Monday, August 20, 2012

Country chicken Pepper masala(Nattu kozhi kuzhambu)

Country chicken Pepper masala(Nattu kozhi kuzhambu)


country chicken         -    750 g
small onion                -     400g
tomato                        -     11/2
ginger garlic paste      -    11/2 tbsp
curry leaves                 -     few
pepper                          -     1 tsp
salt                                -   to taste
turmeric                        -   1/4 tsp
oil                                 -   2 tbsp

coriander seeds                        -   11/2 tbsp
cumin seeds                             -    1 tsp
fennel seed                               -    1/2 tsp
pepper corns                             -    1 tsp
khus khus                                 -     1 tbsp
cashews                                    -     6 whole
red chillies                               -      2
cloves                                       -       2
cinnamon                                 -       1/2 inch


  • In a pan dry roast the ingredients given above for grinding until a nice aroma comes out
  • allow it to cool off  and blend it in a mixer into a coarse powder and keep it aside
  • In a pressure cooker add oil and fry small onion and curry leaves
  • After the onion gets transparent add the ginger garlic paste

  • After the raw smell goes off  add the chopped tomatoes

Stir well for a minute and add the ground masala powder
Add  salt and turmeric

Mix well and add the chicken

After few minutes add 11/2 cup of water and close the lid

Pressure cook for upto 5 whistles(or until the country chicken gets cooked because it takes longer time to get cooked than a normal chicken)

Open the cooker after the pressure goes off .

garnish with curry leaves

Serve with hot rice,idli,dosa

Serves       4


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