Chicken with Fresh Coconut

posted by Queen Bee 07-28-99 8:15 AM

Chicken with Fresh Coconut
serves 4

1/2 cup ghee
1 large onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
4 whole cardamons
4 whole cloves
1 inch piece of cinnamon stick
2 teaspoons garam masala
1 teaspoon tumeric
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 (3-pound) chicken, skinned, boned, and cut into 8 pieces
1 cup thinly sliced fresh coconut
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 1/4 cups water

Melt ghee in a large skillet.

Add onions and garlic, stir -fry until both are soft. Add spices and salt, stir-fry for 3 minutes more.

Add chicken pieces and brown on both sides about 10 minutes add coconut, tomato paste and water. Bring to a boil stirring constantly.

Lower heat, cover and simmer for 45 minutes.

When chicken is fork tender serve at once.

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