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Mutton or Chicken Gravy Recipe
Chicken(with bones) or
- 1 kg  
Onion(big)   1 no (sliced)  
Green chillies   2 - 3 nos  
Curry leaves   1 stalk  
Tomato(big)   1 no or 2 small ones  
Cinnamon(Karugapatta)   4 sticks  
Cardamom(Elakka)   2 nos  
Cloves(Grambu)   4 nos  
Whole coriander seeds   3 tbsp  
Dry red chillies(Kollamulaku)   4 nos  
Coconut pieces   6 - 8 nos  
Peppercorns(Kurumulaku)   8 nos  
Masala powder   1 - 2 tbsp(Priyom chicken or mutton masala powder)
Garlic pods   8 nos  
Ginger   2" piece  
Small onion(Kunjulli)   3 - 4 nos  
Fennel seeds(Perinjeerakam)   1/2 tsp  
Poppy seeds(Khashakhasha)   1/2 tsp  
Coconut oil for cooking      
Turmeric powder   1 1/2 tsp  
Salt   as required  
Coriander leaves for garnishing      

Preparation Method:Clean and cut chicken into small pieces. If using mutton, then cook it in a cooker with some turmeric powder, ginger, salt and water.Heat up a pan or a kadai.Add cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, coriander seeds, dry red chillies, coconut pieces, peppercorns, masala powder, garlic, ginger, small onions, fennel seeds and poppy seeds one by one. Fry them on a medium flame, until it starts to emit a nice aroma. When they turn red in colour, switch off the flame. Don`t fry too much and burn everything as it will spoil the taste of gravy. Grind the above into a smooth paste adding sufficient water. Heat oil in the same pan or kadai. Add onions and curry leaves and saute. Add green chillies followed by tomato and fry for a while. Add drained chicken or mutton. Add turmeric powder and salt. Add a little water and mix well. Cook for 10 mins. Add the masala paste and mix well. Cover and cook for 15 mins. Remove the lid and cook on a medium flame, until the oil comes on top and the gravy becomes thick. Garnish with coriander leaves.