From Jigarthanda to Muttaiparotta and Karidosai, Madurai's food inventions make it a favourite destination, especially for those who love spicy food.
Madurai Style Chicken Kuzhambu is a stewed, non-vegetarian curry that is a big hit in Tamil Nadu. The masala paste for the chicken curry is made with aromatic spices like coriander seeds, black peppercorns, cumin seeds, poppy seeds, cinnamon, cloves and grated coconut.
The ingredients for the paste has to be patiently dry roasted one by one until they turn slightly brown.
Madurai Style Chicken Kuzhambu works best when it is cooked with sesame oil. Serve hot with steamed rice and papad.