Kozhi Vartha Kozhambu

Chettinaad style chicken curry This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

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Main Ingredients Chicken, Coconut milk
Cuisine Chettinad
Course Main Course Chicken
Prep Time 16-20 minutes
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Kozhi Vartha Kozhambu

  • 600 grams Chicken
  • 1/2 tablespoons Coconut milk
  • 1 inch stick Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds (saunf)
  • 10-12 Curry leaves
  • 3 medium Onions,sliced thinly
  • 1/2 tablespoon Ginger paste
  • 1/2 tablespoon Garlic paste
  • 2 teaspoons Coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 3 teaspoons Red chilli powder
  • 3 medium Tomatoes,chopped
  • to taste Salt
  • 3/4 cup Thin coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon Tamarind pulp
  • 3/4 cup Thick coconut milk


  1. Heat oil in a thick-bottomed pan, add cinnamon and fennel seeds and sauté till fragrant.
  2. Add curry leaves and onions and sauté till onions turn golden brown. Add ginger paste and garlic paste and sauté for a minute. Add coriander powder, turmeric powder and red chilli powder and sauté for two more minutes. Add tomatoes and sauté till tomatoes turn pulpy. Add the chicken pieces and sauté till the oil rises to the top. Add the salt and thin coconut milk and cook, covered, on low heat for four to five minutes.
  3. When the chicken is tender, add the tamarind pulp and mix. Simmer and add thick coconut milk and cook, covered for five minutes. Serve hot.