Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk

Chicken being my favourite I love trying different dishes with it. I had never made a chicken curry in a presure cooker till I tried this as I never found it necessary to use the pressure cooker to cook chicken as it gets cooked really fast . But today  thought of trying it out and was really  happy .

This Chicken Curry tasted very nice I had added coconut milk along with the other spices and the result was a smooth tasty coconuty flavoured  curry.

500 gms Chicken cut in pieces.
1 tsp lime juice/as needed
2 tsp ginger garlic paste
a pinch of turmeric powder
salt to taste.
2-3 medium  onions roughly sliced
2 tomatoes chopped
 2-3  green chillies
50 gms dessicated coconut
1/2- 3/4 cup coconut milk
1 inch ginger
4-5 garlic cloves
1 tsp cumin seeds/ jeera
2 tsp coriander seeds/dhaniya
a small bunch of coriander leaves
2 tsp bottle masala/mutton masala
handful of mint leaves
1 tsp garam masala powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
a spring of curry leaves
2 tbsp oil
2 medium potatoes.

Method :
 Clean and wash the chicken pieces and marinate with salt lime juice and a pinch of haldi/turmeric keep side for 15 min.

Dry roast coconut ,cumin and coriander seeds and set aside to cool.

Then roast the chillies and onion in a tsp of oil till fragrant.

Once cool grind  together with ginger,garlic ,mint and coriander leaves and 1 chopped tomato to a fine smooth paste.

In the pressure cooker heat oil add the curry leaves , the remaining chopped tomato and then add the paste and the chicken fry well till oil separates .

Then add salt,water and the potatoes , lastly add the coconut milk and cover with the lid and pressure cook till done. It may take about  12-15 minutes.

Once done release the pressure open the lid and switch the gas off .

Serve hot with rice/pulav/breads of  your choice.

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  1. Nice and quick Curry ...Loved the addition of coconut milk

  2. nice and easy chicken curry ..even i don't cook chicken in a cooker ..will try now....

  3. lovely curry sure the flavours of coconut will be soo good

  4. lovely coconut based chicken curry

  5. lovely curry i will love to hav with roti or polas

  6. i love chicken or any curry with coconut milk