This chicken podimas is prepared with small chicken chunks. Big boneless chicken pieces can be minced through a food processor. With less spices, this chicken podimas is a perfect side dish for soft chappathies, mild pulao variaties and sambar sadham also!
Boneless chicken- 750 gms
Sambar onion [finely chopped]- 2 cups
Red chillies [ de-seeded and cut into halves]- 8
Curry leaves- 2 arcs.
Finely chopped tomato- half cup
Turmeric powder- half sp
Salt to taste
Gingelly oil- 4 tbsp
Grind the following ingredients coarsely:
Fennel seeds- 1 tsp, shredded ginger- 1 tsp/ small garlic flakes-10, cinnamon- 1 small piece
Heat a pan and pour the oil.
Add the chopped onions and fry them to golden brown.
Then add the ground paste with the turmeric powder and the red chillies and fry for a few seconds.
Then add the tomato with a pinch of salt and curry leaves.
Fry them until the tomatoes are mashed well and the oil floats on the surface.
Add the minced chicken to the cooking mixture.
Add enough salt.
Cook the chicken thoroughly without adding any water.
When all the water from the chicken is evaporated and the chicken is well cooked put off the fire.
Now the hot and tasty chicken podimas is ready!!