Monday 17 September 2007

Kori Sukka (Dry Coconut Chicken)

Mysore Palace

This is my entry for the which is hosted by Asha Who has a excelent blog Foodie's Hope
I have been searching the net for a recipe and most of the recipes i found were vegetarian dishes and my daughter doesn't like all veggies ( except in the soup) the few vegetables she likes are peas, carrot , drumstick etc.
So i thought I will make a chicken dish so I can please her also with the new dish.

I decided I will make Kori Sukka, the recipe i found here
You can find moore information about Karnataka Cooking

12 DRY CHILLIES were a bit too spicy for hubby and daughter dear. I had kept few paper towels next to their plate. Inbetween the dinner i could see and hear both of the wipping their nose and face :-))))))

Roasted spices and Fresh Coconut ect...

Coconut, Spice paste, Curry leaves etc...

Here is the Kori Sukka ready to eat....

Kori Sukka

8 medium sized pieces (about 800 grams) of chicken
2 tablespoon(s) coriander seeds
½ teaspoon(s) each of fennel seeds (saunf)and turmeric powder
1 teaspoon(s) each of black peppercorns, cumin and fenugreek seeds
1 tablespoon(s) poppy seeds
12 garlic flakes
12 whole dry red chillies roasted
1 tablespoon(s) tamarind paste
1 medium sized coconut grated
8 curry leaves
1 large onion(s) finely chopped
2 tablespoons oil
salt to taste
Heat a little clarified butter (ghee) / butter in a pan and roast the black peppercorns, turmeric powder, fennel, coriander and poppy seeds till aromatic. Allow to cool.
Dry grind along with roasted red chillies and tamarind paste. This is the first paste.

Coarsely grind the grated coconut, garlic and cumin seeds (for just a round or two) without adding any water at all, till a ball can be formed of the paste. This is the second paste.

Mix the chicken with the first paste. Cover and cook (without adding water) on low level in a heavy-bottomed pan for about 25 minute(s) or till the chicken is almost cooked.
Add the second paste and salt to taste. Cover and cook on low level for about 3 minutes or till the chicken is fully cooked.
Heat the clarified butter (ghee) / butter in a pan, drop in the curry leaves and fry for a few seconds. Add the finely chopped onions and fry till brown. pour this garnish over the chicken.

The most important step in this dish is the dry grinding of the coconut. The paste needs to be very coarse and very dry as possible.


Unknown said...

Looks delicious.... Some like the chicken curry to be fiery spicy.... even my hubby says that... chicken will be tasty when the nose and mouth waters with the spicyness :)

sra said...

Hi Happy Cook! Thanks for visiting my blog. The Kori Sukka sounds appetising!

Mishmash ! said...

Sounds good...should try this type of prep once...thanks for sharing:)


Manju said...

thanks for visiting my blog...will b eposting more chocolate recipes.. :) uve got a pretty interesting blog here...

Pooja V said...

Same pinch. I too have posted a similar recipe today but wihout the cocnut. Urs looks nice. **drool**.

Lissie said...

i have seen kozhi sukka included in the menu in restaurants here in bangalore. your recipe seems to be delicious! i will surely give it a try. very nice enrty!!

Finla said...

Cinamon What about you, don't you like it spicy.
I love when it is spicy, but then i have to aqdjust for my daughter and hubby, which i didn't do when i made this dish.

Thankx sra

Mishmash i made this dish for the RCI event. I am glad i did it as it was a totally different taste than my regular chicken dishes.

Thankyou super chef

Yeah pooja same pinch to you also. I went and checked out your recipes it does look a little similar :-)

Hey Lissie you are in B'lore, i have a sis living there.
And you should try the recipe.

MR said...

Happy cook,
looks great...
anything with coconut LOVE IT!!

FH said...

Oh good! This is my 4th non-veg dish RCI K! I an glad you cooked this but 12 chillies are really HOT! Your poor family!:)
Always adjust the spice in any recipe to your taste.Looks delicious though,Thank you for a great entry, hugs! Loved Palace photo,miss it so much!:))

Jyothi said...

Hi, looks lovely. Love the dried chicken dishes i.e also with coconut. Very soon I will try this version. Thanks for sharing.

Dori said...

The list of recipes I want to try from your blog keep growing and growing...This one looks and sounds very good, and really great pictures too!

Chef Jeena said...

Wow happy cook looks lovely! :)

Prajusha said...

Happy cook,
kori sukka looks delicious.Nice Entry.

Bharathy said...

Looks yummy!I always love the combo of coconut and chicken..:)
I saw this in Sig's place 2 days back too...if I am right!!

Finla said...

Hey Mallu i also love dishes with coconut.

Yeah i knoow how one miss India.
Normally i do adjust the chillies, but i guess i wanted to make it as authentic as possible.

Thanks meeso, if u try this diszh don't add so much chillies as your daughter might not like it so spicy.

Thankx jeena and prajusha it was delicious, i am happy i tried a dish from a another region.

Bharathy, me too love anything with coconut. I will check out sigs place.

Cynthia said...

I am definitely going to try this! Thank you.

Finla said...

Bharathy you are correct sig also made it. To tell you the truth her look more delicious than mine :-(((

Thankyou cynthiya.
Just remember that it is a very dry dish.

Kribha said...

Sukka curry ....This is my hubby's fav. As he was near me while looking at your picture he got so tempted. Finally, poor hubby ate my sambar thinking about your dish.

Finla said...

Jackson thankyou. It was delicious

Kribha next time make the chicken dish for your hubby. Even my hubby says i watch all these bloggs and then give him the everyday food

Padma said...

that looks good n yummy!

Bindiya said...

looks sooo delicious ,love all non-veg recipes of yours

Abitofafoodie said...

This looks absolutely delicious - I bet those spices smell wonderful too.
So glad you found my blog so that I could discover yours!

Anonymous said...

Hi, what is a good substitute for grated fresh coconut? would dessicated coconut do? Thanks!

Finla said...

Padma Thankyou

bindiya thankx

Antonia, You are ture they were smelling absolutley gorgeous :-)

Maninas Normally i guess u can use desicate unsweetened one.
But i have never used them .

Anonymous said...

Hi what happened to fenugreek seeds

Finla said...

Anno I think i must have forgotten to write you have to grnd them with the other spices. Will check it out.