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Olga's Chicken Brijani



  • 1/2 cup finely chopped coconut
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons ground red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon each ground cinnamon and cloves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1/4 cup water


  • 12 skinless chicken legs, scored to the bone
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Marinade: Put marinade ingredients in blender and puree until smooth. Pour over chicken.
  2. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Chicken: Brown chicken in hot oil; cover and reduce heat. Simmer until tender, about 20 minutes.
  4. Continue to simmer over low heat until liquid is gone.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve over rice.

Posted by FootsieBear at Recipe Goldmine 9/21/2001 2:31 pm.

Source: Olga Yarlagadda

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