September 12, 2012
1. Heat oil in a pan and when it becomes hot, add ginger garlic paste, crushed green chillies and saut till the raw flavours are gone.2. Add turmeric, red chilli powder, Malvani masala powder, garam masala and Malvani ground masala paste and saut well.3. Add little water and mix well. Allow the masalas to cook for few minutes. 4. Add chicken pieces, salt and mix all the ingredients well. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for about 10 to 15 mins or until the chicken pieces are soft and tender. 5. Add tomato puree, coconut milk, mix well and simmer this on a low heat for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, check the consistency as the gravy needs to be saucy. 6. Sprinkle coriander leaves and switch off the flame.
Sagoti Chicken Malvani is a traditional and popular Malvani style of cooking chicken curry cooked in spicy Malvani masala gravy and coconut milk. This dish is extremely flavourful and a delicious chicken dish that goes well with rice, roti, chapatti or naan.
Sagoti Chicken Malvani is a popular coastal region recipe of Maharashtra. It’s traditionally prepared using lots of fresh coconut which is extensively used in the Malvani cuisine and Konkan area. This is a must try recipe, coconut based, hot and spicy chicken cooked in a delicious gravy/ sauce. The freshly ground Malvani masala is the key ingredient in this dish which enhances the taste and flavour of the dish.
Most dishes from the Malvani cuisine originates from the Sindhudurg district in the western coast or Konkan coast of India. This belt has at least has three distinct cooking styles. Konkan style spreads from Raigad to Mangalore while Malvani cuisine starts from Sindhudurg and Gomantak and the Goan cuisine popular in and around Goa.
The Sagoti Chicken Malvani is a coastal recipe and is a delight to most people who love spicy food. The curry has an amazing amalgamation of spices like the Malvani masala, garam masala, red chilli powder, green chillies which almost elevates the spiciness to a great extent and blends well with tomato and coconut milk, making the gravy smooth and silky. Chicken pieces cooked in this coconut milk gravy make them succulent and delicious.
Malvani food is predominantly non-vegetarian and also caters to some delicious and healthy vegetarian stuff. Although it is an independent cuisine, it overlaps the Maharashtrian and Goan style of cooking. Malvani food uses liberal quatitites of coconut, coconut milk and spices made combined with dried red chillies, coriander seeds, cardamom, garam masala, ginger and garlic. Kokum (garcinia) is widely used in most of their vegetarian and non-vegetarian recipes to give that extra punch. The addition of any simple, freshly ground masala uplifts a staple Indian dish beyond the ordinary and makes an impeccable dish to savour. Sagoti Chicken Malvani one such simple dish which is widely prepared for its wonderful taste and aroma.
Apart from the Sagoti chicken Malvani and Malvani Chicken, Malvani cuisine has also an array of other delicacies such as Malvani Bomblachi Kalvan, Malvani fish curry, Kekda Masala (Crab masala), Valachi Usal, Padval Dalimbi Baaji etc.
For preparing this delectable Sagoti Chicken Malvani, firstly heat oil in a pan and when it becomes hot, add ginger garlic paste, crushed green chillies and sauté till the raw flavours are gone. Add turmeric, red chilli powder, Malvani masala powder, garam masala and Malvani ground masala paste and sauté well. Add little water and mix well. Allow the masalas to cook for few minutes. Add chicken pieces, salt and mix all the ingredients well. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for about 10 to 15 mins or until the chicken pieces are soft and tender. Add tomato puree, coconut milk, mix well and simmer this on a low heat for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, check the consistency as the gravy needs to be saucy. Sprinkle coriander leaves and switch off the flame. Serve with hot steamed rice, roti, chapatti etc.
Tip- Check Malvani Chicken for making of Malvani ground masala paste.
Most Children love eating chicken dishes such as Chicken roast, chicken 65, chicken Manchurian etc. Chicken has various health benefits. It is a rich source of a variety of essential nutrients and vitamins that assist in strengthening the immune system of the body. Chicken meat is also considered the safest meat available. Chicken is a very good source of lean, high quality protein. Protein is an essential nutrient for growth and development and also plays an important role in assisting overweight and obese people in losing weight fast.
Chicken meat is a good source of phosphorus, which is a very essential mineral for the body. Phosphorus maintains the health of teeth and bones, and also ensures healthy functioning of the kidneys, liver and the central nervous system. Vitamin B6, along with niacin, makes chicken a favourable food in supporting the energy metabolism of the body. Both these B-complex vitamins help the enzymes throughout the body to guide the metabolic reactions.
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