Goanese Chicken Shakuti (Chicken Cooked In Coconut)

Course : Curry
Serves: 1
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1 kilogram chicken -- cut up
---Dry Roast---
2 teaspoons coriander seeds
8 medium dried Kashmiri chiles
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
5 whole peppercorns
2 teaspoons peanuts (unsalted)
1/4 cup coconut, grated
1 teaspoon turmeric
4 teaspoon cardamom pods, use seeds only
6 teaspoon cloves
1 piece cinnamon
1 medium lemon, juice of
1 teaspoon salt to taste

Preparation / Directions:

Cut chicken up into desired pieces. Dry roast the spices and coconut in a large pan (until coconut is a light brown, taking care not to burn the spices). Add the turmeric, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon to the roasted spices and grind to a powder. Fry the spice mixture in some ghee for a few minutes. Add the chicken and brown. Add salt and a little water and simmer until chicken is cooked. Sprinkle lemon juice over dish a few minutes before serving.

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