Kuku Paka - African Chicken Coconut Curry

Kuku Paka, a chicken-coconut curry, is a dish from the coast of Eastern 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.

Ingredients
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
Method
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 : Kuku Paka, Chicken, African, Gravy, Coconut Milk
sneha datar
sneha datar

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.

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