Kolhapuri Chicken Curry

Kohlapuri Chicken is a spicy, real hot, exotic dish from the city of Kolhapur, Maharashtra. it is best served with steaming hot rice, roti or naan.

Serves: 8 people
Time to make: 1hour 50mins
Fipola Chicken Curry Cut 1kg
yoghurt 2/3 cup
turmeric powder 1tsp
red chilli 2tsp
garlic paste 1tsp
Salt to taste ---
lime juice 1tsp

For the Kohlapur masala:

peanut oil 2tsp
bay leaf 1
cinnamon sticks 2
cloves 6
crushed black pepper 1/2 tsp
medium onions, chopped 2
grated coconut 2tsp
large tomato, chopped 1

For the main preparation:

oil 2tsp
coriander leaves 1tsp

For the marination:

Mix turmeric powder, red chillies, garlic paste, salt, and lime juice with curd.
Add the cut chicken pieces to the marinade and leave aside for half an hour.

For the Kohlapur masala:

Heat oil in pan. Add bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves, crushed black pepper and chopped onions. Saute till onions turn translucent.
Add grated coconut. Saute till coconut color changes.
Add tomatoes. Cook for 10 minutes. Cool and puree the mix in a blender.

For the main preparation:

Heat oil and add the marinated chicken to the pan. Cook for 25 minutes on low fire. Stir regularly.
Add paste and simmer on low flame for five minutes.
Kolhapur chicken is ready. Garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve hot with rice.