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Recipe: Vikram Vij’s Kerala Coconut Chicken Bunny Chow

Celebrity Chef Vikram Vij partners with 'Mahony" to refresh the concept of classic pub fare. He shows us how to make a Kerala Coconut Chicken Bunny Chow.

INGREDIENTS: COCONUT PASTE

190g Fine Shredded Coconut Unsweetened
500g Diced Yellow Onions
30 Curry Leaves
1½ tbsp Onion Seeds
400g (368ml can) Tomato Paste
2 tbsp Cumin Powder
1½ tbsp Garam Masala
75g Ginger Paste
75g Garlic Paste
1 tbsp Salt
1 tbsp Paprika
2 tbsp Coconut sugar
4 tsp Chili Powder Canola Oil – enough to cover the bottom of the pot to sauté the Onions.

METHOD: COCONUT PASTE

Spread the shredded coconut on a baking sheet with parchment paper and bake in the oven until a golden brown, mix with a spoon every minute to get an even toast on the coconut. • Coat the bottom of the pot with Canola oil and heat on a medium flame. • Add onion seeds and curry leaves and gentle sauté for 2 minutes • Add the diced onions and sweat down until they start to caramelize and turn golden brown, make sure they don’t stick and burn. • Coat the bottom of a frying pan with canola oil and add the garlic and ginger puree and gently fry for 5-10 minutes then add to the onions and cook out for 10 minutes • Add the spices, salt, sugar and toasted coconut and cookout for 1 minute. • Add the tomato paste and cook for 10 more minutes until it becomes a thick paste. Cool And Refrigerate. Makes 1 Quart. Shelf Life 14 days.

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INGREDIENTS: SPICY SOUS VIDE CHICKEN THIGHS

10kg Chicken thighs
1 tbsp chilli powder
16 oz mother sauce
2 tbsp salt

METHOD: SPICY SOUS VIDE CHICKEN THIGHS

Combine in a bowl and coat the chicken thighs • Transfer to sous vide bags and vacuum seal. • Sous vide at 70°C for 90 minutes.

METHOD: KERALA CHICKEN BUNNY CHOW

Sauté 1x 220g portion of chicken thighs and baby potatoes in 1 tbsp Oil for 2 minutes • Add 2 oz Kerala coconut paste and cook for 2 minutes • Add 4 curry leaves and 10 oz of water and simmer for 2 minutes until it paste blends with the water to form a curry sauce. • Plate on a 12” round • Centre 1 Terra Bread Sourdough Bowl • Add curry to the center of the bowl and place bread top offset. • Garnish with micro cilantro and masala blend