Chicken Tamarind Fried Rice – Indian Chicken Fried Rice

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Chicken Tamarind Fried Rice – Indian Chicken Fried Rice is fast, easy, filling, delicious, and inexpensive. Coconut, tamarind, and curry leaves bring an aromatic flavor to this homemade comfort food. However, make sure to use rice that has been previously cooked and completely cooled, preferably overnight.

Chicken Tamarind Fried Rice - Indian Chicken Fried Rice
Chicken Tamarind Fried Rice – Indian Chicken Fried Rice

Ingredients needed to make Chicken Tamarind Fried Rice – Indian Chicken Fried Rice

3 tbsp oil of choice

1 and 1/4 tsp mustard seeds   (rai)


15 curry leaves

1/2 cup finely chopped onion (red or white)

1.5 tsp  ginger garlic paste

2 and 1/4 cups chopped chicken, boneless (1.5 pounds)

3/4 tsp  ground turmeric  (haldi)

1/2 tsp ground red chili powder

1 tsp salt

1/4 cup  dried desiccated coconut

1 tsp tamarind concentrate

2 and 1/2 cups cooked leftover rice

1 tsp cumin seeds  (jeera)

2 tsp coriander seeds  (dhaniya seeds)

1/4 tsp  fenugreek seeds  (methi seeds)

3 whole dried red chili peppers

METHOD –

Prep

First, crush / grind all the ingredients listed under crushed spices to a very fine powder. I used an electric coffee grinder. Also, you can use a mortar and pestle in case you don’t have a coffee grinder.

Second, finely chop the onion. Also, chop the chicken to 1 inch cubes.

Cook –

First in a deep bottom wok or pot add oil on medium heat. Second, when the oil is hot add the mustard seeds and curry leaves. Further, when the mustard seeds splutter add in the onions. 

Furthermore, when the onions turn golden in roughly 2 to 4 minutes add the ginger garlic paste. Sauté for a few seconds. Further add in the chopped chicken. Then add the turmeric, red chili powder, and salt stir well. Moreover, let the chicken cook covered for 10 to 12 minutes until its cooked. Stir intermittently.

Add the crushed spices, and the desiccated coconut and tamarind concentrate and stir until combined. Finally add in 2 cups rice stir well and cook for a minute or 2 until well mixed. Finally, turn off heat.

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Chicken Tamarind Fried Rice – Indian Chicken Fried Rice

Shilpa
Chicken Tamarind Fried Rice – Indian Chicken Fried Rice is fast, easy, filling, delicious, and inexpensive. Coconut, tamarind, and curry leaves bring an aromatic flavor to this homemade comfort food.
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2

Equipment

  • 1 deep wok

Ingredients
  

Crushed Spices

Instructions
 

Prep

  • Crush / grind all the ingredients listed under crushed spices to a very fine powder. I used an electric coffee grinder. Also, you can use a mortar and pestle in case you don’t have a coffee grinder.
  • Finely chop the onion.
  • Chop the chicken to 1 inch pieces.

Cook

  • In a deep bottom wok or pot add oil on medium heat. Second, when the oil is hot add the mustard seeds and curry leaves. Further, when the mustard seeds splutter add in the onions. 
  • When the onions turn golden in roughly 2 to 4 minutes add the ginger garlic paste. Sauté for a few seconds. Further add in the chopped chicken. Stir and let it sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Then add the turmeric, red chili powder, and salt stir well. Moreover, let the chicken cook covered for 10 to 12 minutes until its cooked. Stir intermittently.
  • Add the crushed spices, and the desiccated coconut and tamarind concentrate and stir until combined. Finally add in 2 cups rice stir well and cook for a minute or 2 until well mixed. Finally, turn off heat.
Keyword Chicken Fried Rice, Coconut Chicken Curry Leaves Rice, Coconut Fried Rice, Curry Leaves Fried Rice, Curry Leaves Rice, Easy Indian Chicken Rice, Fried Rice with Chicken, Indian Chicken Fried Rice, Indian Fried Rice, Tamarind Chicken Rice, Tamarind Rice
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My name is Shilpa Tiku. I am a foodie and love experimenting with different cuisines. Originally a Kashmiri, born in Mumbai and currently live in Dallas.

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