Chicken - Ash Gourd Curry

Trissur Special - combo of chicken and Ash gourd (Kumbalanga)

Chicken - Ash Gourd Curry

Trissur Special - combo of chicken and Ash gourd (Kumbalanga)

Category : Non-Vegetarian, Chicken

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By Nandini Menon

Published On: 12 Feb 2014

Rating: 4
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30 Minutes
Served : 3
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Ingredients

Directions (Click image to enlarge it)

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Step 1 Chicken - Ash Gourd Curry  Recipe

Step 1

Cut both chicken & ash gourd into medium sized pieces and clean well.

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Step 2 Chicken - Ash Gourd Curry  Recipe

Step 2

Crush Green chillies, 6 garlic cloves, some curry leaves and ginger and keep aside.

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Step 3 Chicken - Ash Gourd Curry  Recipe

Step 3

Extract thick coconut milk from 2 cups of coconut and keep aside.

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Step 4 Chicken - Ash Gourd Curry  Recipe

Step 4

Slice tomatoes vertically and keep aside.

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Step 5 Chicken - Ash Gourd Curry  Recipe

Step 5

Fry 1 cup of coconut in a pan without using oil.

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Step 6 Chicken - Ash Gourd Curry  Recipe

Step 6

When coconut becomes dry, add some coconut oil and continue frying.

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Step 7 Chicken - Ash Gourd Curry  Recipe

Step 7

Add half of the shallots into it and keep on frying.

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Step 8 Chicken - Ash Gourd Curry  Recipe

Step 8

Then add coriander seeds, red chillies, pepper corns, fennel seeds, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, poppy seeds and cashew nuts and fry all these ingredients in low fire until everything is fried well as in the pic.

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Step 9 Chicken - Ash Gourd Curry  Recipe

Step 9

When these fried ingredients is down to room temperature, grind them to a fine paste adding enough water.

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Step 10 Chicken - Ash Gourd Curry  Recipe

Step 10

Place a kadai on fire and add some coconut oil.

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Step 11 Chicken - Ash Gourd Curry  Recipe

Step 11

Add finely sliced onions and saute them.

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Step 12 Chicken - Ash Gourd Curry  Recipe

Step 12

When the onions are about to turn golden color, add crushed ingredients and keep on stirring until their rawness is gone.

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Step 13 Chicken - Ash Gourd Curry  Recipe

Step 13

Add chicken and ash gourd pieces and mix well.

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Step 14 Chicken - Ash Gourd Curry  Recipe

Step 14

Add turmeric powder and salt and mix well.

Step 15

Add 1 cup water and allow the ingredients to be cooked well in the closed kadai.

Step 16

When the chicken and ash gourd pieces are cooked, add ground masala and tomato pieces.

Step 17

Allow the curry to be boiled for 2 more minutes.

Step 18

Then add coconut milk and keep the fire low.

Step 19

:- Do not allow the curry to boil after adding coconut milk. Just keep it hot and switch off fire.

Step 20

Slice the remaining shallots and garlic cloves vertically.

Step 21

Fry them in some coconut oil until golden brown. Add curry leaves and fry. Add this to the curry.

Step 22

:- Serve with hot rice.

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