Saturday, April 20, 2013

nattu kozhi Gramathu kuzhambu/country chicken gravy(village style)

nattu kozhi gramathu kuzhambu/country chicken gravy(village style)


nattu kozhi              - 1 kg
small onions            - 11/2 cup
ginger garlic paste   -11/2 tbsp.
coriander powder    -1 tbsp.
salt                           -to taste
chilli powder            -1
turmeric                    -1/4 tsp
curry leaf powder     -1/4 tsp
mustard seeds           -1/2 tsp
fennel seed                -1/2 tsp
red chillies                 -3
cinnamon                   -1
clove                           -1
bay leaf                       -1 small
sesame oil                   -1 tbsp.

For roasting and grinding:

Small onions               -1 cup
red chillies                  -6-7
cumin seeds                -1/2 tbsp.
tamarind paste            -1 tsp
sesame oil                   -1 tsp

For grinding:

shredded coconut-1/4 cup
khus khus- 1tsp


  •  In a blender blend coconut and  khus khus together into a fine paste by adding little water.

  • In a pan heat oil and add cumin seeds and red chillies.
  • Follow it by chopped small onions and fry until golden.

  • Allow it to  cool and blend it into a mixture along with the tamarind paste.

  • In a pressure cooker heat sesame oil and allow mustard seeds to  splutter.
  • Temper with red chillies, fennel seeds,cinnamon,clove,bayleaf.
  • Fry ginger garlic paste and turmeric until the raw flavor goes off.


  • Now add coriander powder and chilli powder to it and mix well.

  • Add the finely chopped small onions and curry leaf powder to it.

  • After it turns transparent add the chopped tomatoes.

  • Follow it with country chicken and salt
  • stir well and add the roasted and ground paste to it.

  • Mix well and add 11/2 cup of water to it and cover  it with a lid.

  • Pressure cook upto 5 -6whistles .After the pressure goes off open the lid and add the ground coconut-khus khus paste to it and cook for another 10 minutes.

  • Serve with idli, Rice, Paratha, dosa.

Serves 4-6


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