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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       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…