Chicken and Coconut Stir Fry

Coconut adds a delicious sweetness to spiced fried chicken in Monisha Bharadwaj's simple but appetising recipe
By Monisha Bharadwaj
Chicken and Coconut Stir Fry
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy



  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 tsp ginger- garlic paste
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 600 g chicken breast fillets, cut into small pieces
  • salt
  • 3 tbsp desiccated coconut


1. Heat the sunflower oil in a heavy-based saucepan and add in the onion. Fry, stirring now and then, until soft, around 3 minutes.

2. Add the ginger-garlic paste and the green chillies and stir-fry for a
few seconds.

3. Tip in the turmeric powder and the chicken. Season with salt. Mix well
and pour in a few tablespoons of hot water to prevent the chicken from sticking.

4. Cover the pan and cook until the chicken is cooked through, around 15-20 minutes.

5. Stir in the desiccated coconut, heat through and serve at once.

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