Chicken Pollichathu / Chicken Cooked in Banana Leaf


 Chicken Pollichathu ( Chicken Cooked in Banana Leaf) is a Kerala special chicken roast recipe. The fried chicken pieces are coated with a onion gravy and then goes for a slight grill  inside the banana leaf. Try this flavorful chicken recipe and you won't be disappointed. Also checkout the recipe of fish cooked inside the banana leaf: Meen Pollichathu
Ingredients:
  1. Chicken small pieces- 1/2 kg
  2. Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  3. Chilly powder-1 tsp
  4. Pepper powder-1 tsp
  5. Ginger garlic paste-2 tsp
  6. Thick curd-1 tbsp
  7. Salt-to taste
  8. Oil-for shallow frying
  9. Onion-2 medium
  10. Tomato-1 medium
  11. Crushed ginger and garlic-2 tsp
  12. Green chilly-2
  13. Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  14. Kashmiri chilly powder-1 1/2 tsp
  15. Coriander powder- 1/2 tsp
  16. Garam masala powder-1 tsp
  17. Salt-to taste
  18. Curry leaves-2 springs
  19. Thick coconut milk-1/2 cup
  20. Banana Leaf-1 big piece
Preparation:
  • Marinate cleaned chicken pieces with ingredients from 2 to 7.
  • Rest in fridge for 1/2 hour and shallow fry them in hot oil over medium flame until nicely fried (fry them in medium flame until nice brown; don't over fry until hard).
  • Drain it and keep aside.
  • In the same oil; add sliced onions and saute well until nice golden in color.
  • Then add crushed ginger, garlic and green chilly.
  • Add all the powders in low flame and mix well.
  • Add thinly sliced tomato and saute until mashed well.
  • Add fried chicken pieces and mix well for 5 minutes.
  • Add thick coconut milk and  curry leaves; Cook on low flame for another 5 minutes.
  • Wash and wipe the banana leaf; shown it over direct flame for few minutes to loosen.
  • Place the cooked chicken pieces along with it's masala on the center and wrap them gently without breaking the leaf and tie it.
  • Place it inside a heavy bottom pan and slow cook for 30  minutes(15 minutes each on  both sides).
  • Open it after slightly cools down; Serve soon and enjoy the great taste!!!
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