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Saturday, December 24, 2011


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Let me quickly wish you all a Very Merry Chirstmas because we will be busy tomorrow and I am not sure when can I update this little space again :-) Now onto the wonderful dish...I would at any point cringe at the idea of making a Chinese dish with coconut Oil. Infact, one of my friend's mom used to make Fried Rice in coconut oil and to be honest, it was a cross between a very Malayali pulao and something which I couldn't recognise. It was tasty, I agree but I couldn't agree to the fact that it was a fried rice.All said and done, this chicken fry has the most weirdest combo of soy sauce,coconut oil and curry leaves!!!
Chicken Fry
This is the way Amma sometimes made a quick chicken fry for lunch and she always made it with bone-in chicken pieces.Today, I am making it with boneless skinless chicken thighs which is my favourite part of the chicken especially for boneless preparations. The meat,no matter what remains very soft till the end even if you overcook it. I hate chicken breasts to cook with because no matter how careful I am,it overcooks and no flavour gets into it.To be honest, I like dark meat :-D
Chicken Fry
Now that Christmas is just a blink away,we are invited over for  appetizer and dinner parties. Everytime we go over to parties, we volunteer to get something so that it adds one more dish to the big table full of wonderful things.Therefore, I made this chicken stir fry for an appetizer party we are going to tonight. If you want it to be really dry, you can cook for a few more minutes .This is the perfect one pot dish!
Recipe: Amma

1 kg boneless skinless chicken thighs (can use full chicken too), cut small
1 1/2 tbsp red chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1/4 c dark soy sauce (can use regular soy too)
Salt to taste
2 tsp coconut oil
1 sprig of curry leaves
1/2 red onion,chopped fine
1 tomato,chopped fine
Black pepper powder, optional

Take a pressure cooker and marinate chicken pieces in it with red chili powder,turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste, soy sauce and salt to taste. Leave it aside for 10 mins. Pressure cook it for 1 whistle, exact and switch off the heat. Let the pressure go down on it's own.
Open the lid and if there's water in it, let it evaporate on high heat for 3-4 mins. Add the remaining ingredients and saute till the pieces are dry and coated well with sauce.
Add black pepper powder if you think is needed.

We adore this chicken fry, especially Jobin. Also,once you transfer the pieces to a serving bowl no matter how much you scrape the pan you will still have some saucy bits stuck here and there. DO NOT throw that away instead use your fingers to enjoy that goodness! It's just so so so good!! :-) Also, I wouldn't dream of making this in any other oil other than coconut oil :-D If you are not like me, go ahead and use vegetable/canola oil.


Pavithra Elangovan said...

"Merry Christmas to you and your Family Ria".. the dish looks absolutely scrumptious....

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Merry Xmas!

That looks delicious.



Blessy said...

Merry Christmas to you too....

I made your Christmas fruit cake(the one in the Dec. edition Vanitha) for Christmas Eve church dinner..[I replaced rum with orange juice though].It was really wonderful..

Faseela said...

superb......merry x mas to you tpp

Rose /Magpie said...

This looks so Yum Ria! Merry Christmas to you and Jobin!

Aarthi said...

congrats ria....the chicken dish looks awesome..

merry christmas

Priya Suresh said...

Congrats Ria,merry christmas wishes..beautiful chicken stir fry.

Zareena said...

Happy and merry Christmas Ria darling.. :) This looks perfect and simple too. Will try this.

notyet100 said...

Ummm looks delicious,..

Anzz said...

The dish looks amazing. Yup I know the cross between a malayali pulao and chinese rice. Have a great New Year ahead.! And congrats on the 900000 hits

Anzz said...

Wishing you a very Happy New Year, filled with loads of happiness, good health and wonderful blessings. May all your wishes come true.

Rafeeda AR said...

Hi Ria... since I was feeling very lazy yesterday, I decided to go for your above recipe... the end result was superb... I just reduced the chilli to half, still it was too high for our liking! Hehe... and then kept some gravy, didn't exactly dry fry. My dad really loved it... his words of appreciation are difficult to come so I was all smiles!!! Thank you...

Twinsy Rachel said...

Ria, Tried this recipe with slight variation... Instead of pressure cooking, did the cooking on normal pan... while adding sliced onion, chopped some potatoes n sauted along with other ingredients... Went well with rice... It was yum.. passed the recipe to mom.. will let you know how it turned out for her :)

beans said...

I can swear by the recipe! Staying in a paying guest accommodation, i often run to rias collection for a quick fix for dinner that doesn't require any fuss and more importantly a lot of ingredients ;) the recipes are so easy to follow and can make even me seem like a good chef. The amazing thing abt rias recipes are that you don't have to worry about cleaning up coz all the pans are licked clean wihout fail ! :)

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