Chettinad Chicken Masalai (Aaya's style)


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This is a traditional chicken masalai and is a best accompliment for chicken rasam sadam. Visit the Chicken Rasam on this blog for that recipe.

Ingredients for the Masala
Coconut - 1/2 cup
Sombu - 1 teaspoon
Jeera - 1 teaspoon
kus kus - 1/2 teaspoon
Ginger - 1/2 inch
Garlic - 3 pieces
Chilli powder - 1.5 teaspoon
Corriander powder - 1 teaspoon

Grind the above ingredients to a smooth paste

Other Ingredients
Chicken - 1.5 pounds (with bones)
Sombu - little
Urad Dhal - little
peppercornes - little
big red onion - 1
plum tomato - 1
curry leaves - little

In the pressure cooker add oil, and then add the seasonings, sombu, urad dhal, peppercornes, curry leaves. Then add the chopped onions and tomatoes and fry well. Then add the chicken with some salt. Fry for a while, then add the grinded masala and pressure cook for 1 whistle and 5 minutes.

If required you can add some tamarind while adding the masala as per taste.