Monday, April 19, 2010

Kodi Avakaya/Andhra Chicken Pickle- T& T From Sailu's Kitchen

When i went through Sailu's Kitchen, this chicken pickle catched my attention and went through the recipe which was quite interesting and sounds truly delicious; also its completely new for me, being born and brought from seashore city, we peoples used to make pickles with prawns and fishes but never tried out with chicken, even when i told that am gonna try chicken pickle to my DH, he didnt trusted me and he was pulling my legs saying that chicken pickles doesnt exist in Indian cuisine, the way he talked, pulled me to prepare this kodi avakaya from Sailu's kitchen coz her click itself tempted me and i immediately got hooked with that particular post...I prepared this kodi avakaya with half kg of chicken pieces to give a trail, but i was wrong coz this pickle vanished within few minutes when i served along with sambar and rasam rice, needless to say how my DH reaction was, lol even now i cant forget the way he looked at me when i served him this chicken pickle...This chicken pickle tastes awesomeee!!!!..i deduced the quantity given in the original recipe else i followed each and every step as the original recipe went for..Sending this pickle to T&T-Saliu's Kitchen guest hosted by Lakshmi, event by Zlamushka..

1/2kg Chicken with bones(cut them as bite size pieces)
3/4tbsp Ginger garlic paste
3/4tbsp Red chilly powder
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1+1/2nos Lemons
2tbsp Oil

Spice powder:
1+1/2tbsp Coriander seeds
1/2tbsp Cumin seeds
1/2tbsp Poppy seeds
3/4tsp Fenugreek seeds
3nos Cloves
1inch Cinnamon stick
1no Cardamom
1/2no Star anise

For Tempering:
15nos Curry leaves
10nos Garlic cloves
2nos Dry red chillies
1/2cup Oil

Dry roast all the spices one by one in low flame given in the list for spice powder, let them cool, once they get colled, grind the spices as fine powder and keep aside..

Heat  2tbsp oil in a vessel, add the chicken, ginger garlic paste and salt and cook everything in medium flame and reduce the heat and cook until the oil gets the chicken pieces would have get well cooked and without any water...This is very important for making this pickle...keep aside..

Heat the oil given in tempering list and add the curry leaves, dry red chillies,garlic cloves and saute everything for few minutes, add the cooked chicken pieces along with the oil, add the grounded spice powder and combine well, cook in medium flame until the spice powder and chicken get well cooked together..meanwhile squeeze out the juice from the lemons and heat them for 3minutes and let them cool aside...Add this cooled lemon juice to the cooking chicken pickle and put off the stove..

Cool completely the pickle and store in an air tightened bottle and enjoy as side dish..


  1. Priya my mom-in-law prepares it...I just love it :) I tried once and it came out well...the pic looks awesome and hope u r relishing it :) Good job :)

  2. Priya neraya cardamom recipe irukku..already ungha event-ku 1 week before post paniten ana ennum mail pannala:-( I'l do that today or tomorrow..

  3. Looking at the ingredients, I know this dish must be very delicious and flavourful. Thanks for sharing. MaryMoh at

  4. Delicious pickle and great recipe!!

  5. Chicken Pickle looks great...Super pic !!!

  6. Damn, that pickle looks awesome! Thanks to you and Sailu for introducing me to a new dish all-together.

  7. that looks awesomeh...just the name of pickle makes me drool...yummmmmy......yummmmmy.

  8. wow priya loved looks so tempting...i vl try it as soon as pos...yummy

  9. great recipe... the pic is making me drool..

  10. Quite a new one to me.. very well done

  11. Priya I am drooling over that pickle...looks so good da :)

  12. nice click..Chicken pickle is quite new

  13. Whoo Hoo!! Hubbys gonna love this!! I didnt even know that people made pickle with chicken!!

  14. Wow Priya.. this is something very different but looks delicious:-)

  15. Chicken pickle ? Never heard of it either... looks wonderful...

  16. Can't go wrong with these spices Priya! I am taking note!

  17. ummmmm I'm drooling over the picture dear..
    thanks for sharing this yummy recipe with us...
    Hamaree Rasoi

  18. Oh that one looks very perfect and yummy. I tried out once and came out well too just like urs. Thanks for reminding me this recipe.

  19. This is such a flavourful and delicious chicken!

  20. Slurp! Love this chicken pickle! I will try next time.

  21. Priya,,, chicku la oorukaaya naan saptathe illapa,,but i heard in andhra they do pickles in most of the items very spicy n tasty pickles..ur's looks great paa looks spicy n delicious dear..

  22. awesome recipe & liked the colour. Makes me hungry.Nice click.

  23. Nice recipe priya, tempting for a vegetarian.

  24. My Andra friends does make excellent Chicken pickle! I ve tried her recipe too but long back, I didn't click it! Good one!


Thanks for visiting my blog n leaving ur valuable comments...Really am very thankful to u for taking time n reading my recipes.

Please note that any comments with seperate links to any external websites or blog events or advertisements may not be published. Thanks for understanding the same.