Varutharacha Chicken Curry
Varutharacha Chicken Curry, the name itself brings back the nostalgic childhood memories of Kerala. I really do miss those carefree days of my life. Every house we visit will definitely make this curry and each tasting heavenly, This curry is made with Nadan Kozhi or the country chicken. The smell of the roasted coconut with shallots, curry leaves, Red Chillies and coriander seeds are used in this original curry are used here which tickles your taste buds to the hilt. The aroma of coconut oil in this curry is another important factor adding the required flavour to this curry. The coconut mixture is roasted with coconut oil till they turn brown and crisp and used to be ground to a paste without adding water in a flat grinding stone with another cylindrical stone to grind. when this is ground the oil will ooze out and facilitate to grind smoothly. the ground masala will be very dark brown smelling delicious and filling the whole house with this mesmerising smell. Now due to shortage of time and modern gadgets we use chilly powder and coriander powder and grind the roast coconut mixture in a mixer grinder. The taste is not the same as the original curry, but can be compromised to some extent and get to enjoy this. I have tried to make it as closely to the original as possible. My mom used to grind the coconut using the ammikallu, but now thanks to the modern gadgets she also started using them. It is said the taste of the pudding is in the eating. so lets go for it..

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