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Saturday, 18 June 2011

Nellai Chicken Gravy

The first thing which comes in our mind when we heard of tirunelveli is the tirunelveli halwa. next to that is the Nellai chicken gravy which is a perfect match for parottas. Here goes the typical recipe for Nellai chicken gravy.

Chicken                             300 Gms
Bay leaf                             1
Turmeric powder               ½ tsp
Fennel seeds                      1 tsp
Onion chopped                 1
Garlic paste                      1 tsp
Coconut grated                 ¼ cup
Small onions (sambar onions) 15
Garlic                              4 pods
Ginger                             1 inch
Green chilli                      5
Red chilli                         2
Coriander seeds             2 tsp
Curry leaves                  1 sprig
Salt and oil as required
1.      Clean the chicken pieces and marinate it with turmeric powder, garlic paste and little salt
2.      In a pan add a little oil and add grated coconut, small onions, garlic, ginger, chillies and coriander. sauté them and grind them to a smooth paste
3.      In a pan add oil ,fennel seeds, bay leaf, onions and curry leaves
4.      Then add marinated chicken and cook them until the water in it oozes out.
5.      Now add the ground paste and sauté them well
6.      Add required salt
7.      Add required water and cook till chicken is done
Garnish it and serve hot with parottas

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