Originally this was a popular and traditional dish from the Cochin Jewish community. It has now been incorporated into Israeli cuisine.
2 lbs. chicken
4 large tomatoes
1-1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup water
3 tbs. olive oil
2 garlic cloves
2 tbs. sugar
5 large onions
1-1/2 tsp. salt, pepper
2 tbs. grated coconut (optional)
1 cup chopped parsley
1 tsp. ginger, ground
1 (or more) tbs. curry powder
3 cups clear broth or coconut milk
Cut chicken into serving pieces and fry in 1 tbs. oil until lightly browned.
Add water and simmer for 20 minutes until chicken pieces are tender.
Drain and put aside.
Add onions, garlic, tomatoes, parsley and apples (all
diced) to the frying pan and saute over medium heat. Add sugar, ginger and
Sprinkle with flour and pour in clear broth or coconut milk.
Add coconut and chicken and saute for an additional 10 minutes over medium
Serve hot with rice.
BEYOND MILK AND HONEY
published by Embassy of Israel Office of Public Affairs Washington, D.C.
(Issue November 2008)