Friday, July 4, 2008

MANGALORE CHICKEN CURRY with LAVASH

I prepared this dish solely to satisfy my cravings for Kori rotti.Kori rotti is a popular Mangalorean dish, a combination of red chili-based chicken curry and crispy crackling dry bread made from rice flakes. Its a traditional dish of the bunts (Tulu speaking Mangaloreans) and served at weddings, parties and special occasions.

I was introduced to this dish during my college days in manipal and i can say its one of the tastiest traditional dish i have had.Ones in a while i do get cravings to eat this but its very hard to find these crispy rice rotis here and so i had to make something very similar to it.I thought of making khoubiz but our very dear Asha suggested me to make Lavash. I am so glad she did as it turned out to be a real treat.When i took a bite of that crispy bread with a scoop of the chicken curry on it hmmmmm i was in heaven :).You can also soak the bread in the gravy and eat it,that is how kori rotti is usually eaten.Those who havent eaten this before this is the right time.Do try it i am sure u wont regret it.

MANGALORE CHICKEN CURRY

INGREDIENTS

Large chicken breast(boneless or with bones) - 2 ,cut into cubes
Grated coconut - 1½ cups for milk + 1/2 cup
red chillies - 6-7 nos
Coriander seeds - 3 tbsp tbsp.
cumin seeds - 1 tsp.
peppercorns seeds - 10

onion - ½ cup , chopped
Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp.


Butter - 1 tbsp.

gin-garlic paste - 1 1/2 tsp
onion - 1 medium size , chopped

curry leaves - 1 sprig
green chilies - 2 nos,slit
tomato paste - 1 1/2 tbsp
tamarind juice - 1 tbsp
garam masala -1 tsp
cilantro - to garnish
Salt to taste
lemon juice to garnish


METHOD

Grind 1 1/2 cups of coconut finely with 2 cup hot water. Squeeze out thick coconut milk and keep aside. Add 1 1/2 cups of hot water to the residue and take out thin milk.
Roast ½ grated coconut till light brown,set aside. Dry roast red chillies,coriander seeds,cumin seeds and peppercorn seeds and keep aside.Fry the ½ chopped onion till light brown in a little bit of ghee. Grind all these together with turmeric powder with a little of the thin coconut milk till very fine.
In a wide pan heat butter. Add chopped onion,gin-gar paste,curry leaves,green chillies and fry till the onions are brown.Add the chicken pieces and fry for a couple of minutes. Add garam masala powder and tomato paste .Sprinkle a bit of water to thin out the paste . Now add the grinded masala and the thick coconut milk .Stir and slowly add the thin coconut milk too,add some water if its too thick or completely omit it if u want it thick. Add the tamarind juice,check the salt,cover and let it cook for 10 mins on a low flame or until the chicken is fully cooked.Garnish with cilantro and lemon juice. Serve with Roti, Idli, Neer Dosa, aappam or Rice.
Usually served with Roti – a crisp rice flakes preparation which could be bought in any Mangalore store or anywhr in India.

LAVASH

I prepared Asha's lavash.It came out really crispy and perfect.You can see how crispy they turned out to be from the photos , just like pappad.Thank u so much asha for suggesting this.

Serve it hot right from the oven with chicken curry on top of it.Enjoyy!!

29 comments:

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

wow, this looks awesome ranji! the curry looks thick and rich...DROOOOOL!!! and the lavash is new to me, but it looks delicious!! :-) another awesome post from ranji!!

Asha said...

WHOA!! Looks really good Ranji. Perfect Lavash to scoop that yummilicious thick chicken curry, great combo girl! I might do that too after the vacation, good one!:)
Bookmarking chicken curry!

Suma Rajesh said...

wooo am drooling....mangalore chicken curry...its thick and creamy gravy....sooo delicious...

Cham said...

Wait Ranji, don't finish ur Chicken curry and lavash, i am coming for dinner tonight.
He he, wish i would ve known u when i was in Boston! Really super :)

Madhavi said...

My husband loves chicken and I think this is perfect entry coz I bought chicken for him so m gonna make it today. Looks great and nice recipes too!!!Thanxxx for sharing!!

Roopa said...

Lavash is a new one for me, I also want to try that. I guess will be trying after 2 or 3 months now;) you know why na:))

Roopa said...

The chicken curry looks very creamy and rich mmmm i wish i could taste it with the crisp kori rotti:)

ranji said...

JZ..thank u so much..u should try this combo..its really delicious.

Asha..thank u so much...take ur brk and come back with a bang :)....try this combo..its too good.

Suma..Thank u so much..coconut milk gives the creamy look and taste yummy...

Cham..wooooooooo u were in boston???OH man that would have been awesome ..we could have definitely met...whr r u now?Whrever u are come hhome anytime..always always welcome...

Thank u so much madhavi...

hhehe roopa..yeah i know..take ur time and prepare!!!:)

Suma Rajesh said...

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Uma said...

Check out my blog...something is waiting here!

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Sujatha said...

Yummy looking Chicken! Love it..

meeso said...

This looks and sounds really super tasty!!! I would love to try it! I have something for you at my blog :)

notyet100 said...

looks tasty....

Arundathi said...

Wow - you might turn me into a chicken-etarian with those photos!! :)

Mona said...

The chicken looks scrumptious!
Sounds like a yummy meal!

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vandana rajesh said...

yummy ranji. the chicken looks delicious. the chicken event round up is up on my blog. thks for participating.

Vani said...

My oh my! Does that look ever-so yummy!! The crisp bread looks like a great combination with this curry! My MIL makes a Mnagalore Chicken curry, quite different from this one. Will post it sometime.

Meera said...

loved your lavash & chicken curry. Looks awesome.

Jeena said...

I will have some of that lavash to scoop that chicken curry up please! DELICIOUS!

Andhra Flavors said...

it looks thick creamy gravy. wonderful entry with chicken.

Maya said...

Wow, Awesome Ranji..Am a true lover of Kori-rotti too..I too got introduced to in Manipal and just fell in love with it :)..Your chicken curry looks really yummmm..

yummy food by mummy said...

Hi Dear!
i have been served with mangalorean dishes so many times but believe me its the 1st time i got to know how is the actual procedure to eat mangalorean Chicken curry with kori rotti...ummm my mouth has become watery i will surely tell my mom to make it for me also.....
Thanks buddy!

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

again you have a lil something waiting for you on my blog!! :-)

Madhuram said...

What's this lavash Ranji, I can't wait to check it out in Asha's page. It looks so tempting and delicious. Off to her page now.

Pearlsofeast said...

Ranji, I wish I was staying close to u.U make me drool over ur lovely curry and the bread.The curry is awesome.

Roopa said...

Just made this today for some guests ranji, its looking creamy and is tasting so good, i prepared exactly the way you told. I will be posting it soon. Was busy taking the photos today:)

Divya Vikram said...

Love lavash..should have tasted great with chicken..Am bookmarking this chicken recipe Ranji..

Asha said...

As soon as I came home from vacation, I made this chicken curry to go with rice, since we were tired of eating bland food all these days and too lazy to make to Parathas. It was excellent. Thanks Ranji, next time I will make it with Lavash!:))

Purnima said...

Hey Ranji, hi..hope u r doing fine! Am here to post feedback, made this curry on sunday...was loved by my family! Tks for sharing, we had it with rice n chapatis! Beautiful recipe!