Groundnut / Peanut Chicken Curry

Ground nut Chicken Curry is just like a normal Kerala based  chicken curry with the only difference being the addition of some herbs, groundnuts and coconut. The addition of ground nut gives an extra creamy texture to the curry.  The curry tastes good if prepared in a clay pot but care should be taken that it does not stick to the bottom of the pot.

the recipe

Chicken – 1 medium (1200 gms)
 Onion – 3 large
Garlic – 15 cloves (medium sized)
Ginger – 1 inch piece
Green chilly – 2

Mint leaves, chopped – 3 tbsp
Coriander leaves, stem & root – 3 tbsp
Tomato - 2 medium
Garam Masala – ¾ + ¾ tsp
Turmeric – ¾ tsp
Chilly powder – 3 tsp (adjust to taste)
Pepper powder – 1 – 1 ½ tsp (adjust to taste)

Coconut – ½ of a coconut ( 6 tbsp)
Ground nuts (unroasted) – one hand full (about 5 tbsp)

Oil – 3 tbsp
Salt to taste

the method

Soak the ground nut with adequate water for about 30 minutes. Grind it alongwith coconut to a fine paste.

Heat a heavy bottom pan or clay pot and add the oil. Add the onions and saute till it turns translucent. Add the crushed ginger, chilly and garlic. Saute for a minute and add the turmeric, chilly powder, 1/2 tsp pepper powder and 3/4 tsp garam masala and saute for few seconds in medium heat. Add the groundnut and coconut paste and saute for a minute till the raw taste of ground nut goes off. (Continue cooking in medium heat). Add the chopped mint and coriander leaves. Give a quick stir and add the tomatoes. Stir for few seconds and add the chicken pieces and salt. Stir well. Let the chicken cook in low to medium flame. Stir occasionally.Let the chicken cook in its own juices. Add adequate water if need be. Cook the chicken till done. Sprinkle the remaining pepper powder (if need be) and 3/4 tsp garam masala. Check taste and turn off heat. Serve hot with rice, chapati, appam, naan or whatever you feel like having it with.
The recipe is from a program called 'Taste of Kerala' in Amrita TV.

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Groundnut chicken curry goes to the 'Sunday Special' event at my blog. Do send in your recipes to this event.


julie said…
Yummy chicken curry with groundnuts.. New to me..Thanx for sharing!
My blog's name is changed from Tasty Treat to Erivum Puliyum
aipi said…
The curry looks nice n nutty ~ lovely color too!
divya said…
mouthwatering here...
Pushpa said…
Yummy and spicy chicken curry.
Hamaree Rasoi said…
Chicken curry looks so inviting and flavorful! Wonderful dish.

Hamaree Rasoi
Chandrani said…
Chicken curry looks awesome and tasty.
Priya said…
Adding peanuts with chicken sounds new and interesting for me..
Prathima Rao said…
Delicious & nutty curry Roshan!!!
Prathima Rao
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