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Sunday, 26 June 2011

Kongunaatu Special Chicken Curry

Chicken is almost there in the diet of kongu cuisine. Kongu cuisine is not that much spicy or oily .this chicken dish popularly called milagu araitha kozhi kulambu, which is ground pepper chicken gravy. As early said the masalas are roasted and grinded yields the typical taste

Chicken 1 kg
Small onions 15
Tomato 1
Garlic 5
Ginger 1 inch
Coconut grated ½ cup
Dried red chillies 5 no
Pepper corns 10nos
Cloves 5 no
Cinnamon 1
Fennel seeds 1 tsp
Poppy seeds 1tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Coriander powder 3 tsp
Turmeric powder ½ tsp
Curry leaves 2 sprigs
Oil and salt as required
1. Clean the chicken pieces and keep aside
2. In a pan heat oil and add onions,2 red chillies,peppercorns,curry leaves and sauté them well
3. Then turn off the heat and add cinnamon, cloves, fennelseeds, cumin seeds, poppy seeds, ginger, garlic, turmeric powder and grated coconut to it
4. Make a fine paste of this mixture
5. In a pan add oil, 2 red chillies and chicken pieces
6. Sauté them well. Once it oozes out the water in it add the ground paste and fry them well
7. Add required water and salt
8. cook until the chicken is done
Garnish with coriander and serve hot

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