How to Cook Curry Leave Chicken (Tamil Style)

Curry Leave Chicken (Karuvepillai Kozhi Varuval) is served either with a little gravy /semi dry. If you can get hold of fresh curry leaves it works best, alternatively dried curry leaves work well too

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How to Cook Curry Leave Chicken (Tamil Style) Recipe
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Marinate the chicken with yogurt, turmeric and salt.

Marinate the chicken with yogurt, turmeric and salt.

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Add all the dry whole spices to a clean dry pot or wok.

Add all the dry whole spices to a clean dry pot or wok.

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Dry roast for 1-2 minutes. Now add the curry leaves.

Dry roast for 1-2 minutes. Now add the curry leaves.

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Dry roast some more. This will be very aromatic.

Dry roast some more. This will be very aromatic.

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After 3-4 minutes remove from flame and allow the mixture to cool.

After 3-4 minutes remove from flame and allow the mixture to cool.

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Add the dry roasted whole masala to a spice grinder. Blend till it resembles a powder. You may use a mortar and pestle too.

Add the dry roasted whole masala to a spice grinder. Blend till it resembles a powder. You may use a mortar and pestle too.

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Add the onion (1 1/2), ginger, garlic and green chill to the dry masala and blitz again till you get a wet masala. Do NOT add any water.

Add the onion (1 1/2), ginger, garlic and green chill to the dry masala and blitz again till you get a wet masala. Do NOT add any water.

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In a wok - add a little oil. Fry the balance 1/2 onion.

In a wok - add a little oil. Fry the balance 1/2 onion.

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When the onion has caramelized - add the wet masala. Saute for a couple of minutes.

When the onion has caramelized - add the wet masala. Saute for a couple of minutes.

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You may add a little water (2 tbsp ) to the spice grinder to get all the spices out.

You may add a little water (2 tbsp ) to the spice grinder to get all the spices out.

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Cook for another 2 minutes and add the coriander powder.

Cook for another 2 minutes and add the coriander powder.

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Add the marinated chicken and cook for 7 minutes. Leave the lid on.

Add the marinated chicken and cook for 7 minutes. Leave the lid on.

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Now the chicken is cooked. Open the lid and cook for a further 5-7 minutes for a drier style and deep dark colored masala.

Now the chicken is cooked. Open the lid and cook for a further 5-7 minutes for a drier style and deep dark colored masala.

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Serve this hot with plain rice or Thosai (crepe made from fermented batter of rice and black gram)

Serve this hot with plain rice or Thosai (crepe made from fermented batter of rice and black gram)

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