Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Nadan Kozhi Curry

A very much nadan kozhi curry, the one loved by all. I still remember how I used to fight for the gravy in childhood! its slurping! I have made a small variation to the traditional one adding a little lime juice.

  1. Chicken- 1/2 kg
  2. Onion- 2 ,thinly sliced
  3. tomatoes- 2 large,sliced
  4. Green chillies- 2 slit
  5. Curry leaves- 8-10 leaves
  6. Lemon Juice- 1 tablespoon
  7. Water- 2 cups
  8. Ginger- 1 inch, thinly chopped
  9. Garlic- 4 pods, sliced
  10. Dried red chilly-4
  11. Fennel seeds- 1/2 teaspoon
  12. Cumin seeds- 1/2 teaspoon
  13. Cinnamon stick- 2 inch piece
  14. Cardamom- 2 
  15. Cloves-2
  16. Coriander seeds- 2 teaspoon
  17. Coconut,grated- 1 cup
  18. Oil- 3 tablespoon
  1. Marinate the chicken pieces with 1/2 teaspoon each of salt red chilly powder and keep aside.
    Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a pan , fry the ingredients 10-17 along 2 teaspoon onion.
  2. Cool them and grind them along with ginger,garlic,water to a fine paste.
  3. Heat the remaining oil in a pan and saute onion till golden brown.
  4. Add curry leaves along with the ground paste, cover and cook for 5 mins
  5. Add tomatoes, green chillies, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cover and cook for another 5 mins.
  6. Add the marinated chicken pieces, water,lime juice, cover and cook till the chicken is done
  7. Throw in the coriander leaves, cook for another min.
  8. Test for the salt requirement and add more if required.
  9. Move to a serving dish and enjoy!
Serve with rice,puttu,dosa chapathi and enjoy traditional Kerala nadan kozhi curry!

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