Ingredients: 3 dried chillies 2 tblsp poppy seeds (khuskhus) 2 tblsp coriander seeds 1/2 tsp cumin seed (jeera)s 1 tsp ground turmeric (haldi) 1/2 tsp ground ginger (adrak) 6 cashew nut (kaju) 2 cups (500ml) hot water 90gms ghee 4 small Onion (Pyaj), chopped 4 cloves garlic (lasan), crushed 6 chicken breast fillets, cut into 3 cm pieces juice 1 lemon
How to make southern curried chicken:
Combine chillies, poppy seeds, coriander, cumin, turmeric, ginger, and cashew nuts in a blender or spice grinder. Blend to a smooth paste.
combine coconut in a bowl with 2 /3 cup (150ml) hot water, stand for 3 minutes. Press coconut through sieve, reserve milk.
Pour 1 1/3 cups (350ml) hot water over the coconut, stand 10 minutes. Press through sieve, reserve milk.
Melt ghee in a frying pan, stir in onions, garlic, and spice paste, for 3 minutes. Add chicken, fry on all sides until brown. Remove chicken and set aside.
pour the 1 1/3 cups (350ml) coconut milk into the pan, simmer sauce until reduced and thickened.
Return chicken to sauce. Add the 2/3 cup (150ml) coconut milk and lemon juice. Simmer 10 minutes.