Chicken Shakuti II (chicken cooked in coconut)

Chicken Shakuti II (chicken cooked in coconut)

Introduction :

Yesterday you saw one recipe for Chicken Xacuti. Here is a second.


Ingredients :

1Kg chicken, cut into desired pieces (or or off the bone)

Dry roast the following in a large pan (until coconut is a light brown, taking care not to burn the spices).
2 tsp corriander seeds
8 dried kashmiri chillies
1/2 tsp cummin seeds
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
5 peppercorns
2 tsp peanuts (unsalted)
1/2 coconut, grated

1 tsp turmeric
4 cardamoms
6 cloves
1 inch piece of cinnamon
1 lemon
salt to taste


Add the turmeric, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon to the roasted spices and finely grind.

Fry the spice mixture in some ghee for a few minutes. Add the chicken and brown. Add salt and a little water and simmer until chicken is cooked.
Sprinkle over lemon juice a few minutes before serving.