Country Chicken Kozhambu(South Tamil Nadu Country Style)
Country Chicken 1 Kilo
Country garlic 1 (it has small cloves)
Country tomatoes 2 (it is not the hybrid one, it is high in seeds, very succulent)
Red onions medium size 2
Green chilies 3 slitted
Curry leaves 3-5 twigs
Chenna dal 1 spoon
Urad dal 1 spoon
Mustard seeds 1/2 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/2 spoon
Sesame oil 1 cup
Turmeric 1-2 spoons
Chili powder 1-2 spoons.
Wash and clean the chicken well. Make them into medium size pieces. Add one spoon of turmeric to this and set aside. Maybe for 15-20 minutes. Then wash it again in running water. Hold only chicken in a colander.
In a deep kadai or wok, heat oil. Add mustard, cumin, chenna dal, urad dal curry leaves and green chilies. Let them pop and splutter well.
To this add gsemi crushed garlic and fry till it is fragrant.
Add onions and fry till it is golden brown.
Now add tomatoes and fry for a while.
To this add salt, turmeric 1 spoon and chili powder. Fry till it blends well.
Toss the chicken pieces now. Fry ill they are opaque.
Later add 3 -4 cups of water. Cover and cook. Maybe over medium heat.
Once the chicken is done. Run few spoons of sesame oil over it. Or one can garnish with crisply fried curry leaves too.