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Kumbakonam Race Masala chicken Ampti

This Ampti is one of its kind and totally different from the curries that I have made so far.         Special thanks to My dear friend KrishnaPriya for this masala powder recipe. Do visit and like her page http://myramblings.in       This recipe is passed on to her through generations. The aroma speaks for its authenticity. Here is the link for the original recipe for the race masala



I am re-posting the same for quick reference. 
Recipe for the race masala powder: 1/2 cup coriander seeds 1/2 cup red chilli 1 tbsp of poppyseed 1/2 an handful of channa dal 1-2 cardamom Tiny bit of nutmeg and mace 1 star anise



Dry roast all of the above and powder it coarse.

Chicken Ampti:

Onion - 1
Two ripe tomatoes
1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
Oil- 1 tbsp
Chicken 1 lb
Coconut 3 tbsp
Shallot 1
Cashews 2-3
salt to taste



Sauté onions, ginger garlic, tomatoes and salt adding one after the other in the same sequence till oil seperates. Add 2 1/2 tbsp of race masala powder and give it a quick stir. Now add cut chicken and c…