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Friday, June 13, 2008

Pepper Chicken (Kozhambhu)Curry

Pepper Chicken curry is another important dish from Tamilnadu cuisine. This is a good remedy for cold, since we are adding pepper to the curry.
I am sending this recipe for :

Chicken contest of the month - June'08 conducted by Vandana
Fat Chefs or Skinny Gourmets - A food event conducted by Ivy & Ben .

Chicken - 1/2 kg
Onions - 2, medium sized
Tomato - 2, medium sized
Fennel seeds - 1 teaspoon
Coriander seeds - 2 teaspoon
Pepper - 1.5 tablespoons (add 2 tablespoons for more spicy)
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Green chillies - 3
Garlic - 4 cloves
Ginger - 1 inch long
Bay leaf - 1
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch stick
Cloves - 2
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Oil - 2-3 tablespoon
Coconut milk - 1 cup
Coriander leaves - few
Yoghurt - 1/2 cup
Curry leaves - few
Salt to taste

Cut chicken into small pieces, wash them throughly and marinate with a pinch of turmeric powder and curd for about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a pan, fry cumin seeds, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, pepper for 5 minutes and keep aside. Add one tablespoon of oil in a pan. Add green chillies, chopped garlic, chopped ginger, sliced onions one after another and fry until onions turn golden colour. Once it is done, remove from heat and allow it cool.

Once they are cool, grind all the fried spices and onions to a thick gravy with little water.

In a pan, add 2 tablespoons of oil. Once it is hot, add bay leaves, cinnamon, cloves, curry leaves for a minute. Add the grinded paste and fry for 5 minutes. once it is done, add finely chopped tomatoes and fry until they become soft.

Add the marinated chicken pieces, 1 cup of water and cook it covered until chicken is soft. Add salt to taste and coconut milk and bring it to a boil.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or chapathi. Tasty pepper chicken curry is ready!!!

Cooking time - 45-60 minutes
Serves 4-5 persons


Shubha Ravikoti said...

How to get that food buzz ad link? I mean how can i get the impressions without the ad... can u telle me how to get the add? or widget?

Shubha Ravikoti said...

Ohh okie thank u so much dear...:) I am glad i joined :)

Ivy said...

Hi, thanks for passing from my blog. You have a lovely blog and very interesting recipes. Your recipe would be great for the "Fat Chefs or Skinny Gourmets?" event.

Vidhya Iyer said...

Thanks will add you too.

Illatharasi said...

Thanks Vidhya:)

Illatharasi said...

Thank you so much Ivy:) I am sending my recipe for the event, thanks for inviting me:)

notyet100 said...

looks so yummy,,,thanks for sharin authentic recipe,..

Illatharasi said...

Thanks Priyanka:)

Asha said...

Beautiful dish, looks delicious!:))

bobby said...

looks good, I love just about anything with chicken :D

Illatharasi said...

Thanks Asha & Bobby:)
Do visit often.

Prajusha said...

pepper chicken curry looks delicious.great entry

Illatharasi said...

Thanks Prajusha:)

Mrs.SriLekha said...

hi vani
happy to inform u that i have added ur blog to my blogroll.
may i know from u onething? what should i do if i want to get yummmy blog award and good chat blog awards?
how should i upgrade my blog? help me dear

Mrs.SriLekha said...

hi vani
may i know how to join in food contests
who all will conduct these contests
how will we come to know abt it

Illatharasi said...

Thanks Sri, for adding me:)

Its so simple, start taking pictures of ur recipes and publish them... it gives more attraction to your recipes.

Visit friends blogs and keep commenting them for their good work. Get more friends, awards will come automatically to you:)

You can participate in all food events. Checkout Blog events on the right side here, http://singindifoodies.blogspot.com/

All contests have some rules, just go through them and follow them, thats it...

Feel free to ask me for any help, anytime :)