Coconut Chicken fry

tender coconut and chicken
tender coconut and chicken

I remember as a young child, my grand mom used to live in a little town and we used to visit her in our summer vacations. She was a very sweet lady, like most grand mothers are and I really used to look forward to those yearly visits. In those days, the only way to visit her was by train. After a week or ten days of having fun, lazing around and enjoying, when it was time to return home, she would pack a lot of goodies and mangoes for us.

One particular memory , I associate with this journey is that she would always pack ‘ Coconut Lamb fry’ for our dinner in train. Maybe, because it was dry and non messy and tasted good with breads/rotis or rice. Whenever, I make this dish I always remember her. This can be tried with lamb as well as with chicken. Both the versions taste delicious.

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  Recipe :  Coconut Chicken

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What you need:

  • 500 g boneless chicken
  • 1/2 fresh coconut ( grind to paste )
  • 2/3 cup yogurt whisked
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp.Red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder ( optional )
  • 2 tsp. ginger garlic paste
  • 2-4 tbsp. oil (as much as your diet can afford)
  • Cilantro and roasted cashew nuts for garnish
fresh coconut
fresh coconut

Method:

  • Put all the ingredients except the oil in a deep bottomed pan.
  • Cover and cook on a medium flame till chicken is tender.You will not need to add water in case of chicken, because it will cook in the yogurt. But just in case , it looks a bit dry add a cup of water and cook.
  • When chicken is cooked, remove the pieces with the help of kitchen tongs.
  • In a non stick pan, put half the oil and fry the chicken pieces lightly. Remove the chicken pieces,
  • Now put the remaining oil and add the coconut and yogurt left from cooking the chicken. Saute this paste for a few minutes.
  • Add the fried chicken and simmer for a couple of minutes.
  • Remove in a serving plate and garnish with Cilantro and roasted cashews (optional).

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30 Comments Add yours

  1. This dish looks simple and yummy! Was planning to make chicken tonight..I shall definitely try this one!

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks dear ☺ Do let me know if you like it 👍

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      1. Hey it turned out good!!!

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      2. skd says:

        I am glad you liked it 🙂 Thank you for letting me know.

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  2. fazal says:

    Wow
    Amouth watering dish
    Bring out some more of your family dishes with lamb meat

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you for liking this dish☺ 👍

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  3. Justine says:

    Ohh trying this with lamb sounds so delicious! I love the spices used and would love to try this 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Coconut and Lamb is the original version. But it will take extra time to tenderize the lamb. So you might need to add water according to the quality of lamb. Thank you so much for liking this 👍

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  4. I love memory filled posts, skd! Sounds like your grand mom fed you well. 🙂 This chicken looks fabulous!

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    1. skd says:

      Yes Nancy ☺ She was a gem of a woman, well known for her hospitality. Thank you for the kind words ☺

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  5. pinkiebag says:

    Oh this looks simple but enjoyable. A must try.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you ☺ Please do 👍

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  6. Delicious and flavorful dish 🙂 I love the memories behind the recipe, very special moment. Have a great day SKD 😉

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much Linda ☺ Childhood memories are the sweetest. Have a great week ahead too ☺ 👍

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  7. Flora says:

    Need to give this a try! And i love your story, I have similar memories of train journeys and the food that was packaged for us 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Please do Flora . Thank you ☺ Though it was many years ago, I can still clearly visualize those experiences. And please do share your childhood memories with us some day ☺

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  8. Emma says:

    Reblogged this on Diabetes Diet and commented:
    Lovely idea for chicken.

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  9. Sounds super yummy! Will have to give this a go.. 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Please do ☺👍 I am sure you will like it.

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  10. Ooh this is a great recipe. Looks like it is easy to make too. Will try for sure. Bookmarking this. 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Wow! Thanks Sadia. It is very simple I you have the coconut paste ready. Do try it ☺👍

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  11. Yummy! This sounds so amazing!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Sarah ☺

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  12. muthahar says:

    I too have same memories of tain journey along with my kids to my moms place thankyou for reminding me my old memories all the best

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    1. skd says:

      I am so glad I made you nostalgic. What did your mom pack for you ☺

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  13. skd, this sounds so delicious. I have to admit that I’ve never even cracked open a coconut before, but I’m totally intrigued by this..I just might have to try my hand at the coconut afterall!! Love this. ❤

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much Prudy 🙂 You will love the chewy taste of this dish ❤

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  14. I love coconut! and I like that this looks like something I can throw together for a great meal. Thanks for sharing on the Homestead Blog Hop. 🙂
    Kelly
    Simple Life Mom

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Kelly 🙂 That is one simple but tasty dish. I am glad I discovered Homestead. Hope to see more of it in future 🙂

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