Khara Chicken Recipe

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Khara Chicken
How to make Khara Chicken
  • Chef: NDTV Food
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

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

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

  • For the paste:
  • 1.Dry roast the grated copra. Keep aside.
  • 2.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:
  • 1.In a wok add oil, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, shahi zeera. Saute.
  • 2.Add turmeric and let it roast for 30 seconds. Add onions. Saute till pink and then add salt.
  • 3.Add red chilli powder, ginger-garlic-chilli paste, dhaniya powder. Cook and add 1/2 cup water.
  • 4.Now add the chicken pices. Cook for 5 minutes so that all the masalas are well infused with the chicken.
  • 5.Add 1 cup water. Mix. cover the wok and let the chicken cook on low heat for 15 minutes.
  • 6.Now add the onion-copra paste, lemon juice. Mix and cook till the chicken is well done.
  • 7.Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • 8.Serve.