Kerala style chicken stew served with Malabar pathiri and coconut rice. This is one of the many varieties served in the South Part of India.
Gulab jamun this sweet dish is part of North India.
500 g rice, washed and soaked for 10 min
2 cup thick coconut milk
1 or 2 cups chicken stock, just to cook the rice
1 onion, chopped
salt for taste
small stick lemon grass
1 bay leaves
1 tsp of whole garam masala
1 tsp of Cumin seeds
2 tbsp of oil
Take the pan, heat oil, put the whole garam masala along with the bay leaf, stir for a minute and them add onion, fry for a minute or till it changes the colour. Then add rice mix nicely, add salt.
Then add the coconut milk and the chicken stalk, mix it nicely, add the lemon grass, cover and cook till the water dries.
The stock should be enough to cover and cook the rice.
You can even use plain water.
Garnish with fried onions, corriander ,mint and tou, can even use dry fruits.
Photo and recipe by Ena Pareekh