Kuku Paka#EattheWorld

Kuku Paka, a chicken-coconut curry, is a dish from Africa. The African word Kuku, which means chicken but what does Paka mean is unclear. It's a very delicious and comforting chicken gravy dish. Try it and you will love its it a Indian spices dish.

1 Kg Cleaned Chicken - make 14  to 16 pieces
1 Tin Coconut Milk  (400 ML)
2 Tomatoes - blended
1 Heaped  Teaspoon Salt  or to taste
1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric  powder
1 Teaspoon Roasted Cumin powder
2 Tablespoons Lemon juice
1 Tablespoon Heaped 
All Purpose Flour 
1 Medium Onion - ground to paste
1/2 Cup Oil
For the Green Masala - grind to a fine paste  
1 Tablespoon Ginger Garlic paste
8 Green chilies   
½  Cup  Coriander leaves
Marinate chicken with  salt, ground green masala  keep for an hour.

Heat oil in a kadai / pot  add onion paste and fry for 5 mins till light brown . Add marinated chicken. Fry well for 5 to 7 minutes. Add turmeric, cumin, tomatoes blended. Cover and cook for 10 mins. Add coconut milk. Cover and cook till chicken done say for  another 10 minutes. 
Lastly add flour paste stirring continuously till the gravy thick , according to the consistency you require . Now add lemon juice and take off flame.

Serve hot. 
We enjoyed this with whole wheat rotis / chapati

Labels : Coconut Milk, Chicken, African, Congo, International Cuisine, Eat the World, Main course
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1 comment:

  1. This sounds good, unfortunately Frank has an adverse reaction to coconut milk.