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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Kozhi Kuzhambu( Simple Chicken Curry.)

Chicken pieces( with bone)-500gms
Onion large chopped-2
Tomato large chopped-1
Curry leaves-3sprigs
Coriander powder-4tbsp
Red chili powder-2tsp( +/-)
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Salt to taste
Oil required

For Masala paste( grind the below ingredients to a smooth paste adding little water)
Coconut shredded-1/4cup
Garlic cloves-10
Cinnamon stick-1"piece

Heat oil in a pressure pan, when oil is hot add the chopped onion and curry leaves. Fry onions until they turn pink, next add the chicken pieces and fry for few more mins until the chicken pieces turn white. Add the tomatoes and cook till they are mashed. Now add the coriander powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder, ground masala paste and salt. Fry for 2 mins and add a 2cups water to the chicken mixture, cover pan with a lid and pressure cook for 10 mins until chicken is tender and cooked. After the pressure is released, check the gravy for seasoning, return pan to heat and boil until the gravy thickens to required consistency. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with steamed rice or Biryani. This Chicken curry is best side dish for Biryani.

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