Nadan Chicken and Potato curry


I wonder how fast summer days squeezed by , when my mind search for  cues of the shortest and the most beautiful seasons of the year.
Its been a fun filled summer with lots of trips and gatherings , and the latest one to Niagara last weekend, with friends visiting from India. How I wish I could save a slice of those delicious memories, sigh.
Lot of people have been sending me requests for a chicken and potato curry recipe and I always give them the link for this Nadan beef curry with black pepper .We rarely eat chicken and beef now and have been delaying making this for a very long time. Not that we are turning vegetarian or anything , but we have been trying to eat seasonal fresh produce and go healthy for some time now.

But as you might know kerala syrian christians are known for their daily meat-fish-alcohol intake. So we love chicken , pork & beef ; we make it occasionally and fish many times a week , its just that we take it in a harmless way ;).


During my last trip to the local farmers market I bought a couple of cute lil baby potatoes and I have no clue what was I thinking then , since it wasn't just enough to whip up a curry or stir fry for two with those. 
I paired it with chicken and made this curry with freshly crushed black pepper ,ground coriander and coconut milk; and served with herbed butter rice for dinner. Simply delicious !


Recipe for Naadan Chicken and Potato curry with Black pepper
Serves - 4 to 6
Preparation time - 10 minutes plus 30 minutes for marination
Cooking time- 40 minutes.
Ingredients:-
Bowl  1
Chicken - 1 kg ( I used thighs cut into medium sizes)
Salt to taste
Crushed black pepper - 1/2 tea spoon
Crushed 2 cloves of garlic & a small piece of ginger
Meat masala - 1/2  tea spoon ( optional; but I used it )
Bowl 2
Oil - 2 tablespoon
Bay leaf - 1 or 2
Cloves - 3-4
Cardamom lightly crushed - 3-4
A pinch of cumin and fennel ( optional)

Curry leaves
Onion finely chopped - 2 big
Garlic chopped  - 3 to 5 cloves
Ginger chopped - an inch piece ( i use a lot of both ! so use as per ur likes )
Bowl 3( this recipe is spicy , so use spices as per your heat level)
Kashmiri red chili powder - 1/2 to 1 tablespoon
Coriander powder - 1 tablespoon ( i use freshly dry roasted and ground coriander)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tea spoon
Water - just enough to make a paste with all the powders.
( or instead of all the powders you can use store bought meat masala , but the quantity depends on the brand , so please look the recipe measurements on the back of the masala pack and adjust the spoons with the kilos of chicken)

Potato cubed - 2 ( if using baby potatoes use 5-7)
Canned coconut milk - 1/2 to 1 cup
Warm water - 1.5 to 2 cup ( depends on how much gravy you want )
Salt to taste
Crushed black pepper - 1/2 tea spoon
Garam masala - 1/2  tea spoon

Method:-
Combine all the ingredients in Bowl  1 and mix well. Keep aside for 30 minutes; else keep refrigerated until you are ready to cook ( take it to the room temperature before 30 minutes you start cooking)
Heat oil in a pan and add the ingredients in Bowl  2 and fry for a minute. Add onion, curry leaves and fry for 5-6 minutes and add garlic and ginger and saute till brown or the raw smell disappears. This will take around 8-10 minutes.
Make a paste with all the ingredients in 
Bowl  3 and add to the pan and fry for a minute or two.
Add marinated chicken ,salt to taste and cubed potato and combine well and saute for 2-3 minutes.
Mix canned coconut milk with warm water  and add to the pan and mix well.
Add garam masala and cook covered in medium flame for 30 to 40 minutes  (add more water if needed, )
Uncover , add crushed black pepper ,cook for another 8-10 minutes.( cook more time if you want the chicken to be too tender or if you have bone in or leg pieces ). If you want more gravy , mix coconut milk and water, add to the pan and bring to boil.
Drizzle a tea spoon of oil and curry leaves . Switch off the flame and let stand covered for 30 minutes for all the flavors to blend in .

Good day guys!
Sarah

59 comments:

Umm Mymoonah said...

Delicious,looks very tempting.

julie said...

Ingane kothipikkalle,Sarah!! Very delicious recipe..

aipi said...

Amazing photography dear ~ the curry sounds hot n spicy! My little bro will love this :)
USMasala

Ramya said...

looks so very yummy..i love potatoes in chicken curry..btw, ur profile pic is very cute

Suja said...

Adipoli curry,gravy looks super delicious..kothiyavunnu

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Superb Combo,Seems finger-lickingly delicious.Clicks r Yumm Dear.

Hyma said...

Thanks so much Sarah for visiting my space and joining me! am so glad! Hv been following your blog since I started blogging:-) this is a lovely curry. I can smell the flavours, though I do not cook non-veg...i can manage tiny bites from time to time:-)

divya said...

omg...this is absolutely delicious..:)

An Open Book said...

Thats like the perfect lil meal u described..im yet 2 learn how 2 make a proper chicken curry, believe me :)

Namitha said...

Love this chicken curry. Got to follow your method next time..Loved all the pics ketto :-)

Kalyani's Platter said...

looks lovely and delicious curry ......

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking combination wonderfully done

Saji said...

looks very tempting!!

Sayantani said...

such a yummy looking curry. spicy and tasty.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

It looks yummy and tempting.

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Loved ur niagara clicks in facebook... The baby potatoes looks cute in this chicken dish!
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Priya said...

Fingerlicking chicken curry, love potatoes in chicken curry anytime..

Lemon and Clove said...

Felicidades por tu blog.
Te seguire fielmente y aprenderé de tu sutil cocina y tus creativas presentaciones.
Un saludo desde Canarias-España

vineetha said...

Maveli onam pramanichu prajakale oke kanan vanathanu kettoo..he he..Madi yum samaya kuravum kondanu sarah kutty njan engane mungunathu..ennalum eni once in week engilum oru post idan shramikam :)Chicken curry ugran ayitundu...naadan curry yude taste onu vere thane ane..

Chitra said...

looks so yummmy...mouthwatreing here ...

Nisha said...

Looks so delicious

alpana said...

Mouthwatering dish......awesome clicks

Mélange said...

You have made it worth an effort dear.Absolutely wonderful dish and the aroma reached here.And to go with that,what an excellent click !

Muraligeetham said...

Wow!!! Superb ...pictures r so beautiful as always..

Angie's Recipes said...

Amazing photos! The curry looks really yum!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Looks absolutely delicious...yummy

Rekha shoban said...

yummy curry!!gud combo...even i do with potatoes....thats really give delicious taste...nice click!

Taste Of Saras Kitchen said...

Simply mouth-watering with fabulous click Sarah:)

Vandana Rajesh said...

Amazing clicks..the curry looks so tempting.

Biny Anoop said...

looking delicious...

Priti said...

Yummy combo and looks fab ....love the pics

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Lovelyand yummy combo...looks delicious....wonderful and beautiful clicks.

Prathima Rao said...

Fantastic cliks Sarah!!! And the curry looks spicy & inviting too...just like any Kerala curry :) And we could try the same with just lil potatoes too right?? And btw I have come across so many delish kerala curries with the name as Nadan..Might be a silly question but what exactly does Nadan mean??
Bookmarking this delicious recipe to make with vegetables :)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Sarah Naveen said...

@Prats!!!
Nadan doesnt have a meaning as such !! LOL...it just mean country or village style preparation , I think so.Mostly refer to the homestyle cooking , the one developed by our grandmas..

Jay said...

wow...absolutely delicious..
lipsmacking cliks..:)
Tasty Appetite

Sobha Shyam said...

superb aayittu undu Sarah, looks great n super delicious..

Rachu said...

its looks super delicious!

Manju said...

Gorgeous photography, Sarah! and yeah, tempting curry too :)

Rinku Naveen said...

Sarah..Curry ugran! Even I love chicken curries with potato. Athinte taste onnu vere thanneya alle. Ithu enthayalum try cheyyum. Photos nde karyam pinne parayanda. Adipoli. Enikku eppozha kurachu class tharika? :) Seriously

Fung said...

Nice blog , please bookmark and share your page here:
Nadan Chicken and Potato curry

Sarah Naveen said...

@ Rinku ...hey anytime you want..I will be happy to share with you whatever i know. But trust me I don't know much :)

Vimal said...

hi sarah, I tried more than 10 recipes from this website and most of them were really good.Keep up the good work and thank you

anthony stemke said...

I love curries and this is a great one. Exquisite photography.
Thank You.

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Madhu said...

Woooow Sarah! Looks amazing!!

Sarah said...

looks stunningly delicious dear! really tempting...

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

Chicken curry is one of my favorite things and yours look mouth watering! Great pictures too!

Rocio said...

i was seeing your blog... (sorry for my english) i came here from spain!! I love the things u cook, wonderful pics, and really good recipes! now yes! im following you! hope to see you soon!

DashySassy said...

Wow......I just came across this blog...so happy I found an official blog with Kerala recipes....definetley following...the food looks yum by the way!!!

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Quay Po Cooks said...

Who doesn't like chicken curry especially a yummy bowl like yours? Simple irresistable!

khushi said...

so many beautiful flavors in one dish.....looks delicious
why dont you send it to the event:
Event: Kerala Kitchen

Farwin@CookingitSimple said...

Love this dish and your clicks..this is how we normally prepare the dish too..following you for more delicious shots....

Tadka Pasta said...

Your dish looks hot and spicy, and we're settling in at your space to explore the whole treasure trove of your delicious Mallu cooking.

Rafeeda said...

I tried this over the weekend with plain basmati rice and I must say that the result was awesome!!! My dad bragged about the curry to his friends and I was on the top of the world... thank you so much and keep posting!!! :)

Sarah Naveen said...

Hey Rafeeda ...
This is one of my fav way of making chicken..never go wrong with steamed rice...thanks for trying it , and letting me know..Glad u loved i t:-)..

Anonymous said...

I tried this recipe and it came out very well,my hubby loved it .Thank you Sarah

keertthana premkumar said...

looks great ..wil definately try this...

keertthana premkumar said...

looks great ..wil definately try this...

albert said...

I also Love this dish and your clicks..

Livea said...

I just tried this tonight... was very good! Thick gravy and the right amount of spice. My husband loved it with naan. Thanks!

Livea

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