ‘Cape Malay’ for the reason being a good number of Malaysians residing in a town named Western Cape in South Africa and they originated this recipe !! No matter where the recipe originates as long as we enjoy making and relishing it…:)
Every now and then I make my versions of chicken curry and this time I wanted to have something different. Something spicy, tangy and something that would make me feel different. In search for different cuisines, I happened ti stumble upon this recipe, I immediately got hooked to it. Checked my pantry and I had all the required ingredients with me…so went ahead..
The aroma of this curry is just beyond words and once this was plated, my kids were like” Mom, when are we going to have lunch ???? ” They just could not wait till it was being served to them. This curry goes best with a bowl of hot jasmine rice. A perfect combination !!!!
Recipe adapted from here with minor alterations.
Servings – 3-4 persons
1 kg Chicken with bones
2 medium Onion finely chopped
2 tsp Ginger, finely chopped
1 can Tomato puree or crushed tomatoes
1 tbsp Coriander powder
1 tbsp Paprika powder ( or the Kashmiri Chilly powder will do )
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1 tbsp Garam Masala
2 tsp garlic finely chopped
1 tbsp Lemon juice
2 tsp brown sugar
2 tbsp oil
Salt to taste
The Spice Mix
2 tsp fennel seeds
1 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
5-6 cardamom pods
1 stick cinnamon
3-4 dry red chilles
. Clean the chicken and keep it aside.
. Using a motor and pistil or a grinder, grind all the spice mix coarsely and keep aside.
. In a heavy bottom pan, heat some oil and saute the onions and ginger till soft.
. To this, add in the coriander powder, turmeric powder,pepper powder, and the spice mix and mix well.
. Once the powders are toasted, add in the tomato puree and bring it boil.
. Then add the chicken and mix well till all the pieces are coated well. Cover with a lid and let it cook for 15-20 mins.
. After 20 mins, add in chopped garlic, brown sugar and lemon juice and mix well. Add salt at this stage and mix well.
. Cover and let it cook for another 15 minutes or till the meat is tender.
. Check for seasoning and turn of flame.
.Garnish with finely chopped coriander or parsley leaves and serve along with hot rice.