Chicken Liver Masala || Kerala Style Chicken Liver (Paleo, AIP)
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Chicken Livers cooked with lots of onions, ginger, garlic and all the curry spices! Thin slices of coconut make this recipe irresistible!
Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4-6
  • About 1 lb (18 oz) organic Chicken livers
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
  • 2 medium size red onions thinly sliced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped ginger
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • 2 green chillies (optional, omit for AIP)
  • 8-10 fresh curry leaves, torn into pieces
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp kashmiri chilli powder (omit for AIP)
  • 3 tsp coriander powder (omit for AIP)
  • 1 tsp garam masala ( see below recipe for AIP garam masala)
  • 1 tsp fennel powder (sub ¼ th cup fresh fennel fronds for AIP)
  • 1 cup coconut pieces (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped fine (use ½ cup for AIP)
For AIP garam masala:
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground mace
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  1. Take the chicken livers from the freezer and thaw at room temperature for about 3 hours (or in the refrigerator for about 6-8 hours)
  2. In a large wide bottomed pan, add the coconut oil and heat. Add the onions and the bay leaves. Cook on low to medium heat for about 5 minutes until the onions turn soft and pink in color.
  3. Now add the ginger, garlic, green chillies (if adding) and curry leaves. Stir fry for about 1 minute.
  4. Next add the salt, the turmeric, the chilli powder (if adding) and the coriander powder (if adding)
  5. Stir and cook for about 3-4 mins.
  6. Now add the chicken liver to this and cover and cook for about 5 mins on medium heat. Open the lid and stir carefully to mix. Then add the garam masala and the fennel powder (or fennel fronds for AIP). Add the coconut pieces too. Stir again to mix everything well. Cover and cook again for about 5 to 7 mins on low to medium heat.
  7. Open the lid and check if the liver pieces are cooked (no bright pink color) and then using two spoons try to break the large liver pieces into smaller pieces.
  8. Add the 1 tbsp more coconut oil and the fresh cilantro and stir well to incorporate. Turn heat off.
For AIP Garam masala:
  1. Mix all the spices together.
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