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Kerala Style Chicken Curry (Preparation Time: 40 mins; Serves: 4-6)

I truly appreciate south Indian cuisine. It offers wide variety of food that is rich and complex in taste, thanks to a symphony of spices. A good south Indian meal leaves a deep sense of satisfaction and feeling of lasting goodness. 
I attribute my fondest experiences of south Indian meals to my friend Sandhya (and her talented mom). She is a Mallu who grew up in Bombay and now lives in Greater New York. Her cooking style is traditional in its core but convenient and practical to suit a busy life. 
I am particularly fond of Kerala style chicken curry that she prepares. I fell in love with this amazing combination of spices and creaminess of coconut milk.  I have reproduced her recipe below. It is classic and yet easy to make. Enjoy!


Chicken, 3 lbs Onions, 4 medium size or 2 big, chopped Tomatoes, 2 medium sized, chopped Green Chilies, 2  Ginger, 1 inch  Garlic, 5-6 cloves Whole Spices (2 cloves, 4 peppercorn, 1 small cinnamon stick) Coriander Powder, 4 tsp Turmeric Powder, 1 tsp Red ch…

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