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Sweet Potato Chicken Curry

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Sweet Potato Chicken Curry is a seasonal recipe, as sweet potato is a seasonal vegetable. Usually we boil, peel and directly take the sweet potato but most of don’t like it. After getting the health benefits of sweet potatoes as it helps in getting rid of cancer-friendly free radicals, good for diabetes, also helps in proper muscular growth and in digestion. Let me share the recipe…

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Sweet Potato Chicken Curry / Cheeni Kilangu Kozhi Kulambu

Ingredients:

  • Sweet Potato – 200 gm
  • Chicken – 250 gm
  • Onions – 2 nos (medium size)
  • Ginger (I “inch) – 1 no
  • Garlic – 6 cloves
  • Tumeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder – 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Split Blackgram – ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Salt to taste
  • Coconut oil – 2 tbsp

Making of Sweet Potato Curry –

Preparation:

  • Peel and finely chop the onions, ginger and garlic into pieces.
  • Peel and roughly cube the sweet potato into medium pieces.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard, split blackgram and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
  • Add the onions, ginger and garlic and cook until they turn golden brown in color.
  • Add the sweet potatoes, followed by all the spice powders and salt.
  • Cook until the raw smell goes off. Add the chicken pieces and cook for a min.
  • Pour 2 cups of water, cover and cook until the chicken and sweet potatoes are cooked.
  • Remove the lid, cook in medium flame until the curry thickens and the oil starts floating on the top.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot with steamed rice and any stir-fry/poriyal.

 

Lamb Curry / Varuthu Aracha Mutton Kulambu

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The term “Varuthu Aracha” means roasted and ground. The Varuthuaracha Mutton curry is nothing but Lamb curry prepared by roasting and grinding the spices at that time of preparing the curry instead of using any spice powders for flavor and taste. This curry has fresh flavor, taste and attractive color.

Check out my other lamb/mutton recipes – Curry, fry, gravy and biryani in this link: https://madraasi.com/main-course/non-vegetarian/lamb-mutton/.

Let us move on to the recipe…

Varuthu Aracha Mutton Kulambu / Lamb Curry

Varuthu Aracha Mutton Kulambu / Lamb Curry

Ingredients:

  • Lamb/Mutton – ¾ kg
  • Red chilies – 8 nos
  • Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Poppy seeds – 2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 3 tsp
  • Onions – 3 nos
  • Coconut (shredded) – 3 tbsp
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Coriander stalks – 5 nos
  • Potatoes – 2 nos
  • Salt to taste
  • Gingelly oil – 2 tbsp.

Preparation:

  • Peel and chop roughly chop 2 onions, finely chop the other onion.
  • Peel and roughly chop the potatoes into big pieces.
  • Clean and the chop the mutton to medium pieces. Clean and chop the coriander stalks.
  • Marinate the lamb/mutton pieces with ginger-garlic, salt and turmeric powder for about 30 mins.
  • Heat a tsp of oil in a kadhai, add cumin, poppy, red chilies and coriander seeds, for few mins or until a fresh aroma comes out.
  • Add in the roughly chopped onions and shredded coconut, roast them until the raw smell comes out.
  • Remove from fire, spread over a plate and bring them to room temperature.
  • Grind them to fine paste by adding water little by little.
  • Heat oil in a pressure-cooker, add in a ½ tsp of cumin seeds, finely chopped onions and cook until they turn golden brown.
  • Add in the coriander stalks and cook until they turn dark in color.
  • Add in the mutton pieces and cook until the mutton turns pale white in color.
  • Add in the ground masala along with little salt and cook for few mins or until the oil oozes out.
  • Pour in one cup of water, let it boil and pressure-cook for 4 whistles.
  • Remove the lid when the pressure subsides and keep in medium flame, until the oil separates and floats on the top of the curry.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot with steamed rice for lunch along with Egg omelette or Beetroot Stir-Fry 1, Beetroot Stir-Fry 2. Also goes well with dosa and parotta.