Monday, February 25, 2013

Boneless Smoky Chicken

Recently  I saw on a TV show a chef doing this  smoky effect using a charcoal for a dish he had made.   I used the typical  Kerala masala for the chicken and gave the  smoky effect. We 
at home loved it and it’s a wonderful starter. Needs very few simple ingredients and very easy to make.

If you have charcoal fine otherwise don’t worry, just use the shell of a coconut and give the smoky effect.  I  broke a piece of the coconut shell and burnt it well on the flame and put it in a small steel container and put some butter and topped it with cloves and put it into the cooked chicken  and I closed the lid to get the smoky effect.

Cook Time: 30 Mins 
Makes: 3 pax


Boneless chicken cubes – 400gms
Curry leaves – ¼ cup (be generous)
Onion – 1 medium fine chopped
Turmeric powder – a generous pinch
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
Green chilli  slit – 3 nos.
Garam masala powder – ¼ tsp
Ginger and garlic paste – 1 tsp
Oil – 3 tbsp
Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
Lime  juice of one lime
Salt – to taste
Coconut  grated – ¼ cup
Cloves – 3 nos.
Garnish with coriander leaves
Butter – a few drops



Clean and wash the chicken and keep aside

Add  the red chilli, lime juice, turmeric, garam masala, salt and let this get marinated for  about one hour atleast
Add oil in a pan, throw in the curry leaves fry well and keep this aside

To the same pan add the onion, green chilli and fry well till light golden, add in the ginger garlic paste, pepper powder and fry a minute more.  Now add in the chicken and  give a good mix and close the pan with a lid and let this cook. We are not adding water at all so have an eye on the flame and stir here and there till the chicken is cooked well. Check salt and chilli level, if need you can add now.

When the chicken becomes completely dry and cooked well. Add the grated coconut and garnish the fried curry leaves on top and give one mix.

Now place the charcoal piece as I told  in the post above. Close the lid and let the smoke get into the chicken pieces for about 15 minutes.

Yummy and delicious chicken is ready!!


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  1. this is truly a superb recipe ..bookmarked :)

  2. Nice try.....smoky chicken looks gorgeous....

  3. Absolutely love the flavor. have to try this technique soon

  4. Very tempting and flavorful chicken...great idea.

  5. look absolutely tempting !! Gorgeous

  6. A real interesting recipe!! The smoky flavour of coconut shell infused with cloves! Mammamia! Look at those moist chunks! Sooper, Latha and I am delighted to have it as your entry for my event! Thanks a bunch!!! :)

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  8. smoky chicken,loved the idea.chicken looks yum.

  9. yummy chicken and i can feel smoky the flavour coming out of your dish.

  10. Delicious boneless chicken recipe lata.

  11. I like the smoky effect too. This must have added a great flavour to the dish.

  12. Wow looks so yummilicious and flavorful :) yum!!

  13. Latha, your idea of using burnt coconut shell is superb! I love to smoke my meats. Wow, I can see that your meat dish screams perfection!

  14. would love to try this. delicious with its smokiness.

  15. Yummyilicious and fingerlicking smokey chicken, love to enjoy with a bowl of rice.

  16. i love smokey flavour and on chicken that's awesome Latha ji...

  17. Mouthwatering..yummy n feeling hungry too:)

  18. wow..this is really flavourful and mouthwatering recipe indeed!! Will definitely give a try :) I'm so glad to follow your blog!

  19. droolworthy chicken fry, mouthwatering...

  20. Sounds different - But so delish :) Would love to try this out some time.

  21. Smoky chicken is a new twist to usual curry..luv this version

  22. Wow! looks inviting....I would love to try...

  23. Should try your method for the smoky effect. I love smoked flavours, The Chicken looks very tempting

  24. Finger- licking and tasty ...feeling hungry...


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