Chicken and Potato Roast- Kerala Style
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4 People
For cooking chicken
  • Chicken breasts or thighs, boneless, diced- 2 breasts or thighs (could use 8 bone-in chicken pieces)
  • Ginger-garlic paste- ½ tbsp
  • Chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Fennel powder- 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder-1 tsp
  • Garam masala- ¾ tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Oil- 2 tbsp
For making roast
  • Coconut Oil- 3 tbsp
  • Onion, sliced thin- 3
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Green chili, chopped- 2
  • Tomatoes, chopped- 2
  • Small Potatoes, halved and cooked- 8 (or use 4 regular potatoes- cubed or cut into thick wedges)
  • Fennel powder- 1 tsp
  • Chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Ground pepper- ¼ tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Cilantro, chopped- 2 handfuls
  1. You could use either boneless chicken or bone-in chicken pieces.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the cut chicken with ginger-garlic paste, curry leaves, chili powder, fennel powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt.
  3. Place the saucepan over medium heat and cook covered. No need to add water as the water will be oozed out of the chicken while cooking.
  4. Cook till the chicken has cooked well and the water in the pan has dried off.
  5. Add 2 tbsp oil over the chicken and stir fry till the chicken turns light brown.
  6. Remove the saucepan from the heat and keep it covered.
  7. If using small potatoes, half them. If using large potatoes, dice them into large chunks.
  8. Cook the potatoes in boiling water till they are fork tender. Do not over cook them.
  9. Drain the water from the cooked potatoes and keep aside.
  10. Place a large non-stick cooking pan over medium heat, add oil.
  11. Add sliced onion, season with salt and saute till they turn translucent.
  12. Add green chili and curry leaves, saute for a few minutes till onions turn golden brown in color.
  13. Add tomatoes, cook till tomatoes are mashed up and then stir fry for a few minutes.
  14. Add cooked potatoes, season with fennel powder, chili powder, ground pepper and salt.
  15. Stir fry over high heat till potatoes turn almost brown.
  16. Add the cooked chicken, combine well and stir fry over high heat for a few minutes.
  17. Taste, add more salt if needed or chili powder for more spice.
  18. Finally, add chopped cilantro, stir fry for a few seconds.
  19. Remove the pan from the heat and keep covered for a few minutes.
  20. Serve the chicken and potato roast with chapati or poori
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