South of India has given us a lot of culinary gems .
One of those many is certainly a chicken chain .
It's aromatic spicy and immensely flavorful .
Hey guys , it's a bomb there and welcome to get curried for the chicken chain .
The first step is to marinade the pieces of chicken .
I've taken curry cuts and to which Aladdin , some lemon juice to this Aladdin , some turmeric powder and along with this , some salt , give this a nice mix and allow the chicken to marinate for a minimum of 30 minutes .
And while that's happening , let's start making the chet n spice mix for this .
I'm gonna heat some sesame oil and while that's heating up , I'll throw in some whole spices .
In this case , coriander some fennel seeds , cumin seeds , black peppercorn along with this some blades of mace and cloves .
Cinnamon stick stares green cardamom and black cardamom allow this to salty a little keeping the flame constantly on moderate while this is happening , I'll also add in some bay leaves .
This is followed by lichen flour or stone flour , which is a peculiar spice used in chain .
Give this a nice mix and at this stage , we'll add in some cloves of garlic .
This has sauted for two minutes on moderate flame at this stage .
Now let's add in the dried red chilies , carefully snip the stock and add this to the spice mix .
Choose a variety of chili that gives you nice pecan spice and not the color because Cinna typically is a nice deep brown colored gravy .
Once the spices get nice and toasted and if you notice the color has become deep brown , turn the flame off and remove it on another plate .
It's imperative to transfer this on a plate to stop the cooking process .
The pan goes back on flame on moderate heat again .
And I'll add in the grated coconut .
I'm using fresh coconut .
You can alternately use a mix of dried and fresh coconut .
The coconut has turned nice and brown , turn the flame off and transfer this on another plate .
Allow this to cool down completely .
The spices have cooled down .
I'll transfer this into a grinder and we need to grind this into a fine paste .
But just before that , I'm adding three critical ingredients .
The first one is seeds .
The second one is some ginger and finally some thin with the help of little water .
Let's grind this .
Now , I've ground this into a fine paste .
Next , let's move on to cooking the spice .
The first thing that goes in is some sesame oil again .
Let's quickly slice some shallots .
Well , alternately , you could also use red onions but shallots are traditionally used .
The oil is heated up .
Let's slide in the sliced onions with this .
I'm also adding in some curry leaves sa this on medium flame for around a minute or so .
Once the onions turn slightly golden brown in color , I'll add in the marinated pieces of chicken , turn the flame on high .
And so this for 2 to 3 minutes , the chicken is seared .
Well , time to add in the nut masala .
Let's add in some water in the mixer grinder to make sure we do not waste any of that precious spice .
Mix time to add in some salt .
But remember we had added some while marinating the chicken , give this a nice stir .
Once the curry begins to bubble , lower the flame , cover it and allow it to cook for 15 to 20 minutes .
Well , the chicken is cooked and ready .
One final stop and off goes the flame and finally a few sprigs of fresh coriander chicken and wait for what makes the bomber chef gets into your kitchen .