Friday, June 10, 2011

Spicy Chicken Kuzhambu/Curry

I got this different marinating idea from Jay. She has used Chilli Powder and Coriander Powder to marinate Mutton. I used the same for Chicken. It came out spicy and good.


Chicken 400g
Onions (Medium) 2
Tomatoes (Medium) 3
Grated Coconut 4-5 tsp
Chilli Powder 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder 1 tsp
Paprika Powder 1/2 tsp
Pepper Powder 1/2 tsp
Biryani Masala Powder or Garam Masala 3/4 tsp
Finely chopped Ginger and Garlic 3 tsp each OR Ginger-Garlic Paste 2 tsp
Juice from Half Lemon
Coriander Leaves few

Whole Garam Masala:

Aniseeds and Cumin 1/4 tsp each
Bay Leaves 2
Cloves 4
Green and Black Cardamom 2 each
Cinnamon Sticks few

For Marinating Chicken:

Juice from Half Lemon
Chilli Powder 1 tsp
Coriander Powder 1 tsp


Cut Chicken into medium pieces. Add all the ingredients under marinating to the Chicken pieces. Mix well and keep it aside for 30 minutes.

Chop Ginger and Garlic into very fine pieces. Grind it to a smooth paste.

Cut Onions lengthwise. Cut and grind Tomatoes to a smooth paste.


Heat Oil in a Pan. When hot, add the whole Garam Masala. When the seeds crackle and turn slightly brown, add Ginger-Garlic paste and saute till its raw smell goes off. Now add chopped Onions. 

Fry till they turn slightly brown and then add the Tomato paste. Fry till the oil separates and its raw smell goes off.

Now add all the Powders and grated Coconut. Saute for a while. Add now the marinated Chicken pieces and mix well. 

Add Juice from Half Lemon, Salt and Water. Close the lid and cook till done. 

Garnish with Coriander Leaves.

Serves: 2-3
Serve with hot steamed Rice.


Vimitha Durai said...

Looks spicy and delish...

Suparna said...

must've tasted finger licking! looks great!

Sobha Shyam said...

very flavourful dish..looks superb..

Sangeetha M said...

i like all your chicken recipes...really u made me hungry now...looks spicy n yummy kuzhambu...very tempting n colorful curry...

Purabi naha said...

mmm....these look so yummy! This is my first time here and I loved your recipes. Looking forward to sharing more recipes with you!!

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

that looks super tasty dear...inviting click..:P
btw..u have asked the cooking time for case of goat, 4 to 5 whistles and 4 minutes in simmer in pressure cooker will cook it tender.
try n enjoy..!
Tasty Appetite

Rinku Naveen said...

Chicken looks yummy!! I can see many more wonderful posts. Will keep coming back.
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Rumana Rawat said...

Lovely chicken curry:)

Peggy said...

This curry looks so delicious =)

Unknown said...

Yumm with hot steamed rice, looks spicy n tempting

Binitha said...

your chicken curry looks tempting
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