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Malwani Chicken Sukka Recipe

Malwani Chicken Sukka
How to make Malwani Chicken Sukka

About Malwani Chicken Sukka Recipe: Malwani cuisine comes from the Konkan region of Maharashtra and Goa, where coconut is one of the most used ingredient. Here's an authentic Malwani recipe, a masaledar chicken recipe with a dense paste and bursting with coconut-y flavors. The malwani masala is quite unique and distinct in the flavour. An easy and quick dry chicken recipe with delicious, aromatic flavours which makes it irresistible. And guess what? It is made with just two tablespoons of oil.

  • Total Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Medium

Ingredients of Malwani Chicken Sukka

  • For the chicken:
  • 1/2 kg Boneless chicken
  • 4 Onions, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp Ginger paste
  • 2 tbsp Garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • to taste Salt
  • Water
  • For the masala paste:
  • 1 Coconut, grated
  • 2 Whole red chillies
  • 3 Garlic pods
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp Coriander seeds, roasted
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 1/2 cup Coriander leaves, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Malwani masala
  • Water
  • For the malwani masala:
  • 12 Red chillies
  • 2 tsp Whole coriander seeds
  • 4-5 Cloves
  • 1/2 tsp Peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Shahi jeera seeds
  • 4-5 Green cardamoms
  • 2-3 Black cardamoms
  • 1/2 cup Dry coconut, grated
  • 1 tsp Poppy seeds (khus khus)
  • To accompany Onion , sliced
  • To garnish Lemon wedges

How to Make Malwani Chicken Sukka

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Prepare the malwani masala:

Grind all the Malwani masala ingredients and keep it aside.

Prepare the masala paste:

In a pan roast the grated coconut and whole red chillies. Grind this roasted mixture with the garlic pods, cumin seeds, roasted coriander seeds and water.
Now add green chillies, chopped coriander, malwani masala and a little more water. Grind it again into a coarse masala paste.

Prepare the chicken:

Heat the oil in a pan, add ginger and garlic paste, chopped onions and cook for a while.
When the onions turn translucent, add turmeric, salt and cook for a few minutes.
Add the chicken to the pan, mix it well and then add the masala paste.
Cook for 15-20 minutes or till the chicken is done and well coated in the masala.
Serve hot along with sliced onion and lemon wedges on the side with half a lemon squeezed over.

Recipe Notes

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