Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Chettinad Chicken Kuzhambu/Chettinad Chicken Gravy

Chettinade cuisine, one of the famous cuisine i have seen rarely people saying 'no'. This cuisine have so many authentic foods with wonderful flavours,especially my better half fond for their dishes. Being a Pondicherrian,i have been pampered from my younger age with chettinad style cuisine, coz our pondicherry cuisine is a medley of many cuisines and most of our dishes will have a chettinad touch in it. Obviously if am cooking chettinad style foods at home, my family will wait eagerly to taste them.

Coming to this chicken kuzhambu, i prepared it few days back and i thought that i have already posted in my space, thank god i checked my recipe index before a month and i found that am yet to post our family favourite chettinad chicken kuzhambu,when i prepared this time i immediately clicked few pictures and here am posting it today.This gravy goes awesome with any kind of foods, serve it with rice or rotis. Am sure everyone at home will definitely love this delicious curry. A real feast for any chicken lovers like me.Sending this fingerlicking kuzhambu to Lakshmi's Tried & Tasted- Chettinad Cuisine.



1kg Chicken
20nos Shallots /big Onion (chopped)
2nos Tomatoes(chopped)
10nos Garlic pods
1tbsp Ginger garlic paste
1tbsp Coriander powder
1tbsp Lemon juice
1/2tsp Turmeric powder
2tbsp Coriander leaves (for garnishing)

Fresh Masala:
2tbsp Coriander seeds
8nos Dry red chillies
1tsp Fennel seeds
1no Cinnamon stick
2nos Cloves
2nos Cardamom seeds

Coconut paste:
1/4cup Coconut (grated)
1tsp Poppy seeds
1tsp Fennel seeds

Seasoning:
2nos Cinnamon sticks
2nos Cloves
2nos Cardamoms
1tsp Fennel seeds
2nos Bay leaves
Few Curry leaves

Heat a cooker and add enough oil, fry all the ingredients from the list 'for seasoning'.

Meanwhile dry roast all the ingredients for 'masala' and grind as fine paste with enough water.

Once the whole spices get ftried,add the ginger garlic paste and stir for few minutes.

Now add the chopped onions, garlic, tomatoes one by one and saute until the veggies get cooked.

Add the chicken pieces with turmeric powder to the cooking veggies and saute for few minutes until the chicken pieces release some water.

Add the freshly grounded paste and coriander powder, mix everything well,add enough water and cook for few minutes..put off the stove.

Grind the ingredients given for making the coconut paste and keep aside..

Open the cooker and add the grinded coconut paste, cook for few minutes.

Add enough water for the gravy, or coriander powder in case the gravy looks watery and cook for few minutes.

Finally put off the stove and add the lemon juice.

Garnish the gravy with coriander leaves..

Enjoy hot with rice or rotis..

47 comments:

  1. Aks looks so inviting, on a veg day chicken post ah.... diest ellam maarukura madhuri super ah erruku ponga

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  2. Tempting chicken gravy. Perfectly cooked. Could feel the spicy aroma. Yum.

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  3. I am in love with this chicken curry and that gravy just looks super droolie delicious. I am going to bookmark this one, though i have not made any indian food a for a month as FIL come to my place for lunch.

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  4. Pasikudhu akka :) looks so inviting... Sema color, gravy pakavae naaku urudhu ;) COmmon parcel me some don ;)

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  5. my native is madurai.. i find some of the recipes made at my home are very similar to chettinad recipes.. may be cos of the closer geographical reasons.. btw, ur gravy looks amazing.. i make it the more or less the same.. :)

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  6. wow..delicious and tempting .

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  7. Wowwww... looks super tempting and delicious.. lovely clicks too :)

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  8. Very rich n tempting gravy,thanx for sharing Priya...

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  9. குழம்பு கலர் சும்மா அசத்தலா இருக்கு..நாவூறுது!!

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  10. Very special Priya... I must try this one... Looking like Restaurant Curry...Nice presentation.

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  11. Drool worthy dish,so tempting.

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  12. Wow, looks delicious.
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  13. Delicious and flavorful Chicken kuzhambu..Looks super tempting!!

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  14. Yummy and tempting chicken gravy..

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  15. Looks delicious!! Drooling over here!
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  16. Looks divine...bookmarked for Easter.

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  17. omg what a lovely color dear :) my fav curry..

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  18. Really nice and spicy recipe...Good to make for Sunday lunch...Will try it soon.

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  19. Yummy chettinad chicken curry...love the spices in it and the gravy looks amazing Priya :)
    Shema

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  20. Yummy and droolworthy recipe

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  21. gosh this really really looks yum priya..and i am thinking its spicy too??

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  22. Delicious and spicy rich gravy Priya.

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  23. beautiful click. as Nisa said, yes! bookmarking this for easter :)

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  24. amazing colour of that gravy!! want to try it right away!

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  25. wow..so tempting and delicious chicken curry, excellent preparation...would like to try this! inviting Pic..

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  26. You make such delicious food. I know that I would enjoy this. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  27. Lovely recipe.. bookmarked for the weekend

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  28. drrrrroooooollllliiiiiinnnnnngggg !!!!
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  29. Drooling over the curry...Looks superb..

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  30. Wow....looks absolutely delicious... :-)

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  31. Always loved chettinadu recipes..Looks super yum.

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  32. Chettinad recipes have always been my fav. ... Added a new addition to the list

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  33. Delicious kulambu, mouthwatering preparation n clicks :-)

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  34. must be so flavorful and I love the color

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  35. I adore your commitment Priya! Always wonder how you can blog non-stop and contribute to all the events! Kudos to you!!
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  36. Kulambu looks super delicious Priya. colorful!

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  37. Yummy looking Coriander chicken curry dish when u get time, I love the coriander flavor as well. Pics are awesome..

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