Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Arachi Vitta Kozhi Kuzhambu/Chicken Gravy with Grounded Masala

Once a new week starts, i plan myself earlier to make some meaty dishes during weekend, especially for our Sunday lunch. Since am working now, its really hard to cook some fingerlicking Indian curries during the weekdays. Dinner will always goes from easy breezy dishes like salads, soups and sandwiches as its easy to dish out with less efforts after spending an hectic day.Obviously we always have a super duper Sunday lunch with meat dishes. Chicken, this lean meat is rich in proteins, and i love chicken very much. Though hubby love mutton, my pick is always chicken. And my today's dish is a flavorful chicken gravy prepared with a grounded masala. This chicken gravy is definitely a fabulous dish if you ran out of spice powders like coriander powder and chilly powder.

Arachi vitta Kozhi Kuzhambu, Chicken Gravy with Grounded Masala

Flavored with thalippu vadagam (a sun dried seasoning), this chicken gravy will definitely please anyone's tastebuds. Since this chicken gravy is cooked in a grounded masala we call it as Arachi vitta Kozhi kuzhambu/Arachuvitta Kuzhambu which means Chicken gravy cooked in grounded masala. My grounded masala calls for couple of spices and grated coconut. However this same grounded masala can be prepared very much by adding raw rice instead of coconut. If you dont have thalippu vadagam aka sun dried seasoning, just replace it with whole spices like bay leaves, cinnamon stick, cloves. Am running a month of blogging marathon with 'Protein rich Dish' as theme, needless to say that this delicious and flavourful chicken gravy suits absolutely prefect for this theme.

Arachi vita Chicken Kuzhambu, Chicken Gravy

1/2kg Chicken (as medium pieces)
10nos Shallots (chopped)
2nos Green Chillies (slit opened)
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
Chopped coriander leaves
1tsp Thalippu Vadagam/Sun dried Seasoning

To Grind:
4nos Dry red chillies
1tbsp Poppy seeds
2tbsp Coriander seeds
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
1tsp Fennel seeds
1/4cup Coconut (grated)

Cook the chicken pieces, shallots, ginger garlic paste, green chillies,salt with turmeric powder in enough water until they turns soft.

Meanwhile heat few drops of oil, fry the dry red chillies, poppy seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds one by one until they turns golden brown.

Finally dry roast the coconut,take everything together and grind as thick paste with enough water.

Chicken Gravy with grounded masala

Heat enough oil, fry the thalippu vadagam until they turns brown, add the curry leaves and fry until they turns crispy.

Add the grounded masala and stir for a while (take care not to burn the grounded masala and dont fry for a long)

Add the cooked chicken with cooked water, (add water if need) to the masala, bring everything to boil. Check for salt and add if needed.

Cook until the kuzhambu/gravy turns thick, put off the stove.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve.

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vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

The freshly ground masalas always lend a beautiful flavour to any curry , they make them so aromatic . I am sure this spice powder would make any Indian curry very delicious .

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Ah the ground fresh masala always lends a great flavour..very nice meal you got there Priya..

Srividhya said... Reply To This Comment

I can relate very well regarding weekday dinners. Sundays always call for elaborate meals. I bet this chicken kuzhambu is royal treat for all chicken lovers. The fresh coconut masala, ahhh nothing can beat that.

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, I love this masala. Can try it on mushrooms, potatoes. Sounds yum. I cannot cook non veg food but this one sounds too good.

Ria Samuel said... Reply To This Comment

The gravy looks delicious!

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

The gravy looks do delicious and I will try it soon with some potato or paneer. Bookmarked.

Sharmila kingsly said... Reply To This Comment

This is one of my mom's signature dish..I just love it with anything and everything :)

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

A gravy with ground masalas is always more flavorful. A good protein rich dish.

Sowmya :) said... Reply To This Comment

Arachuvita kozhambu is a family favourite though I do it with onions mostly. Your dish looks lovely. Sunday lunches are bliss with such fabulous preparations

Preeti said... Reply To This Comment

Chicken gravy looks delicious and good option with butter naan.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

I too like making sambars and meat curries with freshly ground masalas. The whole house will be filled with the aroma and the lunch will be very inviting. nicely made