Dry roast the coconut, shallots and fennel seeds till well done. It is not needed to make it brown.
Allow to cool. Add little water and grind it into a smooth paste. Set aside.
Mix in all ingredients for the masala into a pressure cooker and mix well.
Close your pressure cooker and cook the masala for one whistle on high flame and then ten minutes on low flame. Switch off and allow to cool.
Once cooled, open the lid, put in the cleaned chicken pieces and close the lid.
Switch on the flame and cook for one whistle on high flame and ten minutes on low flame. Switch off and allow to cool.
Open the lid of the cooker, mix in the roasted coconut paste and switch on the flame. Simmer for 10-15 minutes for the flavors to incorporate. Adjust the salt.
Meanwhile, heat a small saucepan. Pour in the oil and once hot, splutter the mustard seeds. Fry the shallots till brown, mix in the curry leaves and quickly dump into curry.
Enjoy it warm with pathiris!!!