Malabar chicken curry – Looking for a delicious chicken curry that’s well-known for its rich and creamy sauce? No problem. Why not try this Malabar style chicken curry in coconut sauce? Perfect to enjoy with naan or a bowl of rice!
Truth to be told, a good chicken curry is one of my go-to comfort dinners. When it comes to chicken curry, I usually stick to my traditional favorite. But, as you know, I always love to try out new recipes. So, last week I made this special chicken curry which is actually a classic recipe from the northern region of Kerala.
The best part of this Malabar chicken curry is its rich, luscious sauce or gravy. The creamy sauce alongside the subtle spices, and of course the tender chicken. It’s very similar to a basic chicken curry.
As I said, the most exciting part of this chicken curry is its sauce. I mean, who doesn’t like the combination of coconut and spices? To make this delicious sauce, you’ll need fresh grated coconut. The keyword here is ‘fresh’. If fresh coconut is not available, frozen ones will also do the job. But don’t use dried grated coconut. For maximum flavor, fresh is always the best.
Fry coconut with all the spices until it’s golden. But don’t forget to stir continuously to prevent burning, okay? Grind this coconut to a smooth paste. Again, remember the word ‘smooth’. That’s the secret to the richness of the sauce. Now don’t you love the spicy, toasted flavor of coconut?
The second and final part of this Malabar chicken curry is cooking chicken pieces in the coconut sauce. I always prefer chicken with bone for curries as they are more flavorful. In my opinion, chicken with bone tastes much better compared to the boneless version. But, on the other hand, if you like boneless chicken, go for it.
And add plenty of curry leaves for the authentic taste. Now if you want to take a break from the regular chicken curry you make, try this out. I must admit, the combination of chicken and toasted coconut is just amazing. So flavorful, yet easy to make!
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