Saturday, May 23, 2015

NATTU KOZHI MASALA / DESI STYLE CHICKEN CURRY

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This is my grand ma’s signature recipe and tastes heavenly with all the lipsmacking flavors of the freshly ground masala. Using Nattu kozhi / country chicken is very healthy compared to regular broiler chicken as it has lots of health benefits.  Nattu Kozhi masala is a thick gravy that tastes yummilicious. It is an all time favorite for most of the non-veg lovers. If you lover to prepare homemade..tasty chicken curry, here's a heavenly treat for your taste buds..!!! 
Ingredients:
To marinate:
·         Nattu Kozhi/ Country Chicken  -  ½ kg
·         Turmeric pwd                             - ¼ tsp
·         Lemon juice                                - ½ tsp
To cook chicken:
·         Oil                                     - 1 tbsp
·         Red chilly pwd                - 1 tsp
·         Garam masala pwd        - ½ tsp
To make masala paste
·         Coriander seeds             - 2 to 3 tsp
·         Red chilly                         - 1
·         Cumin seeds                   -1 tsp
·         Saunf / fennel seeds      - ½ tsp
·         Poppy seeds                    - 1 tsp
·         Fenugreek                       - ½ tsp
·         Cashew                            -4 to 5
·         Grated coconut               - 2 tbsp
To make Kozhi Masala
·         Sesame oil                       - 2 tsp
·         Cloves                              -3
·         Cinnamon                       -1
·         Bay leaf                            -2
·         Sliced onions                   - 1 cup
·         Ginger garlic paste         - 1 tbsp
·         Mashed tomato              -1 cup
·         Fresh lemon juice           - few drops
·         Salt to taste
·         Coriander leaves 
Method:
1.       Wash thoroughly with water and chop the Nattu Kozhi / country chicken to desired size pieces.
2.      Marinate it with turmeric pwd, salt and lemon juice.
3.      Allow to marinate for1 hour.
4.      Heat oil in a frypan.
5.      Add marinated chicken, red chilly pwd and garam masala pwd and cook covered by sprinkling little water.
6.      Cook until the chicken is done by stirring once in a while.( the nattu kozhi will take more time to cook than the broiler chicken and it absorbs all the flavors of masala while being cooked)
7.      Heat oil in another frypan.
8.      Add coriander seeds, red chilly, cumin seeds, saunf, fenugreek, cashew, grated coconut and poppy seeds (optional)
9.      Roast until nice aroma comes in low flame.
10.  Allow to cool and grind it in a blender to smooth paste by adding water little by little.
11.  Heat sesame oil in the pan.
12.  Add cloves, cinnamon and bay leaf.
13.  Wait to splutter.
14.  Add finely sliced onions and saute till golden.
15.  Add ginger garlic paste and further saute for a minute.
16.  Add mashed tomato and cook.
17.  Add the freshly ground masala paste and stir in low medium flame.
18.  Saute until the masala oozes out oil at the sides of the pan.
19.  Then add cooked chicken and bring it to boil.
20.  Adjust the water consistency to desired thickness of the masala.
21.  Simmer the flame for 5 mins.
22.  Turn off the flame.
23.  Add freshly squeezed lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves.
24.  Authentic delicious Nattu Kozhi Masala is ready.
25.  Serve hot with idly, dosa or with rice.

2 comments:

  1. Good but how many minutes chicken take cooking

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    1. Chicken to be cooked in low flame for 40 to 45 mins.

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