by Maureen D'souza
(Mapusa, Goa, India)
This recipe is typical of Goan Cuisine.
Goan Green Chicken Curry
•1 chicken chopped to 1 inch sized pieces
• 6 tb desiccated coconut
• 2 green chilies
• 1 cup mint leaves
• 2-3 cups coriander leaves
• 1/2 ts cumin seeds
• 1/2 ts pepper corns
• 1/2 ts turmeric powder
• 1 large onions diced finely
• 1 tsp. sugar
• salt to taste
Spices For Frying
• 1/2 ts garlic ginger paste
• 1-2 cinnamon stick
• 2 dried red chilies
• 4-5 cardamoms
• cooking oil
• 2 sprigs curry leaves
• 1/2 cup chopped coriander to garnish
How To Put Together This Goan Curry
Make the curry paste:
In a mixer, grind together coconut, coriander, mint, salt, sugar, turmeric, pepper corns, cumin, half the onions & green chilies into a paste, adding water little at a time till you get a smooth paste. Fry the remaining onions in hot oil.
To hot oil in a deep pot, add garlic-ginger paste, salt, cardamom, cinnamon, whole red chilies and fry well.
Add the curry paste made earlier in the mixer 2 tablespoons at a time, frying well.
Cook Chicken Pieces:
Add the washed chicken pieces & fry well for 2-3 minutes.
Throw in the curry leaves; add 2 cups water, cover & cook till the chicken is done (1 whistle on high flame & simmer for 5 minutes in pressure cooker).
Garnish with chopped coriander & serve with steamed rice.
This typical Goan Cuisine,is shared by our reader, Maureen D'souza. Goa is situated in the southern part of the sub-continent.
Thank you, Maureen!
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