Saturday, November 15, 2008

This recipe is straight from my Mom's village and she used to call it 'KOZHI PATTIKATU KOZAMBU'. I had to rack my brains to revive the recipe and tried a couple of times before blogging, here it goes...........



Chicken 1 nos ( with bones on cut into 15-20 pieces)

Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

Curry Leaf 1 sprig

Oil 4 tbsp

Bay leaf 2 nos

Cinnamon 2 sticks

Coconut 1 cup

Sam bar Onion 1/2 cup

Ginger 1'' piece

Garlic 10 cloves

Green Chilly 4 nos

Red chilly 3 nos

Coriander seeds 1 tbsp

Salt to taste

Coriander 2 tbsp for garnishing.


-Wash the Chicken pieces and rub with turmeric and little salt, keep aside for 30 minutes.

-Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a kadai and saute the coconut, sambar onion, green and red chilly, ginger , garlic and coriander seeds till a good aroma comes and the coconut is slightly browned. Cool and grind it to a fine paste.

-In a deep bottomed vessel heat the balance oil, add the bay leaf, Cinnamon and fry slightly, now add the curry leaf marinated chicken and saute on high heat to seal the surface of the meat.

-Add the masala paste and mix thoroughly.

-Pour 2 cups of water, add the required salt to taste and cook on high flame till the chicken is half cooked, stir well and let it simmer till it thickens to the required consistency.

-Serve hot in a bowl garnished with coriander, goes well with plain rice.

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