Kozhi Nirachathu Kerala Special

kozhi nirachathu

This is a famous malabar dish.This is little time consuming dish but a real tasty dish.This can be served with chapathis or ghee rice.My version is not a baked one.I cooked the chicken in three stages.To make sure the chicken is totally cooked inside I did this way.

This is a famous malabar dish.This is little time consuming dish but a real tasty dish.This can be served with chapathis or ghee rice.My version is not a baked one.I cooked the chicken in three stages.To make sure the chicken is totally cooked inside I did this way.

Ingredients:

For Marinating And Frying:

1kg Chicken
1tsp Chilly powder
1/2tsp Turmeric powder
Coconut oil
Salt

For Gravy:

3 Large Onions
1 Large Tomato
6 Large cloves Garlic
1 Medium pc Ginger
2 to 3 Green chillies
1/2tsp Turmeric powder
2tsp Coriander powder
2tsp Kashmiri chilly powder
1tsp Garam masala powder
1/2 to 1tsp Fennel seeds powder
Coriander leaves
Curry Leaves
1/2c Water
Salt
Coconut oil

For Filling:

2 Hard boiled eggs
1 Onion
1/2 Tomato
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1/2tsp Red chilly powder
Salt
Coconut oil

For Tempering:

5 to 6 Big Shallots
1/2tsp Broken Cashewnuts
1/2tsp Raisins
1 1/2tsp Ghee

Method:

Stage 1:

Cooking The Chicken:

1.Clean the chicken well and just apply a 1/4tsp turmeric powder and salt.
2.Cook this chicken in a pot with closed lid in little water for 15 to 20 mins.
3.After cooking let it cool for sometime.
4.Then apply the ingredients below marinating and keep it aside for sometime.

Stage 2:

Egg Filling:

1.Heat oil in a pan and saute the sliced onions.
2.When the onions are transparent add the powders.
3.Now add the tomatoes and mix well.
4.Add the salt.
5.Now when the masala is soft add the boiled egg and mix well.
6.Keep this aside.

Stage 3:

Gravy:

1.Heat oil in a pan and saute the sliced onions and curry leaves.
2.When the onions are transparent add the ginger garlic paste and green chillies.
3.Now add the spice powders and salt.Kashmiri chilly powder gives a very good colour to the gravy.
4.When the raw smell goes off add the chopped tomatoes.
5.When the tomatoes are soft add some water and close the lid of the pan and cook the gravy for some time and add some coriander leaves.
6.Off the flame and keep it aside.

Stage 4:

Stuffing and Frying:

1.In a large pan, heat 1/2c coconut oil.
2.Stuff  the 2 eggs along with the masala inside the chicken.
3.Fry the marinated and stuffed chicken till golden brown all the sides.

Stage 5:

Mixing:

1.Now add this fried chicken and little from the fried oil to the prepared gravy.
2.Mix well and and cook the chicken for 10 to 15 mins in the gravy with lid closed.
3.If the gravy is too thick you can add some more water.

Stage 6:

Tempering:

1.In a frying pan heat ghee.
2.Add the chopped shallots.
3.When it is browned add the cashewnut and raisins.
4.When everything is roasted add curry leaves and pour this over the chicken.
5.Garnish with coriander leaves.
6.Enjoy this with chappathis or ghee rice!!