How to make Chettinadu Kozhi Kozhambu - Delicious chicken cooked in authentic Indian spices.

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Main Ingredients : Chicken (चिकन), Tomato Puree (टमाटर /टोमाटो प्यूरी )

Cuisine : Chettinad

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Chettinadu Kozhi Kozhambu

Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

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Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Chettinadu Kozhi Kozhambu Recipe

  • Chicken cut into 1 inch pieces on the bone 500 grams

  • Tomato Puree 2 tablespoons

  • Turmeric powder 3/4 teaspoon

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coconut scraped 3 tablespoons

  • Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto) soaked 1 tablespoon

  • Green chilli 1

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 1 tablespoon

  • Sambhar onions 20-25

  • Garlic 12-15 cloves

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Cinnamon 1 inch stick

  • Green cardamoms 2-3

  • Cloves 3-4 cloves

  • Star anise 1

  • Red chilli powder 1 tablespoon

  • Coriander powder 2 tablespoons

  • Curry leaves 1 sprig

  • Fresh mint sprigs 7-8

  • Tomato puree 1/2 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 2 teaspoons


Step 1

Combine yogurt, ¼ tsp turmeric powder and ginger-garlic paste in a bowl. Add chicken and mix well. Keep the bowl in a refrigerator to marinate for 15 minutes.

Step 2

Grind together coconut, poppy seeds, green chilli and fennel seeds to a fine paste. Grind the sambhar onions to a fine paste. Crush the garlic. Heat oil in a deep non-stick pan.

Step 3

Add bay leaf, cinnamon, green cardamoms, cloves and star anise and sauté. Add the sambhar onion paste and garlic and sauté on medium heat.

Step 4

Meanwhile mix red chilli powder, ½ tsp turmeric powder and coriander powder with ¼ cup water to make a smooth paste. When the onions turn golden add this paste and continue to sauté till the raw smells disappear. Add curry leaves and torn mint leaves and mix well.

Step 5

Add the coconut paste and mix. Add tomato puree and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add chicken and sauté on high heat for 3-4 minutes. Add salt and mix well.

Step 6

Add 2 cups water and mix and let it come to a boil on high heat. Reduce heat, cover the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes or till the chicken is completely cooked. - See more at:

Step 7

Add lemon juice and mix and serve hot with rice or parantha or appam or idiappam.