Mock Chicken Kurma.

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Mock Chicken has become a visitor to my family . But the sad part is i cannot get it frequently and most of the time i forget  that this exists in this world . But the craving of my children for special dishes make me scratch my head and i browse my blog to see i  get any ideas . Last week on a trip to Jurong point(Shopping mall) i stuck on the idea to search for mock chicken at  Fairprice Xtra . i asked a shopping assistant on its availability and she immediately helped me in finding it . I had few choices in the chicken variety. i amnot that much brave to try Mock fish and mutton. i was happy with the purchase and i was waiting for a day to open the pack and cook. It is a small pack and is just enough for four of us .  i followed the recipe part from Sharmis passion . She had made with real chicken . i just followed hers but with mock chicken. i found this gravy  a bit spicy and i ate like pickle , but for real lovers of chicken they will find it very tasty . My daughter asked for a special piece too. But unlike original chicken ,mock will dissolve in the gravy but lucky she is, i could find her  a semi solid piece.Non vegetarians please follow the recipe with  real chicken.

Ingredients:

1. Mock Chicken-250 gm

2. Ginger garlic paste -2 tsp

3.Onion -1(Dice into small pieces)

4.Tomato-1(Dice into small pieces)

5.Curry leaves – few

6.Coriander leaves – few

7.Salt – to taste

8.Oil – 2 tsp

To grind

  1. Red Chilli powder -1 tsp
  2.  Coriander powder -2 tsp
  3. Turmeric powder-1 tsp
  4. Coconut- 2 tbsp
  5.  Fennel seeds -1 tsp
  6.  Green Chilli -1
  7.  Cashew /Almond -3

To temper

  1.   Bay leaf-1
  2.  Cinnamon -1 /2 inch
  3.  Garlic -5 cloves
  4. Cardamom -2
  5. Cloves -2

 Method:

  1.  Defrost  mock chicken for 15 minutes
  2. Grind the ingredients given in the grind to list along with one chilli sauteed in oil.(Coconut paste)
  3. In a kadai add the ingredients in the To temper list.
  4. Then saute onion, tomato well.
  5. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry well.
  6. Now add the chicken and salt.
  7. Salt can be reduced to half as i feel Mock chicken has little salt in it .
  8. Add three cups of water and cover the  vessel.
  9. If you are making with real chicken then use a cooker to make this.Four  or five will be enough to cook the chicken
  10. The mock will be cooked in 10 minutes .
  11. Add the coconut paste to this.
  12.  Add curry leaves and  coriander leaves and cook till oil separates .
  13.  Serve hot with Roti or rice.
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