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Khara Chicken Recipe

Khara Chicken
How to make Khara Chicken

A mouth-watering chicken curry made with copra (dried coconut) and charred onions.

  • Total Cook Time1 hr
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Cook Time 45 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Easy

Ingredients of Khara Chicken

  • For the curry:
  • 4 tsp refined oil
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 6-7 green cardamom
  • 2 tsp shahi zeera
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 Tbsp paste (ginger, garlic, green chilli and coriander leaves)
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp dhaniya powder
  • 7-8 chicken leg and thigh pieces
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tsp onion-copra paste
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Coriander leaves, to garnish
  • For the paste:
  • 1 cup grated copra
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 onion, charred (Cook the whole onion with the skin on an open flame till the outer cover starts to blacken)
  • Water

How to Make Khara Chicken

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For the paste:

Dry roast the grated copra. Keep aside.
In a pan add oil and saute sliced charred onions. Combine with the dry roasted copra and in a grinder make a fine paste. Add some water to help in making the paste.

For the curry:

In a wok add oil, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, shahi zeera. Saute.
Add turmeric and let it roast for 30 seconds. Add onions. Saute till pink and then add salt.
Add red chilli powder, ginger-garlic-chilli paste, dhaniya powder. Cook and add 1/2 cup water.
Now, add the chicken pices. Cook for 5 minutes so that all the masalas are well infused with the chicken.
Add 1 cup water and mix well. Cover the wok and let the chicken cook on low heat for 15 minutes.
Now, add the onion-copra paste, lemon juice. Mix and cook till the chicken is well done.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot!
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