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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Chettinad Kozhi Kuzhambu( Chettinad Chicken Gravy)

Ingredients
Chicken( chopped into pieces)-250gms
Onion big( sliced)-1
Tomato medium( chopped)-1
Kuzhambu powder-6tbsp
Turmeric powder-1tsp
Salt to taste
Cinnamon stick-1/2"
Green Cardamom-1
Cloves-3 
Coriander leaves-few

Chettinad Masala Paste ingredients-
(Grind the following ingredients to smooth paste)
Ginger-1 1/2"
Garlic-6 cloves
Coconut( shredded)-1/4cup
Aniseed/Sombu-2tsp
Cinnamon-1/4"
Clove-2

Method
Heat enough oil in a pan, when hot add the cinnamon sticks, cardamom and cloves. Fry for few mins until the aroma rises, now add the sliced onions and fry for few more mins, till the onions turns pink. Add the chicken pieces and stir fry for 5 mins. Now add the chopped tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes are mashed. Add the kuzhambu powder, turmeric powder, required salt and water. Stir well the mixture, simmer heat and cover the pan with a lid. Allow the chicken to cook for 10 mins. When the chicken is 3/4th done, add the ground masala paste, if needed add water to get required consistency of the gravy. Bring the mixture to boil and check the seasoning. When the gravy slightly thickness, remove pan from the heat and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with steamed rice or chapti.

[Also this recipe can be made with lamb(mutton) and prawns(shrimp)]

24 comments:

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Extremely delicious chicken curry..can u send me over:)

kothiyavunu said...

Such a great picture, you're making me very hungry. This looks sooooo good!!

San!!! said...

Mmmmm such a lipsmacking chicken curry mye with a tempting pic.

? said...

Sounds delicious!

n33ma said...

wow looks super

Padma said...

Looks so spicy and very tempting Mye. Happy Pongal!!!

Vrinda said...

Hav to try this style,looks so creamy and yummmm

Bergamot said...

You seem to dishing various type of curries on your blog...this one is a nice one too.

Sarah Naveen said...

Oh My...Oh My...Superb..nice click too...i want some now...

Sushma Mallya said...

love spicy chicken curry,perfect with hot rice and looks too delicious

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely chettinnad curry...delicious

Soma Pradhan said...

ovely curry dear..Pass me on the plate...

Priya said...

Such a delectable chicken kuzhambu...mouthwatering here..

Faiza Ali said...

My My ! i am drooling here looking at that pic.

Akal's Saappadu said...

oh God, you're killing me with that close up view of that delicious creamy chicken curry with the rice,

Mmmmmm, it's as if it's close to my mouth but can't reach out further, um hum, that's not good :):):) !!!!

Saveurs et Gourmandises said...

It looks so delicious.
See soon

Yasmeen said...

Love all the spice :D

Gita said...

Tempting and spicy gravy dear...looks so yummy :)

melle said...

waouw ! your receipe looks great ! i was searching one... now that i found i just have to try it !

Aux délices des gourmets said...

moi ce que j'aime c'est les épices elles donnent un gout irrésistiblement bon
bonne soirée

Gulmohar said...

Oh Mye...what shall I say..You have a great collection of chettinad recipes...This is a keeper :-)
Happy Pongal !!!

kothiyavunu said...

Wish u & ur family Happy Pongal dear!!

my kitchen said...

Chicken curry looks creamy & delicious.Pongal wishes to you & your family

Dimitry said...

I love curry but have never had enough guts to try this, Lovely I would love to bite in to it.