Thursday, October 18, 2007

Nadan Kozhi Curry

This chicken curry is more of a dry preparation, with less gravy. Cooking with coconut oil, imparts a very nadan taste along with other masala powders. If you have a mannchatty ( earthen pot ) to prepare; then cooking in this earthen pot will enhance the flavours.


1.5 lb - Chicken, cut to pieces
2 to 4 - Green chili , slit in center
1/2 tsp - Black pepper powder
1 tbsp - Lemon / Lime juice
Salt to taste
Coconut oil

To dry roast & marinate

6 tbsp - Coriander powder
2 tsp - Red chili powder
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
1 tsp - Garam masala powder

Coarsely grind

10 medium size - Shallots, chopped
1'' piece - Ginger, chopped
5 big flakes - Garlic


1/2 bunch - Coriander leaves, chopped
3 sprigs - Curry leaves


1 ) In a pan dry roast the masala powders listed on a low heat. With little water, make a paste of the roasted powders. Add salt to taste. Apply this marinade on the cleaned and cut chicken pieces. Marinate for 1 to 2 hours.

2 ) Heat oil in a shallow utensil or mannchatty, add green chili, black pepper powder and curry leaves. Fry for a second, then add the coarsely ground ingredients and fry lightly. Add marinated chicken and stir and mix. Cover with a tight lid and cook on low heat till the chicken is fully cooked.

3 ) Add lemon juice, stir and mix. Adjust salt as to taste. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve with rice or chapati.


Sig said...

OMG... why do you do this to me? I am having a salad and browsing...

Pravs said...

Sig : Soorrrrrrry :p

Kalva said...

Never had chicken! this looks so temtping atleast should make for my husband

Nags said...

wow! reminds me of amma's cooking :(

Padmaja said...

Pravs!!! vibrant chicken, i love to have this as a snack on a weekend watching my favourite progamme along with family. A Very Recipe!!

A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! said...

lov the look of the chicken..mouth watering!

Prajusha said...

alla pravi,
navaratri puja aayittu chicken okke kazhikumo:)
here we don't eat chicken for 10days.anyway kozhi curry looks delicious.

Asha said...

Slurp!!! So good Pravs. My kids will move in with you if they see this!:D
I will make this, thank you so much. Hugs.Happy Navratri:))

sunita said...

OOOh! That looks so very tempting indeed.

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Pravs...Wish I were a veggie so that I cud have savored ur dish :-)

bindiya said...

Lovely recipe Pravs, a feast for all chicken lovers,like me.

Mishmash ! said...

hmm...sounds really good...wil go well with roti...:)

Padma said...

That is looking so tempting Pravs, love to try ur version nex time when I bring chicken

Seena said...

Yeah, as Nags said, reminds me of my ma.................this is her special...

Pravs said...

Kalva : Do try and let me know if he liked it.

Nags : yeah being nadan curry...this must be similar to your mom's cooking :) Hey you should blog your mom's recipes, nags.

Padmaja : Thanks :D then you will try this recipe ?

Kitchen scientist : Thanks :D

Prajusha: What ??? you want to make me feel guilty ?? :) I am not observing navarati festival.

Asha: Oh is it ?? Then you should def make this.

Sunita : thanks :D

Sirisha : You mean,if only you ate non-veg, right ?

Bindiya : Oh yeah,for sure !

Mishmash : it will :D

Padma : Please do..also please make with coconut get the real taste.

Seena : Oh really.. good then i could blog this recipe, which is so nadan curry.

Kribha said...

Pravs, really that's so bad of you. I have no leftovers for today and I'm not in a mood to cook. Yet, I'm hungry and here I am seeing your pic. Looks absolutely GOOD. Bookmarked it.

ramya said...

Hey this is looking absolutely delicious.will try.

priar's, said...

ooohh...chicken is mouth watering...can i have some:)

Happy cook said...

Wow They are very very delicious.
Wish i had them for lunch. I am sure going to try this recipe from you.
Tru can't beat our coconut oil for cooking.

Prema Sundar said...

love this... my mouth has already started to water... looks perfect.

KayKat said...

I love Sig's comment!! :)

And I don't blame her, I don't even eat chicken and this looks fabulous to me!

Shella said...

The kozhi looks awesome Pravs. Can simply eat as it is.

Anonymous said...

Adipoli! Looks and sounds yummy too. This is totally new to me. I'll be trying it out soon. Thanks for sharing this recipe.


Anonymous said...

tried it out y/day. It was very good. I reduced the level of spicyness for the sake of my kiddo. But still with that adjustment it turned out great.


Pravs said...

Rg : Great !! Thanks for the feedback :D

Purnima said...

Hi Pravs, I m drooling over this chicken! I shall prepare it someday and revert with a fb.BTW..I loved your IP2 phrase a lot! Very unique!
Tks for visiting my blog and do try MW Idli someday.

Lissie said...

that looks so delicious! awesome recipe!!!

Anonymous said...

i made this today and it was perfect - easy and yumm. thanks!

Pravs said...

Anonymous : Thank you so much for the feedback :)

Anonymous said...

Just tried this one Pravs..With some drumsticks..delight delight...Thank you dear.

Anonymous said...

OK, so I don't usually post on this type of blog very often (ok, this is my first time ever posting a comment on ANY blog...) but I just had to... I often view images of dishes on the net, but none have made my mouth water as much as this one. Ever. I will have to attempt this recipe for dinner tonight!

Pravs said...

Anonymous : Thank you!! :D
Do try and i look forward to see your comment to know how the recipe turned for you.