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Spicy Chicken Kolhapuri Recipe

The people of Kolhapur love their chicken with the spices. So much so that the Kolhapuri chicken curry is fiery red and is prepared with a medley of spices. This Indian chicken recipe hails from the Kolhapur district of Maharastra.

Kolhapuri chicken is known for its zesty spices and the bright red colour. This chicken curry is indeed very spicy and only those used to heavy Indian foods can have it without flinching. Chicken Kolhapuri is by no means a healthy Indian chicken recipe.

This Marathi chicken recipe contains excess of oil and spice in the traditional sense. You cannot have this chicken curry on a regular basis. However, if you are throwing a party and would like to add a traditional flavour to your dishes, then chicken Kolhapuri seems to be a very good choice.

Check out this easy and delightful chicken Kolhapuri recipe and give it a try.

Serves: 3
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

All you need

  • Chicken- 1/2 kg (cut into medium sized pieces)
  • Onions- 3 (finely chopped)
  • Ginger-garlic paste- 2tbsp
  • Salt- as per taste
  • Turmeric powder- 1tsp
  • Nutmeg powder- 1tsp
  • Cloves- 6-8
  • Mace- 1 blade
  • Poppy seeds- 1tbsp
  • Sesame seeds- 1tbsp
  • Black peppercorns- 10
  • Dry red chillies- 6-7
  • Dry coconut- 1/2 cup (grated)
  • Cinnamon- 1 stick
  • Shahi jeera (caraway seeds)- 1tsp
  • Green cardamoms- 2
  • Black cardamom- 1
  • Jeera (cumin) seeds- 2tsp
  • Oil- 3tbsp
  • Coriander leaves- 4tbsp (chopped)

1. Heat a pan and add the grated coconut and roast it on medium flame till it turns golden brown.
2. Add black peppercorns, shahi jeera, green cardamoms, black cardamom, cinnamon, poppy seeds and sesame seeds till they turn golden brown. Transfer it to a plate and keep it aside.
3. Then dry roast the red chillies, cloves and mace in the same pan and allow them to turn crisp.
4. Mix the chillies with the coconut mixture and allow it to cool down.
5. Grind this into a coarse powder in a mixer.
6. Marinate the chicken pieces with half of this masala and salt. Keep it aside for about 15 minutes.
7. Then heat oil in a pan and add the jeera seeds and finely chopped onion. Fry till the onions turn golden brown.
8. Then add the ginger-garlic paste and saute for about 3-4 minutes on medium flame.

9. Add turmeric powder and chicken pieces to the pan and saute for 3-4 minutes.
10. Then add nutmeg powder and mix well. Then add the rest of the coconut masala to the pan.
11. Sprinkle half of the coriander leaves, salt and mix well.
12. Now add water and mix well.
13. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes on medium flame till the chicken is completely cooked.
14. Once done switch off the flame and garnish with rest of the coriander leaves.

Chicken Kolhapuri is ready to be served. Enjoy this spicy Maharashtrian chicken curry with steamed rice.

Nutrition Value
This chicken recipe is by no means a nutritious one. It has 25 percent of saturated fat and has good amount of carbohydrates.

Squeeze half a lemon to the dish before serving. It adds a delectable flavour to the chicken recipe.

Story first published: Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 12:40 [IST]
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