Apr 25, 2016

Village Style Chicken Curry Recipe - Gramathu Kozhi Kuzhambu Recipe

Whenever i decided to cook any sidedish for my roti, appam or idiyappam, i never make the same curry again, each time i try to make it differently. Few days back i made this curry which is made in village style. It has freshly ground masala which makes it so tasty.

So give this a go and let me know how it turns out for you.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 1 hour
Serves: 5 to 8


For Chicken:
Country Chicken or Regular Chicken - 1 kg cut into small pieces
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Chilli Powder - 1 tblspn
Salt to taste
Water - 1 cup

Grinding 1:
Coconut - 1 cup

Grinding 2:
Shallots - 500 grams
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tblspn
Curry leaves a big handful

For Crushing:
Cinnamon / Pattai - 4 cm piece
Fennel Seeds / Saunf / Sombu - 2 tblspn
Cardamom / Yelakai - 10
Cloves / Krambu - 10

For Curry:
Oil - 1/4 cup
Ginger Garlic Paste - 3 tblspn
Tomato - 3 large chopped
Chilli Powder - 2 tblspn
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi - 3 tblspn
Garam Masala Powder - 1 tblspn
Salt to taste
Water as needed
Coriander leaves a handful finely chopped

For Seasoning:
Oil - 2 tblspn
Shallots / Sambar Onion - 10 sliced thinly
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs


Take chicken along with all the given ingredients in a pressure cooker and cook for 5 whistle, simmer for 10 mins, turn off the heat and let the steam go all by itself. I used country chicken / nattu kozhi, it takes long to cook than regular chicken. If you are using regular chicken cook for 2 whistle. set this aside

Grind coconut separately and set aside. Take grinding ingredients 2 and grind coarsely and set aside.

Crush the ingredients given to a coarse powder. I used my mortar and pestle.

Now lets make the curry. Heat oil in a large pot, add in the crushed powder and saute for few sec.
Now add in ginger garlic paste and cook for 2 to 3 mins till raw smell leaves.

Add in chicken along with any water. 

Add in ground shallot mix, tomatoes and mix well. Simmer this whole thing for 15 mins or so.

Add in coriander, chilli powder and salt mix well. 

Add in coconut paste and mix well. Simmer this till oil separates on top.

Sprinkle over garam masala powder and mix well.

Now heat little oil in a pan, add curry leaves and shallots. Cook till golden brown. Pour this over the curry along with coriander leaves.

Mix well and serve.

Take chicken in a cooker

add salt, chilli and turmeric powder

mix well

add water

cook till done

take shallots in a blender

add in cumin seeds

add curry leaves

crush coarsely

now take coconut in a blender

grind till smooth

i crushed fennel seeds, cardamom, cloves lightly

heat oil in a pot

add in crushed spices and cinnamon

add in ginger garlic paste

mix well

add chicken along with water

Add in ground onion mix, add in tomatoes

mix well

add in water

add in chilli powder and coriander powder

mix well

add in coconut masala

mix well

simmer till oil separates

add in garam masala powder

mix well

heat little oil in a pan

add in curry leaves and shallots

cook till golden

pour it in and add in coriander leaves as well

mix well



  1. Mouthwatering!!!

  2. Oh my word!!!!! I made this today and 'am floored by how delicious it turned out! Thank you!!!!!!!


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