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Goanese Chicken Curry Recipe

Goanese Chicken Curry Ingredients:

  • Goanese Chicken Curry Recipe
    Goanese Chicken Curry Recipe

    1 lb of boneless skinless chicken, cut into 1½” pieces

  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 2-3 large garlic cloves, peeled and finely minced
  • 1” piece of ginger, peeled and finely minced
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp desiccated shredded coconut (unsweetened)
  • 2-3 cloves
  • 6-8 black peppercorns
  • 1 stick of cinnamon (2” in length)
  • 2 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 3-4 dried red chilies, to taste
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp ground cumin powder
  • ½ tsp ground coriander powder
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 tsp dried tamarind pulp, soaked in ¼ cup hot water (or you can use
  • 1 tsp tam concentrate or 1 tsp tamarind powder)
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp oil, vegetable or canola
  • freshly chopped cilantro leaves for garnish

How to make Goanese Chicken Curry

  • Using a spice or clean coffee grinder, grind together the desiccated coconut, cloves, peppercorns, cinnamon and cardamom into a fine powder. Set aside until needed.
  • In a large deep skillet or wok on medium high heat, add the oil. When hot, add the cumin seeds and the onions. Let sauté until just slightly brown, and then add the garlic and ginger. Let sauté for 2-3 minutes and add dried red chilies and the spices (turmeric, garam masala, ground cumin powder, ground coriander powder and salt). Stir and let the spices cook for a few minutes before adding the chicken pieces along with the ground spice mixture. Mix well to coat all of the chicken pieces with the spices and aromatics. Let the chicken cook for 4-5 minutes before adding the tamarind (either the re-hydrated pulp along with its liquid, tam concentrate or tam powder). Now add the coconut milk, reduce the heat, cover and let simmer for 5-6 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked through yet moist and tender. If the curry is a bit thick, add a little water if you prefer. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro leaves and serve with fresh chapatis and fragrant Basmati rice.
  • Goanese Chicken Curry is ready to serve.

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