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Malvani Chicken / Sagoti

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Malvani chicken or Sagoti is very popular coastal region recipe in Maharashtra.
Ingredients
  Boneless chicken breast 1 Pound, cut into medium sized pieces
For the marinade
  Garlic cloves 3 Medium
  Ginger 1 Inch, cut into pieces
  Green chili 1 Medium
  Coriander leaves 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
Whole spices
  Star anise 1⁄2 Medium
  Cloves 3 Medium
  Cinnamon sticks 1 Inch
  Black peppercorns 3 Medium
  Javitri 1 Medium
For the malvani masala
  Oil 1 Teaspoon
  Caraway seeds 1 Teaspoon (Shahi jeera)
  Bay leaves 2 Medium
  Onion 1 Large, sliced
  Fresh coconut/Frozen coconut 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Nutmeg powder 1 Dash
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (As needed to puree the mixture)
Rest of the ingredients for the malvani curry
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped finely
  Ginger garlic paste 1 Tablespoon
  Coriander powder 1 Teaspoon
  Garam masala 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Degi mirch powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Into a blender, add all the ingredients for the marinade and blend to get a smooth green paste.
2. Marinate the chicken pieces in the prepared green marinade. Cover and let it rest for 1 hour.

MAKING
3. Heat a pan with oil. Add caraway seeds and bay leaves.
4. Add the whole spices and saute for a minute until aromatic.
5. Add the onions and stir fry until light brown in color.
6. Once the onions brown, add coconut and fry until golden brown in color.
7. Add a dash of nutmeg powder and stir. Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool down completely.
8. Once cooled, transfer the mixture into a blender and blend adding a little water until you get a smooth paste. Set this aside.
9. Heat a frying pan with a couple of tbsp oil. Add onions and fry until golden brown.
10. Add ginger garlic paste, stir and cook for about a minute.
11. Add coriander powder, garam masala and degi mirch powder. Stir and cook for a couple of minutes.
12. Add the marinated chicken pieces, stir to coat each piece well with the masala.
13. Add a little water, and salt. Stir, cover and let cook over medium heat for about 15 - 20 minutes.
14. After about 15 minutes, uncover and add the ground malvani masala. Stir well, cover and cook over medium heat for another 5 - 6 minutes.

SERVING
15. Serve warm with kombadi vada or malvani vada. You may also serve this dish with tandlachi bhakri.

NOTE
Watch recipes for Malvani Vade (Kombadi Vade) and Tandlachi Bhakri (Rice Roti)

Things You Will Need
1. Blender

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Malvani
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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