For the masala:
Dry roast all the ingredients together in a pan for a minute.
In a mortar and pestle pound together all the ingredients.
Transfer this in the blender and make a fine paste.
For the chicken:
Marinate the chicken lollipops with turmeric, salt, red chilli powder and 2 tsp oil.
In a saucepan add a little oil and sear the lollipops from all sides till they are half cooked.
Add sugar and cook some more.
For the base:
Add refined oil in the pan followed with mustard seeds, few curry leaves and onion. Bhuno them well together.
Add the masala and chicken lollipop into the base and saute them well together.
Add tamarind extract, jaggery and water. Mix them well and cover the top.
Add little lemon. Toss well and cook till chicken is well done.
Garnish with coriander leaves.
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