Cut the chicken into pieces, then place it
in a large saucepan with the water and cook until the chicken is tender.
Skim the surface, then strain, reserving the stock and keeping the
chicken pieces warm.
chicken stock to the saucepan and reheat. Add the cardamom pods,
cinnamon stick, curry leaves, coriander, cumin, turmeric, garlic,
peppercorns, cloves, chopped onion, coconut cream, salt and lemon juice
to the saucepan. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, then strain to remove the
whole spices and return the chicken to the soup. Reheat the soup,
garnish with deep-fried onions and chopped coriander and serve.
For a fast
version of this soup, use ready-cooked chicken. Remove any skin and bone
and chop into cubes. Add to the soup just before serving, then reheat.