Kozhi Varatha Kozhambu

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Simmer Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 kg - chicken, cut into 12-14 pieces
  • 1/2 tsp + 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp - salt
  • 250 ml - thin coconut milk
  • 100 ml - thick coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp - oil
  • 2 pieces (1 inch each) cinnamon
  • 2 tsp - fennel seeds
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • 3 large onions, sliced finely
  • 2 tbsp - thick ginger-garlic paste (fresh and homemade)
  • 1 tbsp - red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp - coriander powder
  • 3 large tomatoes, chopped
  • Extra salt to taste (or 1 tsp)
  • 1 tsp - thick tamarind paste (or to taste)

How to Make Kozhi Varatha Kozhambu

  • Wash and clean chicken pieces. Drain out water thoroughly.
  • In a wide bowl, marinate drained chicken pieces with turmeric powder and salt. Keep aside for half an hour.
  • Heat oil in a heavy pan. Add cinnamon and fennel seeds. Fry on low heat until fragrant.
  • Add curry leaves, saute them, then add onions. When they turn golden brown, add ginger - garlic paste, red chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder. Saute for 2 minutes, add chopped tomatoes and saute till tomatoes are well blended.
  • Add marinated chicken pieces and salt and fry until oil rises on top.
  • Pour thin coconut milk over the chicken and cook, covered, on low heat.
  • When the chicken is tender, add thick coconut milk and thick tamarind paste.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes and remove from the heat.
  • Serve with plain rice, variety rice, chapati, parotta etc.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Niya's World