Coconut Chicken & Rice

I tell my boyfriend that chicken is nothing but a vegetable with he'll eat when I cook it ;) I have made this before but decided to try Viji's SIMP in rocks!!! It made the sauce extra thick and creamy...thanks Viji :) I usually make the rice to go along with it to use up the rest of the can of coconut milk.

For Chicken:

  • 13.5 ounce can coconut milk (1 cup for this recipe)
  • 2 tbs. oil
  • 4 red chilies
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 12 curry leaves
  • 2 tbs. chopped ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 green chilies, sliced lengthwise in half
  • 2 tbs. dried coconut
  • 2 pounds chicken, cubed
  • 2 tbs. Viji's SIMP
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric
  • cilantro for garnish

Heat oil in skillet, sautee onion & red chilies till onion turns golden brown. Add curry leaves, ginger, garlic, green chilies & coconut for a minute. Add SIMP & turmeric, fry for a minute or so...then add chicken for a few more minutes. At this point, add coconut milk and enough water to cook (I added about 1/3 cup). When chicken is done and sauce is thick, garnish with cilantro & serve.

For Rice:
  • rest of the can of coconut milk (should be about 1 cup)
  • 1 tsp. garam masala
  • 2 tbs. dried coconut
  • 2 tbs. oil
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 5 cloves
  • 6 green cardamom, crushed
  • 1 1/2 cups rice
  • salt
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric
  • 3 red chilies
  • 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cup water

Dry roast coconut till golden, remove to small bowl. Heat oil, add cinnamon, cloves, cardamom & chilies and cook about 1 minute. Add rice, coconut milk, turmeric, garam masala & water. Cook. Garnish with roasted coconut.

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Andy said...

That looks really good. What do you have going on there? Some kind of onion fritter?

meeso said...

Basically that's what it is :)

Vcuisine said...

Hi Meeso, lovely plate, though you can't convince me that it is vegetable :) Happy to note that my SIMP can be used in NV items too. Viji

meeso said...

LOL...he's not convinced either but it does the trick...the powder is really good, thanks Viji :)