1/2 kg boneless chicken pieces, cleaned and washed
1/4 kg onions finely sliced
8-10 fresh green chillis
5-6 dry red chillis (adjust according to your choice)
15-20 garlic flakes
3″ piece ginger chopped
small bunch coriander leaves, chopped
2″ cinnamon stick
3 green cardamoms
4 tbsps coriander seeds
1 1/2 tbsps cumin seeds
salt to taste
oil for deep frying
1 Heat a tbsp of oil in cooking vessel. Add the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamom, red chillis and cashewnuts and stir for a minute till a nice aroma emanates the whole kitchen. Be ccardamomareful not to burn the spices. Cool.
2 First grind the roasted ingredients along with ginger, garlic and green chillis to a coarse paste. Next add the chopped raw onions, coriander leaves, chicken and salt and grind further to form a smooth paste like shown in the picture above.
2 Add a tbsp of oil to the ground mixture and mix thoroughly before shaping into small lemon sized balls.
3 Heat oil for deep frying. Once its piping hot, reduce flame to medium and place these balls in the oil and fry them to a crisp, golden brown color.
4Serve hot with tomato sauce or green chutney.
Recipe Source: Mrs. Chandralekha Sunkara