Monday, March 10, 2014

Chicken kuzhambu | South Indian chicken curry | chicken curry recipe

Making kuzhambu using the meat is a traditional method of side dish for Idli,Dosa and Rice varieties. Here is a simple method of making chicken curry in pressure cooker which is a time saving process. Just fry the given ingredients, grind and pressure cook.

Ingredients :

Chicken -1/2 kg

Shallots - 1 cup
Dry red chilli -4
Cinnamon -2
Cloves -2
Dhania -4 tbsp
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Rice -1 tsp
Oil -1 tbsp
Pepper -1/2 tsp
Curry leaves -few
Salt as required

Idli with chicken kuzhambu

Method :

  1. Heat a tsp of oil in a pan and fry the rice,dry red chillies,dhania and allow it to cool and grind separately as coarse powder. 
  2. In the same pan fry the cinnamon,cloves,shallots until soft and slight golden brown.
  3. Add the fried shallots to dhania powder and grind them to a fine paste adding a glass of water.
  4. Add this paste to the cleaned chicken,salt,turmeric powder and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  5. Heat a tsp of oil,add mustard and let it splutter. Then add pepper and curry leaves and pour into the curry.
  6. Serve hot with Rice/Idli/Dosa of your choice.

Chicken kuzhambu

  • When we grind all the ingredients together dhania will remain whole, so first grind the dhania as a powder and then add other ingredients to make paste.
  • You can also add dhania/coriander powder also,but adding dhania gives a fine flavor,but doesn't make much difference.


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