Chettinad Chicken in Instant Pot


Ingredients 2 lb chicken drumstick ¼ cup coconut oil (can be replaced with any cooking oil) 1 large onion finely chopped 2 large tomatoes finely chopped ½ teaspoon turmeric powder 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 sprig curry leaves Salt to taste ½ lemon or lime 2 tablespoon cilantro 1 cup water To grind together 2 teaspoon poppy seeds ½ cup coconut dried or desiccated 2 teaspoon garam masala 2 inch ginger 3 cloves garlic ½ cup water

Grind together poppy seeds, coconut, garam masala, ginger, and garlic using ½ cup of water

Set the Instant Pot to saute mode and add coconut oil. Add onion and saute for 5 minutes, until the onion beings to brown

Next, add curry leaves and saute for a few seconds. Then, add the ground paste, chili powder, and turmeric powder. Saute the masala for 2-3 minutes. Add tomatoes, salt, and chicken

Add chicken. Mix well and saute for 4-5 minutes

Add 1 cup of water and deglaze the pot (step 9). Secure the IP lid and set it to Pressure Cook mode for 10 minutes

Do a natural release of pressure for 10 minutes, then do a quick release. Add lemon/lime juice and cilantro

Serve hot with steamed rice.