1 cup thin coconut milk
3/4th cup of water
1 Onion (chopped)
1 1/2 cup shallots(chopped)
1 tsp finely minced ginger
2 tsp finely minced garlic
2-3 green chillies chopped
2 tsp coriander powder
1-2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp pepper powder(I used white pepper powder,but you could use black as well)
A tiny piece of cinnamon
Salt to taste
1.Marinate quail with pepper powder and salt.
2.Heat oil in a pan and fry cloves and cinnamon for a minute.Add shallots and onion & saute it well until it starts acquiring a light brown shade.
3.Add minced ginger,garlic and chillies stirring continuously for five minutes.
4.Use red chilli ,coriander,turmeric and garam masala powders to make a paste by adding a little bit of coconut milk.
5.Stir in the paste as well as the quail. Add salt and curry leaves. Saute well fo around 15 minutes or until you feel the quail is well coated with the masala.
6.Add water and coconut milk. Simmer until you get a thick gravy and the meat gets tender.
P.S.: Adapted from Vazhayila.com