Chicken Kuzhambu

I still remember this delectable kulambu as a side dish for my dosa's. Albeit not a fan for chicken , this recipe makes it irrestible. I had this kulambu during my schooling days and ever since whenever I feel like eating dosa ,don know y my mind figuring this kulambu ..It's such a combo for dosa..Hope everyone likes it as much I do..

I tried to take a good pic but the kulambu scattered on the sides when I switched the place..Sorry.

Ingredients :

Chicken -- 1/2 kg
Onions 0r shallots  chopped -- 1/2 cup
Tomatoes  chopped-- 1/2 cup
Green chilli -- Slit open -- 2 nos.
GG paste -- 1 tbsp
Fennel seeds -- 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves -- 1 sprig
Coriander leaves -- handful
Turmeric powder -- 1/4 tsp
Oil -- 1 tbsp
Salt -- to taste

Table 1:

To grind :

Coconut -- 1/2 cup
Kas kas -- 1 tsp
Table 2 :

To make powder :

Dry red chilli -- 2 nos.
Peppercorns -- 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds -- 1/2 tsp
Fennel Seeds -- 1/2 tsp
Coariander seeds -- 1 -  2 tbsp (depends on taste )
Cinnamon ,Cardamom,Cloves -- each 1 no.

Method :

First roast the ingredients under Table 2 with 1/2 tsp oil and grind to a fine powder. Then grind the coconut with kas kas and make a fine paste. Clean the chicken and apply turmeric powder to it and keep aside.Take a pressure cooker and pour the remaining oil and do the seasonig with fennel seeds and curry leaves. Then followed by onions and scald well for 1 or 2 minutes. Dump in the GG paste and fry until oil starts leaving. Then add the tomatoes and combine well. Add the chicken pieces ,Salt and cook it along with tomatoes for 2 minutes by stirring every now n then. After that add the coconut + kas kas paste and mix well with the chicken. Add little bit of water if ur paste is thick,else no need. Pressure cook this for 1 whistle. Immediately remove the pressure otherwise the chicken would be in pieces.. Now add ur freshly ground masala powder and let it boil in the hot kulambu for few minutes. Check for the taste ,and if u think everything is perfect , take off the heat and add the coriander leaves ..

Njoy !!!!


  1. It does look irresitible shanavi, i love its gravy..yumm yumm..Happy new year dear..

  2. Delicious curry. Looks awesome gravy

  3. Fingerlicking and droolworthy kuzhambu,soo tempting..

  4. Gravy looks irresistible, rich and creamy,yummy chicken

  5. mouth watering chicken kuzhambu...Your clicks making me hungry...feel like having it now, yum Yum...

  6. karasaramana kuzhambu .nice and delicious

  7. Stumbled across this recipe, just made it too - it's too delicious for words! Perfect recipe, awesome combo :D thnx for sharing

  8. Just tried this recipe out - too delicious for words! Perfect recipe, awesome combo :D thnx for sharing :)




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