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Oct 8, 2012

நாட்டு கோழி குழம்பு / Nattu Kozhi Kulambu / Authentic Country Chicken Curry ( Village Style )



Hai Guys..Hope everyone had a great weekend.Mine was a blast, because it is hubby's birthday. What could be a happy day than that right?..I surprised him with a chocolate cherry tart at 12'O clock. He was kind of shocked and surprised, I can see the happyness from his face. The day was awesome, I cooked some lovely food for him, went to temple and had dinner in one of our favorite restaurant. So how was urs?
 

Now back to today's recipe, this one is a authentic  chicken kulambu recipe. They call for local ingredients and fresh ground spices which take this chicken curry to a whole new level. This recipe takes some time to make but it is worth every minute. The end result was so good. Each ingredient which I used in this recipes makes this curry taste so exotic. Specially the shallots, tamarind, gingelly oil and fresh roasted spices.  




I hope you will love this one and tell me how it turned out for you.

Ingredients:

Country Chicken / Nattu Kozhi - 1 kg
Indian Sesame Oil / Nala Ennai / Gingelly oil - 1/2 cup
Shallots / Sambar Onion - 15 chopped
Curry leaves - 2 springs
Ginger Garlic paste - 2 tblspn ( Click here for recipe)
Tomatoes - 2 large chopped
Salt to taste
Chilli powder - 1 tblspn or to taste
Coriander powder / Malli podi - 2 tblspn
Turmeric powder / Manjal podi - 1 tsp
Tamarind Pulp - 3 tblspn (Click here for recipe)
Coriander Leaves / Cilantro a handful

For Roasting & Grinding:
Whole Pepper - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tblspn
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 1 tblspn
Cloves /Krambu - 6
Cinnamon / Pattai - 1 small stick
Shallots / Sambar Onion - 10 left whole
Oil - 1 tblspn

For Grinding:
Coconut - 1 cup
Poppy Seeds / Kus Kus / Kasa Kasa - 2 tblspn

Method:

Heat 1 tblspn oil in a kadai. Add in the ingredients give for roasting and grinding list and saute for 5 mins on low flame. Now remove this to a blender and make into a fine puree. Set this aside till use.

Take coconut and poppy seeds in a blender and make into a fine puree.Set this aside till use.

Take a large kadai. Heat oil in it.

Add in chopped shallots, curry leaves, ginger garlic paste and saute for a couple of mins.

Now add in tomatoes and saute for 5 mind till they turn mushy.

Add in salt, add the spice powders and saute for a min.

Add the chicken in and mix well with the masala.

Add in water, tamarind pulp and bring it to a boil  Cover the pan and simmer it for 15-20 mins till the chicken is 3/ 4 th done.

Now add in the onion masala, coconut masala and mix well.

Cover the pan again and simmer for 30 mins.

Add in lots of coriander leaves and mix well.

Serve with rice.

Pictorial:
Take all your ingredients
Check out the ingredient list for the name of the spices
Start by roasting your spices and shallots
remove them to a blender
and make into a fine puree.set this aside
now take coconut and poppy seeds in a blender
and make this into a fine puree too..Set this aside
Lets make the curry..heat lots of gingelly oil
add in shallots and curry leaves
add in ginger garlic paste
and tomatoes
add some salt
and spice powders
mix well
add the nattu koli in
pour some water
and tamarind juice
mix well
cover and cook till the chicken is 3/4th done
now add in the ground shallot masala
and the ground coconut masala
cook everything on a slow flame
till oil floats on top
add lots of cilantro
and mix well
Serve

25 comments:

Tamilarasi Sasikumar said... Best Blogger Tips

Mouth Watering Kulambu dear...love it..

GK Arusuvai said... Best Blogger Tips

Aarthi it looks so perfect. I love the rich colour of the curry!

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said... Best Blogger Tips

yummo simple yumma dear:)

maha said... Best Blogger Tips

Birthday wishes 2 ur hubby....
maha

సిరి said... Best Blogger Tips

Great preparation doing it in large quantities is always tough u made it so easy breezy

Pretend Chef said... Best Blogger Tips

My jaw dropped when I saw the ingredients list and the step by step tutorial. Not because it seems like a lot but because of the flavors and how delicious it looks. Oh my! Yummy!

Pretend Chef said... Best Blogger Tips

My jaw dropped when I saw the ingredients list and the step by step tutorial. Not because it seems like a lot but because of the flavors and how delicious it looks. Oh my! Yummy!

Muraligeetham said... Best Blogger Tips

looks delicious!! can we use broiler chicken instead of country chicken?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@MuraligeethamYES You can

Muraligeetham said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

are u sure that we must add tamarind water in it.

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymousyes..it gives a lovely tangy taste to it..

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymousyes..it gives a lovely tangy taste to it..

Suresh Kumar said... Best Blogger Tips

Superb good

run madhavan said... Best Blogger Tips

I tried this procedure...IT CAME BACK IN AMAZING TASTE...

Ari said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow with your guidance today prepared a yummy country chicken thanks sis

Jacob Pradeep Norman said... Best Blogger Tips

The smell was amazing but taste.. not in the same league. The tamarind was overpowering and drowned everything else that was there.

Jacob Pradeep Norman said... Best Blogger Tips

The small was ammmazing but the taste wans't in the same league.. the tamarind was overpowering and drowned everything else that was there..

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Jacob Pradeep NormanI think you must have added lots of tamarind. Next time reduce the amount, you will surely enjoy this curry

karthikeyan said... Best Blogger Tips

I tried this. It was given me the perfect taste was, I expect.. Thanks Aarthi...

Sujatha Manohar said... Best Blogger Tips

This is fantastic. Both, the presentation and the process.
I love it.

Sujatha Manohar said... Best Blogger Tips

Fantastic way to present a yummy gravy. I love it.

Arul said... Best Blogger Tips

It was just mindblowing.

For a change, I tried cooking today as my wife was very much busy with our kid. I just followed your steps and it came out really awesome.. My life loved it..

Thanks Sis.. :)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

vegu nadkal kalithu nattu kozhi kulambu. en manaivikku bathil indru en samayal ungal blog kai koduthathu.

kalaiyil 5 manikku elunthu samaithu sapittu vittu etho ungallu en nadri
veetil ulla anaivarum magilchi en magan 4 months sapida kuduthu vaikala valarthanthum avanaukkaga nitchayam saiveyn en manamartha nadri thangayey.

epadikku vikram kudumbathinar

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi thank u very much for this recipe I am newly married and kulambu came well