Chettinad Nattu Kozhi Kulambu,
Chettinad Nattu Kozhi Kulambu is a delicious chicken gravy made with the country hen. Made with lot of spices, this is a really yummy gravy that goes well with rice or roti.
- 1 chicken cut into small pieces
- 2 tsp black pepper corns
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp coriander seeds
- 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
- 3 - 4 whole dry red chili increase or decrease according to your taste
- 1 medium sized onion
- 1/2 cup grated coconut
For the gravy
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1 medium sized onion finely sliced
- 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
- 2 to matoes finely chopped
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 2 tbsp tamarind paste
- handful of coriander leaves / cilantro
Dry roast all the ingredients under "grinding" black pepper corns, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, whole dry red chili, onion and coconut till a nice aroma emanates from them. Allow to cool and grind them into a fine paste. Set this aside.
In a pressure cooker heat oil and fry the onion till translucent.
Add the ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell vanishes from it.
Next throw in the tomatoes and cook till soft and pulpy. Add in the chicken, turmeric powder and a glass of water.
Cook till one to three whistles depending upon the quality of your chicken. Allow the cooker to cool and open the lid.
Add in the ground masala paste, tamarind paste and coriander leaves and stir well. Add in water as per your preference. If you like more gravy, add in more water.
Cook on low heat till all the raw smell has vanished and oil starts floating on top of the gravy.
Serve hot with rice or roti.