The country style curries involve roasting and blending the masalas fresh thereby making the gravy so spicy and authentic . They might look complicated at once, but when you go on to explore this cuisine, you will realise the dish is simple and easy to make . Here is one such delicacy prepared using country chicken. Usually it is prepared in iron wok but I use pressure cooker method to save time and energy. You can pair it with rice, poori or chappati . Country chicken gives the gravy incredible taste and its good for health as well. Do try and enjoy the country style nattu kozhi kolambu.
⏲PREP TIME : 30 minutes
⏲COOK TIME : 20 minutes
🍜CUISINE : Indian
🥘COURSE : Sidedish
🍴YIELD : 10 servings
INGREDIENTS REQUIRED :
Skinless country chicken – 1kg
Shallots – 200 gm
Garlic – 50 gm
Ginger – 1 & 1/2 inch
Red chillies – 10
Pepper corns – 3/4 tbsp
Coriander seeds – 3tbsp
Fennel seeds – 1tbsp
Cumin seeds – 1tbsp
Cinnamon – 2 inch
Cloves – 6 no.
Curry leaves – few
Cold pressed sesame oil – 6 tbsp
Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Red chilli – 1 no.
Salt as required
Dry roast the masala items and let it cool down.
In a pan heat 1tbsp oil , add shallots, garlic and ginger, saute them well and let it cool.
Blend the above items together to a fine paste.
Heat 4 tbsp oil in pressure cooker , saute mustard seeds , curry leaves and 1 red chilli.
Now add the chicken, turmeric powder and stir well.
Add in the ground paste to the chicken and mix them well.
Add enough water , salt , give it a boil and close the pressure cooker .
Give 5 whistles to cook.
When the pressure is released, open the pressure cooker and allow to boil for a minute.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve it with rice.
You can add ground coconut paste at the end if you wish.