Karaikudi Chicken Varuval
When I first tried this recipe in a famous restaurant in Brickfields, I like the taste very much. The waiter told me that Karaikudi Chicken Varuval tastes spicy and hot when compared with other chicken varuvals. Since then I looked for the recipe. I tried few recipes, and at last I got this. Its a fantastic dish for your dinner.
Chicken- 1/2 kg
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Chill powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder- 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds -1/2 tsp
Cumin – 1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds- 1/2 tsp
Oil – 2 tbsp
Salt- To taste
Roast and grind:
Red Chillies- 5
Coriander seeds-2 spoon
Ginger- 1 inch
Cinnamon- 2 inch
Black Pepper- 1 tsp
Grated coconut- 2 tsp
Curry leaves- 2 sprig
Roast the red chillies, coriander seeds, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, cardamom, pepper, cloves, curry leaves and grated coconut in a pan with a little oil. Add water and grind to a fine paste.
Clean the chicken and add turmeric powder, chili powder and salt. Keep aside for thirty minutes.
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds to splutter. Add cumin seeds and fennel seeds. Let it fry for few seconds.
Add Onion. Fry till it becomes golden brown in color.
Add tomatoes and fry till it becomes soft and pulpy.
Add coriander powder and fry for 5 minutes.
Add the finely ground paste and fry for 3 minutes.
Then add the marinated chicken and some water.
Cover the pan with a lid and cook for about 20 minutes or till the chicken pieces are cooked.
Garnish with curry leaves.