Maharashtrian Recipes
 
Pandhra Rassa (White Chicken Curry)  
   
Serves 6

Ingredients
1 kg chicken, skinned and cut into small
pieces
2 cups thick coconut milk
12 flakes garlic
1/2 cup yoghurt
12 cloves

3 tbsp. ghee (clarified butter) or oil

8 cardamoms, peeled
1 1/2 tbsp. poppy seeds
3 red chillies
1 1/2 tbsp. coriander seeds
3 red chillies, cut into pieces
1 tbsp cashewnuts
2 medium sized onions, chopped finely
1 tbsp raisins
1/2 a dry coconut (khopra), grated
2 tsp red chilli flakes
2" piece of ginger
1.5 tsp black cumin seeds
2" stick/s cinnamon
salt to taste

Method
Grind ginger and garlic to a paste. Apply this paste to the chicken pieces and keep aside Grind together dry coconut, black cumin seeds, poppy seeds, coriander seeds, red chilli seeds, cardamoms and 8 cloves, adding a little water and reserve this masala paste
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a heavy bottomed pan and add cinnamon, red chilli pieces, cashewnuts, raisins and remaining cloves.
Stir fry till cashewnuts turn golden brown.
Add chicken and fry well. Lower the flame and cover the pan.
Put a little water on the lid and cook till almost done Heat the remaining oil in a large pan and add onion. Fry till it becomes translucent.
Add masala paste and stir fry. Add yoghurt and stir for two minutes Add the chicken and 2 cups of water, and bring to boil Add coconut milk and stir well. Boil only once to avoid curdling Serve hot with trikoni puris.
For the trikoni puris (trikoni='3-cornered'): Mix 2 cups wheat flour, 1/4 tsp. salt, 2 tbsps oil and enough water to make a stiff dough Make lemon-sized balls and roll each one into a 10 cm disc Cut each disc into two triangles, discarding edges Make all triangular puris, and deep fry in batches in hot oil.

NUTRIENT COMPOSITION PER SERVING

MACRONUTRIENTS MICRONUTRIENTS
Energy (Kcal) 508 Carotene  ( μg ) 276.2
Protein (g) 47 Vitamin C (mg) 1.21
Carbohydrate (g) 13.9 Mg  (mg) 26.8
Fat (g) 29.4 Na  (mg) 3.53
Fibre (g) 2.33 K  (mg) 41.2
Minerals (g) 3.31 Mn  (mg) 0.98
Calcium  (mg) 128.4 Zn  (mg) 0.82
Phosphorus  (mg) 532.5 Cr  (mg) 0.01
Iron  (mg)

2.16

   

Modification
Reduce the amount of coconut milk used

Ingredients
1 kg chicken, skinned and cut into small
pieces
1 cups thick coconut milk
12 flakes garlic
1/2 cup yoghurt
12 cloves

3 tbsp. ghee (clarified butter) or oil

8 cardamoms, peeled
1 1/2 tbsp. poppy seeds
3 red chillies
1 1/2 tbsp. coriander seeds
3 red chillies, cut into pieces
1 tbsp cashewnuts
2 medium sized onions, chopped finely
1 tbsp raisins
1/2 a dry coconut (khopra), grated
2 tsp red chilli flakes
2" piece of ginger
1.5 tsp black cumin seeds
2" stick/s cinnamon
salt to taste

NUTRIENT COMPOSITION PER SERVING

MACRONUTRIENTS
Energy (Kcal)

436

Protein (g)

46.44

Carbohydrate (g)

11.9

Fat (g)

22.53

Fibre (g)

2.33

Minerals (g)

3.16