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.
What quantity of chicken should we take for this preparation?
I have used 1 kg of skinless country chicken !