The Hundred-Foot Journey is an uplifting and feel-good cultural feast full of Indian spices, French sophistication and British wit. Based on the book with the same name, this movie is filled with some interesting recipes, want a closer look? Well you’re in luck! We’ve got one of the recipe’s for you! Check out this recipe for Maison Mumbai Coconut Chicken!
Maison Mumbai Coconut Chicken
by Anil Abhimanyu Sharma (as adapted by James Ferrera)
Total time (prep & cook) approx. 1 hour
4-5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (approx. 1½ – 2 lbs.), cubed
1 c. red onions, chopped coursely
1 medium yellow onion, sliced thin
1 t. garlic paste (optional)
1 t. ginger
½ c. cashews
fresh red chiles
garam masala (whole seed)
chopped meat of one coconut + milk (or ½ c. shredded coconut + 1 can coconut milk)
1 lime, halved
6 T. ghee
1 t. turmeric
1 bay leaf
2 t. madras masala*
In a small saucepan, cook the yellow onion in half the ghee over low heat until translucent. Meanwhile, in a large, deep skillet, roast cashews, red chiles and kari leaves in the remaining ghee over medium heat until cashews are roasted and slightly red, about 1-2 minutes. Remove the cashews from the ghee and set aside. Using the same pan and now aromatic ghee, add the garam masala (whole seeds), bay leaf, red onions, garlic paste and ginger. Cook, stirring, 1 minute over medium-low heat.
Add turmeric, more red chiles (optional), madras masala, coconut meat and half the coconut milk. Add ⅓ to ½ c. warm water, as needed, to achieve desired consistency.
Add tomato paste and salt, to taste. Add chicken and squeeze the juice of both lime halves over the dish, dropping the rind into the mixture. Add more coconut milk, to taste, and cook, covered, for 3 minutes over medium-high heat.
Turn heat to medium-low and cook an additional 7 minutes.
Top with roasted cashews and yellow onions. Serve hot with rice or lentils or vegetable masala and papadams.
*Madras Masala – Using whole kernels (to taste) of fennel seed, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, black peppercorns, star anise, ajwain (carom) seed and green cardamom, grind together in one
Directed by Lasse Hallström and produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Juliet Blake, the film stars Academy Award winning actress Helen Mirren as the icy proprietress of a Michelin starred classical French eatery in Southern France, veteran Indian film actor Om Puri, Manish Dayal and Canadian-French actress and television personality, Charlotte Le Bon. Be sure to check out this delicious flick releasing September 5th!