Chicken Kuzhambu /chettinattu Kozhikuzhambu:
Authentic Chettinad Chicken curry(Chettinattu Kozhikuzhambu)is the world famous,mouth watering dish is served in most of the banquet,Which holds an important place in every presentation.This wonderful taste and cooking skills has been acquired from our traditional practices.Chettinad cooking is mainly known for Chicken,Mutton and Fish categories. This foremost preparation method is learnt from our ancestors,we get the original taste from stone ground masalas and perfect measurements followed by them is the secret recipe of this recipe to say.
Onion-1/4 kg(both shallots and big onion)
Curry leaves-2 twig
Garam masala powder-1 tsp
Masala powder-1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Salt 1 1/2 tsp
Ginger+ garlic paste-2 tsp
Tamarind extract-1 tsp (added in chettinad cooking for non- veg recipes)
chopped coriander-1 tbsp
Ingredients-2, to grind:
Dry red chilli- 3 nos
Pepper corns-1/4 tsp
Coconut -1 1/2 tbsp
Fennel seeds-1 tsp
Cumin seeds-1 tsp
Coriander seeds 1 tbsp
Cinnamon & cloves if you prefer
Dry roast these Ingredients
Method to follow:
Wash and clean chicken.
Grind Ingredient-2 to a smooth paste.
Heat pan add 1 tbsp of oil,season it with Fennel,Methi seeds and cumin seeds.
Add onion and Garlic saute until golden brown.
Add chopped Tomatoes saute well,put the ginger garlic paste, stir until raw smell changes.
Add chicken pieces and Turmeric powder saute well until tomato leaves its skin.
Add garam masala and masala powder mix well and the add ground masala,tamarind juice+ 2 cups of water.
Allow it to cook for 15 minutes, keep closed or in a pressure cooker for 2 whistle.
When pressure releases keep open and allow it boil for 2 more minutes in low flame.
Finally add chopped coriander, serve with any main dishes like Roti,Paratha,Chappathi,Idli or rice that is its speciality.