6.1.09

Country Chicken Tomato Curry




Naatu Kozhi Thakkali Kuzhambu:

Country Chicken In Rich Tomato Based Curry. Desi Ka Murg, Tamatar Curry. Kodi Tomato Pulusu. Thakkali Kozhi Kuzhambu. Hot & Spicy Country Chicken Curry. Fiery Hot Tomato Chicken Curry. Fiery Hot & Tangy Chicken Curry. Desi ka Murg ki Salan.

I could say, I invented this dish...whatever I liked in my pantry and spice rack has gone into this curry. Turned out pretty amazing, actually! Well...very hot version, it could be either you like it or hate it!

Ingredients:

Country Chicken 1 pound(Cage free bird/ Amish Chickens will do)
Garlic 2 whole head, peeled and grated
Country Tomatoes large 3-6 (made into puree)
Dry Red Chilies 10-15 (Roasted and Powdered)
Lemon 1 large fruit
Mustard seeds 1 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/2 spoon
Fenugreek seeds 1/4 spoon
Asafoetida 1/2 spoon
Dry red chilies 3 - crisply fried for decoration
Curry leaves crisply fried for decoration
Sesame oil 1-2 cups.

Method:


In a large non-stick wok, heat oil. Add mustard, cumin, fenugreek seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves. Let them pop and splutter well. Set aside to garnish on the gravy later.

In a pressure cooker, cook chicken with limited water till tender/semi-tender maybe...6 whistle sounds will do.

In a wide wok, add oil....add garlic and fry them till fragrant. Then followed by chili flakes/powder...fry till fragrant.

Stir-in chicken along with its water, add salt and turmeric now. Wait till all the moisture dries up.

Now add tomato puree to it. Cover and cook over medium heat. This gravy will splatter around your stove top. So keep it covered.

Once gravy consistency is achieved and oil shows up on top, remove from heat.

Squeeze lemon juice to it now. Garnish with the tempering spices(step 1).

Serve warm to go with you plain steamed rice, idly, dosa or barotta/roti.

21 comments:

Ann said...

The curry is so rich that we may not need any other side dish..will be a great combination with Kerala Parotta or chappathi.

Sanghi said...

Wow Malar, u rock dear! Great HOT recipe and a superb click! Great work..!

Malar Gandhi said...

I bet it would taste great with parotta dear. Thanks a lot dear Ann.

Thank you Sanghi...btn, had hard time getting onto your worldfoodtreat.com or something, wish you send me again the link, please...

Nags said...

yummy! i miss those local garlic pods as well. here we get the thicker variety and the flavour is just not the same :(

Vij said...

Wow malar..lovely spicy look..I am drooling over the pic.. this spicy curry with hot rice n yogurt- a deadly combho ;-)

G.Pavani said...

looking yummy and mouthwatering..

Shama Nagarajan said...

malar..ur recipe is inviting me.....delicious

Premyscakes said...

Great going with parathas. mouth watering.

Ana Powell said...

Hi Malar
Just what we need for these freezing cold days.
I am taking this recipe with me.
Ana x

Malar Gandhi said...

Hi Nags,

Welcome to my blog! Yeah...me too miss those country garlic, lots of flavour!

Bet it is Vij, rice with this curry...simply unbeatable!

Thanks Pavani.

Thank you so much Shama...

Thanks Premy...

Hi Ana, I am glad that you liked this recipe...its too hot buddy!:)

Smitha said...

Hey there! Just thought would have a peek!! Lovely curry

Suma Rajesh said...

looks great and attrative...perfect with garlic naans..happy new year to u too malar..

Arch said...

Looks really yummy...total drool worthy dish :)

Sharmila said...

This is great Malar! Am going to make this the next time I get chicken .. though I won't get country chicken. I noticed you did not use ginger ... and mustard added is new too. Must try. :-)
And yes, love the drum in new background music. :-)

Cham said...

Such a spicy chicken kuzhambu, love the color you got it!

priar's, said...

Hi malar,
the curry looks so spicy and tempting me ...can i some dear:)

Pari Gandhi said...

malar

i want the milagu paruppu sambar / vandikara sambar recipe

can u post it

pari

Rajee said...

Country chicken means gamehen. Tomatoes will give sour to the kolumbu. Pls let me know why to add lemon either to subside chilly. Is it? I think this is North indian dish. But Tamilians will omit lemon or puli to make it sweet tangy koli kulambo.
Keep in touch, Malar.

Rajee said...

Country chicken means gamehen. Tomatoes will give sour to the kolumbu. Pls let me know why to add lemon either to subside chilly. Is it? I think this is North indian dish. But Tamilians will omit lemon or puli to make it sweet tangy koli kulambo.
Keep in touch, Malar.

Manali said...

Hey Malar...loved this one, tomato and chicken, I can sense the taste, just by looking at pictures...:)

Manali.

Soma said...

Malar I came by fron Ann's blog! This chicken is so irrestible that it got me here:-D. I love your use of spice.. i have had chicken with mustard powder & methi.. used seaprately but never in a combo. must have been finger licking good:-)