Firstly I would like to wish everyone a very happy new year! I hope for everyone that this year brings positive changes, success, good health and lots of yummy food
So my first recipe of 2014 is going to be of my favourite ingredient – Chicken! I have mentioned earlier that I am a big fan of poultry and love to try different variations with chicken. Everytime I taste some chicken dish I like, I try to get the recipe from the person who made it, or try to recreate it myself and luckily a couple of attempts yield successful results. This chicken recipe was given to me by a friend in Kuwait. It is simple and very easy to make in 4 steps. It is one of those home-made dishes that don’t really have a name. Since it is red in colour and since I am from Kerala and I use coconut oil in it, I called it Malabari Red Chicken!!
The chicken is to be marinated in aromatic roasted spices and thick yoghurt. Marination always makes chicken succulent and more flavorful as the chicken absorbs the spices.
Deep fry chopped onions in coconut oil until golden brown (other vegetable oil can also be used). Save some for garnishing.
To the onions in the pan, add finely chopped ginger, garlic, fresh green or red chillis and tomatoes.
Fry well till the tomatoes are softened, mashed and the oil starts to separate.
Finally add the marinated chicken mix well and cook with closed lid on medium flame till done. Garnish with remaining fried crispy onions.