Coconut Chicken with Potatoes

Batata Murghi

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By Raghavan Iyer

Published 2008

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Marathi-speaking households from the state of Maharashtra (home to the bustling metropolis Mumbai) savor this curry at family gatherings or special weekend meals. Chickens in India are close in flavor and size to the Cornish game hen, so feel free to use the smaller hens as an alternative.


  • 1 can (13.5 ounces) unsweetened coconut milk (see Tips)
  • 2 tablespoons <


  1. Pour ½ cup of the coconut milk into a blender jar. Add the ginger, peanuts, salt, turmeric, garlic, and chiles. Puree, scraping the inside of the jar as necessary, to make a slightly smooth but still gritty paste. Transfer the paste to a medium-size bowl.
  2. Preheat a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add the coriander, cardamom, and cinnamon, and cook, shaking th