Chettinad Chicken Kolambu

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Ingredients for Marination:

Chicken -1/2 kg
Lime Juice - 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp

Marination Instructions:

In a large bowl, mix chicken, lime juice, turmeric powder and salt and let it marinate for about 1/2 hour.

Ingredients for Grinding:

Coriander Seeds - 4 tbsp
Dessicated Coconut - 5 tsp
Poppy Seeds - 3 tsp
Split Roasted Gram / Pottukadalai - 2 tsp
Peppercorns - 2 tsp
Fennel Seeds - 2 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Red Chilli - 5
Cardamom - 3
Cloves - 3
Cinnamon - 2
Mace - 2
Star Anise -2  petals

Instructions for Grinding:

Dry roast all the ingredients specified above for about 3 minutes until it smells good. Let it cool for few minutes and grind it to a smooth powder without adding water.

Ingredients for Frying:

Onion (Medium Size) - 2 (finely chopped)
Tomato - 2 (finely chopped)
Green Chilly - 1 (slit lengthwise)
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
Chilly Powder - 1 tsp
Curry Leaf - few
Coriander Leaf - few (for garnishing) (finely chopped)
Bay Leaf - 2
Salt - 1 tsp
Cooking oil

Cooking Instructions:

Heat oil in a pan and saute it with bay leaf. Add onion and ginger garlic paste and fry it well until onion becomes transparent. Add tomatoes and green chilly and fry it until the tomatoes become soft. Add ground masala and fry until the raw smell leaves off the dish. Add marinated chicken, curry leaf, salt and required amount of water and stir well and close the pan with a lid. Let it to cook until the chicken is well cooked and until the gravy thickens well to kolambu consistency. Garnish it with coriander leaves.

Side Dish: Goes well with Briyani, Parota, White Rice

Recipe adopted from here and thank you Mullai for such a wonderful spicy recipe.

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Tina said...

Looks so spicy and tempting...

Priya said...

Slurppp!!kuzhambu makes me hungry..

Kitchen Flavours said...

Sounds very aromatic and flavourful....

Asha said...

Looks spicy and delicious.

SriLekha said...

thank u friends for your lovely comments!

AshKuku said...

Looks yummy!!! As it is I am badly addicted to chicken... these recipes make me turn crazy with many more options to eat my favorite....


sowju said...

By cing itself i"m hungry....haaaaaaa