Do you eat together as a family or does each member eat by themselves? I recently came across an ad that struck a chord with me. The theme of the ad was a grandmother selling off family dining table on an online site, since it was no longer being used!
Well, I still remember my sis-in-law Divya's expression during her early days at our home when she found out that we rarely eat together as a family!! With both parents working, my brother Appu and myself having different class timings, coaching classes, tuition classes and what not… the family meal kinda became non existent. My parents are not the type who fuss over whether we've eaten or not, their policy is very simple “if you are hungry, you eat what's there on the table”.
I can see a slight change in their attitude with the new additions to our family and them being more relaxed with their time (ok I sugar coated that part, I actually wanted to say; with them getting a bit older ;).
So once I got reacquainted with family meals, I decided that when I have a family of my own, I would make sure that we would have at least one meal together every day. You think it's easy because there’s just two of us, but it doesn't happen that way. I think we did it for the first few years and then it got derailed somehow. Since eating a meal together was getting kinda difficult, we make sure to have the evening coffee together. At least something to hold on to, right? :)
The reason why I was going on about this “eating together” thingy was, this recipe calls for a family meal and is a bit extravagant compared to the regular Chicken curry. Special food calls for special gatherings, right?
Coming to the recipe… The chicken is marinated in a rich blend of spices and cooked in a well balanced masala and coated with the flavoured coconut gravy in the end. I guess this description should get you to the kitchen right?
You can serve it with: