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Simla Chicken Curry

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Ingredients
  Chicken 3 Pound (1 Whole Bird)
  Butter 2 Ounce
  Cooking oil 2 Tablespoon
  Onions 4 Large
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Fresh root ginger 2 Tablespoon
  Curry powder 3 Tablespoon
  Tomatoes 4
  Cooking apples 2
  Chicken stock 16 Ounce
  Coconut/2 tablespoons desiccated coconut and 5 ounce hot milk 1 , desiccated
  Turmeric 1 Teaspoon
  Cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Powdered coriander 1 Teaspoon
  Bay leaf 1
  Raisins 3 Ounce
  Ground peanuts 3 Ounce
  Desiccated coconut 1⁄2 Pound (If No Fresh Coconut Available)
  Chutney 6 Ounce (3 Varieties, 2 Ounce Each)
Directions

Ask the butcher to cut chicken in pieces as for a fricassee.
Melt 2 oz. butter and 2 tablespoons cooking oil.
Add 4 large onions chopped, 2 peeled chopped cloves garlic, and 2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger root.
If not available use 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger.
Cook 5 minutes.
Add 3 tablespoons curry powder.
Cool S minutes.
Add the pieces of chicken and let them brown all over without burning the vegetables.
Add 4 chopped tomatoes, skin removed; and 2 peeled, cored and diced cooking apples.
Pour over 16 oz. warm chicken stock and the milk from 1 fresh coconut.
(Bore a hole in the eyes of the coconut and drain off milk.
Afterwards remove shell and skin from the coconut, and grate to serve with the curry.
If fresh coconut not available, pour 5 pz.
hot milk over 2 tablespoons desiccated coconut, let stand and squeeze out the liquid through a fine cloth.
Add liquid to the other ingredients.) Now add 1 teaspoon each of turmeric, cumin, and powdered coriander, 1 bay leaf and 3 oz. raisins.
Simmer on moderate heat, stirring occasionally, for 40 minutes.
Set aside.
Reheat on a slow heat.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Asian

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