Sri Lanka Kukul Mas Chicken Curry

Course : Curry
Serves: 1
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1 1/4 kilograms chicken
3 slices ginger
2 cloves garlic
50 grams shallots
1 medium chile -- fresh
2 whole cardamom
2 whole clove
1/2 teaspoon chile powder
2 teaspoons paprika
25 grams tamarind squeezed in
50 milliliters -water
25 grams curry powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
1 piece cg cinnamon stick
50 milliliters oil
1/2 piece lemon grass stem
1 bunch curry leaf sprigs
1/4 teaspoon fenugreek
300 milliliter coconut milk -- thick
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 medium lime -- juice of

Preparation / Directions:

Wash, clean and joint the chicken. shred the ginger, crush the garlic and slice the shallots and chile. Crush the cardamoms and cloves and place in a bowl. Add the ginger, garlic, chile powder, paprika powder, tamarind water, curry powder, turmeric, salt and cinnamon stick. Mix well together, then rub into the chicken. Heat the oil in a pan until very hot, then add the lemon grass, curry leaves, fenugreek, shallots and chile and fry for a couple of minutes. Add the chicken pieces and stir fry for 3 minutes. Pour in the coconut milk and mix well. Continue to cook over a low heat for 40 minutes, or until chicken is tender. Discard the cinnamon stick and transfer to a serving dish. Finally, sprinkle the curry powder and lime juice on top.

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