Arachuvitta Nattu kozhi kolambu

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


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.


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