Saturday, December 22, 2012

Chicken Thokku

My paternal grandma usually add white vinegar in her chicken thokku and i just love her version of mildly vinegared chicken thokku. This thokku served with hot piping rasam will definitely satisfy your tastebuds and a real feast for chicken lovers like me. I prepared this fingerlicking chicken thokku last weekend and went adding a simple spice powder prepared with flax seeds and finished the cooking with balsamic vinegar. This thokku turned out exactly as like my grandma's chicken thokku. We had it with rice for lunch and finished the remaining thokku for dinner with chappathis. If you dont have flax seeds and balsamic vinegar, you can completely skip them and go for usual spices and white vinegar.

1/2kg Chicken (deskinned)
2nos Onions(chopped)
1tbsp Ginger garlic paste
1tsp Chilly powder
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Lemon juice
2nos Whole spices (bay leaves, crushed cardamom,cinnamon stick & cloves)
2tbsp White vinegar or Balsamic Vinegar
Coriander leaves (chopped)

To roast & grind:
1tbsp Coriander seeds
1tsp Peppercorns
1tsp Cumin seeds
2tbsp Flax seeds

Marinate the chicken with chilly powder,turmeric powder and lemon juice for half an hour.

In a pan, heat enough oil and fry the whole spices..Add immediately the chopped onions,ginger garlic paste and cook until the raw smell goes away.

Add the marinated chicken to the cooking veggies and cook for few minutes.

Meanwhile dry roast all the spices given under the list and grind as fine powder.

Cook the chicken in simmer, until they get half cooked. Now add enough freshly grounded spice powder, balsamic vinegar and cook everything again for few more minutes in medium flame until the oil gets separates from the chicken thokku.

Add the coriander leaves and put off the stove. Serve hot!


  1. mouthwatering Priya! thanks for sharing your version.

  2. Aha that sounds and looks teasingly yum..With a plate of hot rasam and rice this will definitely be a hit :)
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  3. Looks delicious..very tempting..

  4. Am drooling here seeing the picture... Chicken thokku looks so delicious..

  5. Amma makes mutton thokku..recently she said vl going 2 try vth chicken...urs luks hot n spicy..vl shae dis vth my mom...

  6. Mouthwayering priya. Feel like having it now.

  7. I have made chicken thokku once and this is quite different from what I have tried...looking delicious...

  8. What an inviting thokku, who say no for it, mouthwatering :-)
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  9. oh wow.... Must be divine with curd rice..Delicious n mouthwatering priya!!!

  10. That looks very flavourful and tasty!
    Have a wonderful holiday season, Priya!

  11. so tempting the thokku looks. Bookmarked. Thanks dear.

  12. Appadiye sapduven :P


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