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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Arachuvitta Chicken Kuzhambu/ Traditional Chicken Curry

As the name of the recipe says its a traditional village style chicken curry made from scratch.
Arachuvitta Chicken Kuzhambu
For marinade
Chicken pieces with bones- 250 gms
Red chilli powder- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Ginger and Garlic paste- 1 tsp
Lemon juice- 1 tsp

For kuzhambu( curry)
Onion medium chopped- 2 nos
Tomato medium chopped- 1 no
Curry leaves- few
Ginger and Garlic paste- 1 tsp
Red chilli powder- 1 and 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil required
Water required
Bay ( brinji) leaves- 2 nos

For masala paste
Coconut shredded- 1/4 cup
Cashew nuts- 5 nos
Roasted Kuskus( poppy seeds)- 2 tsp
Fennel seeds- 1 tbsp
Cloves- 2 nos
Cinnamon stick- 1/2"
Kozhi Kulambu
Marinate chicken pieces in marinade ingredients for atleast 10 mins.
Grind masala paste ingredients to smooth and fine paste by adding few tsp water.
Heat oil in a pan when hot add brinji leaves and fry for a second. Add chopped onion, curry leaves and fry until onion turns transparent.
Next add ginger and garlic paste and fry until raw smell leaves, now add the chopped tomatoes and fry until tomatoes are mashed and cooked. Add the marinated chicken pieces and fry until chicken turns pale in colour. Now add the ground masala paste to the chicken and fry until oil seprates on the sides of pan. Add about 1 cup of water to the chicken and cook covered on low heat for 20 mins or pressure cook chicken along with masala for 1 whistle. Once chicken is cooked and tender, boil the curry until required consistency of kuzhambu is obtained. Garnish arachuvitta chicken kuzhambu with coriander leaves and serve along with rice.
Village Style Chicken Curry

1 comment:

Priya Suresh said...

Flavourful kuzhambu,makes me hungry.