Malvani Chicken curry is one of the authentic chicken curry recipe prepared at Coastal regions of Maharashtra , named Malvan. Malvani chicken is prepared using coconut and homemade authentic Malvani masala which is very spicy but normally spice level can be adjusted according to one’s own preference.
Malvan is situation in Coastal region of Maharashtra and very famous for seafood and chicken recipes. Malvan and Goa have almost similar taste and style and we use coconut for almost any kind of dish made .
I got to learn this finger licking Malvani chicken curry from a close friend of mine. They also make Malvani masala at their native place but since we live in Mumbai in small apartments, it becomes difficult for us to prepare this authentic masala(Spice) due to lack of space, but on my way to Pune once I saw this Shop where the vendor was selling all home made products from Malvan region like pickles, spices, juices , so thought of giving a try to his masala and it really made wonders to my chicken .
Let’s see how to prepare this Authentic Malvani chicken curry.
Preparation Time: 30 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15-20 Minutes
Serves : 4
600-700 Grams Chicken( Cut into small pieces)
7-8 Garlic cloves, Chopped
1 Big onion, finely chopped
2-3 Tablespoons oil
Ingredients for Marination :
1 1/2 – 2 Teaspoons Malvani Masala
1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
1 Teaspoon Cumin Powder
A Tablespoon salt
2 Tablespoons oil
Ingredients for Paste :
1/2 Cup Freshly grated Coconut
1 Sliced onion
Bunch of Coriander leaves
Prepare marinade paste using the ingredients mentioned under marination. Wash Chicken pieces 4-5 times, Drain and coat well with the paste and keep aside for 30 minutes.
For making paste, Heat a tablespoon oil in a pan and add in sliced onion. Fry on medium high heat till they turn brown.
Add freshly grated coconut and fry till browned.
Allow the mixture to cool . Then take it out in a mixie jar and along with a bunch of coriander leaves, grind to fine paste using little water.
Heat around 3-4 tablespoons of oil in a pan and add in chopped garlic along with chopped onions. Fry till onions turn translucent.
Add in marinated chicken and mix properly. Saute chicken for 2 minutes.
Add in the prepared coconut paste along with 1-2 cups water and mix.
Add salt to taste.
Cover and let it cook for 10-15 minutes or till chicken becomes soft on medium heat.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves . Remove from heat and serve with roti or rice.