November 20, 2012

Gramathu Kozhi Kulambu / Village Style Chicken Curry

    This is a very aromatic Chicken Kulambu / Curry made with fresh ingredients.Before days people used to make curries with freshly ground ingredients.Now-a-days too in villages some of them use fresh masalas.I still remember whenever we visited my aunts place in my childhood she will make chicken kulambu with freshly grounded masala that too made using hands.(i.e) using ammikkal.


    This curry is my family favourite.The ginger garlic paste  and the fresh masala added makes this curry so flavourful .No wonder it tastes delicious.We thoroughly enjoyed this curry .Give it a try  you too will love it. Lets see the preparation…





    Chicken – 1/2 kg

    Onion –  a handful chopped

    Tomato – 1 small sized , chopped

    Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp

    Turmeric powder / Manjal thool – 1/2 tsp

    Salt to taste

    Oil – 3 tbsp ( Preferably Sesame Oil)


    For Masala


    Oil – 1 tsp

    Cumin seeds / Jeeragam – 1 tsp

    Fennel seeds / Sombu – 1 tsp

    Curry leaves – a spring

    Onion – 1 chopped

    Garlic – 5 cloves

    Dry red chillies – 12-15

    Corriander seeds / Malli Vithai – 2 tbsp

    Coconut – 1 cup grated / 1/4 of a big coconut


    For Tempering


    Cinnamon sticks / Pattai – 3 small pieces

    Star anise / Annasi poo – 1

    Fennel seeds / Sombu – 1/2 tsp

    Curry leaves – a spring


    Preparation of Masala


    Take all your Ingredients ready.



    Heat a tsp oil in a kadai and splutter cumin and fennel seeds.



    Add curry leaves , red chillies and corriander seeds and fry in medium flame till a nice aroma comes ( take care not to burn them,always keep in medium flame ).



    Add in the garlic and fry for 2 more mins.



    Throw in the chopped onion with little salt ( to make the onions cook faster ) and fry for 2-3 mins.



          Now add the grated coconut and mix well and keep in flame for a min and switch off.



          When it comes to room temperature grind to a fine paste with enough water.



          Preparation of Kulambu / Gravy


          Grab your ingredients.

          Heat oil in a kadai and add the tempering ingredients and fry for a min.



          Add the chopped onions and curry leaves.Fry the onions till it turns transparent.



          Now add the ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes off.



          Throw in the chopped tomatoes and cook till mushy.



          Then add the cleaned chicken and fry till colour change.



          Add the turmeric powder and mix well.



          Now pour the grounded paste with enough water and required salt.




          Let it boil for 5 mins. Reduce the flame to medium and cover with a lid and allow to boil .



          Cook till the raw masala flavour goes off and the meat gets tender and you can see the oil leaves out from the sides( will take 20-25 mins app) and switch off the flame.



          Serve this chicken kulambu with steamed rice.And also this gravy goes well with idlis and dosas.I served Chicken Kulambu with easy Chicken 65 (will post soon).




          • As we are using fresh corriander seeds grind the masala to a smooth fine paste.

          • Adjust the water while boiling as the gravy thickens gradually.

          • You can increase or decrease the amount of red chillies as per your spice level.

          • If you want to make the curry fast then you can transfer it to a pressure cooker (after adding enough water to the masala)  and cook for 2 whistles and keep in medium flame for 5-7 mins and switch off.

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            Mélange said...

            It's a very nice recipe Tamilarasi..The fresh aroma of spices I too get here... Nicely done.Cheers !

            Divya A said...

            I love these authentic curries dear :) Such a wonderful flavor and aroma they have!! Well prepared Tamil :) Thanks for linking too :)
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            Unknown said...

            nice version..

            Amelia said...

            Hi Tamilarasi, your curry chicken look so delicious. Love the gravy to dip with rotis. yum yum!

            Thanks for sharing the recipe. Have a lovely week ahead.

            sojo said...

            thanks for dropping at my space... love curries made with freshly ground masala....

            Shama Nagarajan said...

            delicious and yummy

            Menaga Sathia said...

            slurp...looks very tempting...

            Suja Manoj said...

            Love the fresh masala,nice chicken recipe..

            Unknown said...

            This looks so good rasi! very good presentation.

            zareena said...

            Looks yummy dear. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Lovely space you have.

            Beena said...

            Good one dear

            divya said...

            Looks super yum!

            Asiya Omar said...

            looks delicious.

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            Sangeetha Nambi said...

            I can feel the smell now.... Yummy !!!

            Jayanthy Kumaran said...

            wow...this looks insanely tastyy..
            Tasty Appetite

            Unknown said...

            I asm sure it will be very tasty

            cookingvarieties said...

            hi tamila, many thanks for your visit, glad to know you.
            this traditional curry recipe is something i would like to try out. bookmarked with thanks. have a nice day

            Gloria Baker said...

            What mice place you have here dear, thanks for stopping by in my blog, Im following you I love indian food:)

            Shabbu said...

            Looks yummy..

            Priya Suresh said...

            Flavourful kozhi kuzhambu, my grandma do her chicken kuzhambu this way too.

            runnergirlinthekitchen.blogspot.com said...

            I love these rustic indian dishes.. no frills n fancy just simple plain cooking!

            Unknown said...

            Appreciate such step by step detailed presentation.

            Kozambu romba nallavee irruku!! Goes well with dosa right?

            UTs Hobby Time said...

            Looks absolutely delicious.

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            Home Cooked food said...

            Love the gravy.

            Unknown said...

            yummy and tasty ooing kolambu...:)



            Unknown said...

            this looks simply superb and I have always wanted to try this kind of curry... book marking it

            kala said...

            This hot hott Chicken curry looks so yummyyyyyyyy

            Unknown said...

            lovely step by step procedure..dear keep rocking..

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            Deepa said...

            I tried this recipe today for making dosa/chicken curry for Bogee/Pongal. Followed it exactly and it came out very well. My family likes gravy more than chicken pieces and this gives plenty of tasty gravy. Thank you for the step by step pictures, it helps a lot. Happy Pongal to you Tamilarasi.

            Unknown said...

            Hi Deepa,
            I am so glad to know that you enjoyed the curry with your family.Thanks for your lovely comment.

            Unknown said...

            Happy Pongal .

            KrithisKitchen said...

            We too make kozhi kulambu similarly... Super delicious isn't it! lovely recipe..

            sujitha said...

            yummy its.........

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            Anonymous said...

            I have tried this recipe. came out nice. thanks for posting.

            Unknown said...

            I tried out..came very well..it was juicy...really i liked it

            Unknown said...

            Thank you for the meticulous presentation. will try this recipe today. Noted that pepper is not an ingredient in the masala....won't it be missed?

            Unknown said...

            Hi Arifath Mohideen,
            Thanks for ur compliment...
            I haven't used pepper in this preparation....
            Are u referring red chillies then its clearly mentioned in the ingredient section..
            Please have a look...

            selena gomez said...

            That Chicken gravy dish looks so brilliant. Will try some time.
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            M.BHUVAN MADHU said...

            Very simple and easy method.superp

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