Sunday, December 1, 2013

Chicken Kuzhambu step by step | Simple chicken kulambu for beginners | Kozhi Kuzhambu | South Indian chicken kuzhambu

Chicken Kuzhambu

Chicken Kuzhambu / Kozhi Kuzhambu is our family favorite on sundays and I do not know, why I have missed posting this. Last week I prepared and clicked both video and photos. Actually there are many varieties of kozhi kulambu in whole Tamil Nadu and this is simple chicken kulambu for beginners as it is very easy to make and tastes great, which I learnt from my mother. We will see the different varieties one by one in future posts.

Below are some chicken recipes to try if you like.

Simple Chicken Gravy
Chettinad Pepper Chicken
Country chicken Biryani
Chicken 65
Country chicken Roast

chicken kuzhambu

How to make Simple Chicken Kuzhambu

Preparation time: 15 min | Cook Time: 25 min | Serves: 5
Recipe Category: Main Dish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

1. Chicken - 250 gms
2. Oil - 1 tsp
3. Onion - 1 big (chopped finely)
4. Tomato - 1 big (chopped finely)
5. Ginger and garlic paste - 2 tbsp
6. Green chillies - 3
7. Chilli powder - 2 tsp
8. Coriander powder - 2 tsp
9. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
10. Salt - as per taste
11. Cardamom - 1
12. Cinnamom stick - 1
13. Cloves - 4 to 5
14. Bay leaf - 1
15. Fennel seeds - 1 tbsp + 1/4 tsp
16. Cumin  seeds - 1/2 tsp
17. Poppy seeds - 1/2 tsp
18. Grated coconut - 5 tbsp
19. Coriander leaves - few for garnishing
20. Curry leaves - few

kozhi kuzhambu


1. Marinate the chicken with 1 tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric and 1/2 tsp salt for 1 hr atleast.

1. Heat a kadai and add 1 tbsp oil. 

2. When the oil is hot add the spices – fennel seeds, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon stick and biryani leaf. 
3. Fry for 2 min.
4. Now add the green chilli, and onions and cook, till the onions becomes soft.
5. When the onions becomes soft, add the ginger garlic paste.
6. Saute them well, till the raw smell of ginger garlic goes off. Add the curry leaves. 

7. Add the tomatoes and saute them well till they are mushy.
8. Saute the tomatoes till they become mushy.
9. Now add the marinated chicken pieces.
10. Add the salt, chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder. Mix it well.
11. The chicken by itself leaves water. If that water is not enough, add some more water and bring to boil.
12. Close with a plate or lid. When the chicken is cooking, we prepare the coconut paste.
13. Add grated coconut, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, green chillies and poppy seeds and grind to a smooth paste adding water little by little. Keep it aside. 
14. After 10 min, check whether the chicken is cooked or not.
15. Once the chicken is cooked, add the ground paste.
16. Allow to boil for another 7 to 8 min. 
17. Add the coriander leaves. 
 18. Boil for another 2 min and switch off the stove.

19. Serve it with hot steamed white rice. 

How to make chicken kulambu

Below is my video for the Simple chicken kuzhambu.

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14 lovely comments:


Leave biginners, I would love to make this :)


Lovely color!


Very tempting chicken gravy...So Delicious...

Priya Anandakumar

awewsome, delicious and flavorful chicken kuzhambu...

Angie's Recipes

The gravy sounds and looks divine!

Menaga Sathia

super flavourful kuzhambu!!


Nice rich gravy. I am sure it was good.

Shama Nagarajan

simply delicious

nandoos kitchen

wow! tempting chicken curry and very well explained


Love it...that spice paste with fennel sounds yum to me....


Super tempting chicken kuzhambu ! lovely clicks Akila !


cve and simply superb


I cooked today with ur method. Its tasty.

Sai devotee 2508

Thanks for recipe

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