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Thursday, June 07, 2012

Kerala Style Chicken Curry (Nadan Kozhi Curry)

The traditional recipe of chicken curry in Kerala is known as the nadan chicken curry.The flavors of this chicken curry is the dry roasting of all whole spices and then grinding them.This is a fairly thick curry with coconut milk and served best with appam or bread.My mother used to make this curry and I always made the easy version of chicken curry,which I had posted earlier but this is keeper and so would love to share this recipe with all,Hope you will enjoy making it at home :-)

for marination
chicken 1 lbs(approx 500g)
pepper powder 1/2 tsp
chilly powder 1/2tsp
garam masala 1/2tsp
for dry roast
red dry chilli 4-5or chilly powder 2tsp
coriander seeds 2tsp or powder 1 1/2tsp
cinnamon 1/2 "stick,cloves 2,cardamom pods 2,pepper corn 1/2tsp,fennel seeds 1tsp(refer notes)
for gravy
onion 1 medium sized sliced
ginger garlic paste 1tbsp each
coconut oil 1-2 tbsp
thick coconut milk 1/2 cup
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp'
garam masala 1/2 tsp
for tempering
red dry chillies 3
pearl onion 3-4 sliced thin
curry leaves

-Wash and clean the chicken under running water and drain in a colander.Keep aside.
-Prepare a marinade using the ingredients listed and marinate the chicken and leave for 45 minutes.
-In the mean time,dry roast the spices as listed on low flame.Blend them in a blender when cooled to a smooth paste.
-Heat oil in a pan and saute sliced onion till lightly browned and wilted.
-Add the ginger garlic paste.Saute again till raw smell disappears.
-Add the chicken pieces,ground paste .Cover and cook for 15 minutes.
-Uncover the lid and let the chicken cook well.
-Lower the flame and add coconut milk.Wait till 1 or 2 bubbles start appearing at the surface.
-Put off flame.(I added a few chopped cilantro leaves;that is optional)
-Heat oil in another pan,fry red chillies,curry leaves.Add the sliced pearl onion,wait till it changes color to pinkish brown,keep stirring.Add this to the cooked chicken curry.
-Serve hot with naan or bread or appam !

Servings~ 3 adults

* You can use powdered masala for dry roasting and grinding if you don't have the whole spices.The flavors are more enhanced with whole spices.
* The usage of cilantro leaves is not present in the traditional recipe,but my family loves it so have added.

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divyagcp said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious Chicken gravy.. very tempting..

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Shobha said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy it.

Sangeetha M said... Best Blogger Tips

Very yummy n flavorful preparation Julie! Haven't tried this way,bookmarking this curry to try sometime :)
Curry looks so delicious,sure it tastes great with idly/dosa too...inviting clicks!!

turmericnspice said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the texture of your curry !! Looks finger licking good

Akila said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy n spicy... Love it...

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Sumi said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious curry... Love the new template of your blog:)

Kanchan said... Best Blogger Tips

totall yummm ... would love to drop by for this !

Reshmi Mahesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Adipoli chicken curry...Tempting..

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

chicken looks yummy julie....
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Spicy-Aroma said... Best Blogger Tips

curry looks so inviting..mouthwatering!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

so yummy

Ola said... Best Blogger Tips

I must by all the spices and try someday!

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Reva said... Best Blogger Tips

Chicken curry looks super yummy..:)) Can I have a bowl please right away..??

Ganga Sreekanth said... Best Blogger Tips

puthiya template nannayittundu ktto:)

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

The aroma reached here at my place..Super yum!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

woooow...yummy :)

Renuka said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so so delicious!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

mmm mouthwatering...

jasna varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

Your curry looks mouthwatering...I like the idea of roasting spices!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

wow so any time fvrt dish..

Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

I can get the aroma seeing the snap... it looks so nice.. mouthwatering..
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Priya Suresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Am drooling over that yummy and fingerlicking curry.

cookingvarieties said... Best Blogger Tips

hi julie, i always love chicken curry using fresh coconut milk.. they are so delicious and can be eaten with rice or any bread, flat bread, naan etc.. kind of hungry right now looking at your curry pic. have a nice day

Finla said... Best Blogger Tips

Love kozhi curry like this looks so good.

Vineetha Sush said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello has been a long time alle..I m back now...
Chicken curry looks yumm yumm..

Spice up the Curry said... Best Blogger Tips

chicken curry looks delicious and flavorful

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow,kothiyavunnu,nice curry Julie

Sanika N said... Best Blogger Tips

Droolworthy, delicious chicken curry :)

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Nalini's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious and flavorful chicken curry,drooling here...

Shabbu said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy and delicious chicken curry..
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Divya A said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious curry Julie :) Apt for a contest and I really loved the neat presentation!! My best wishes :) Thank you so much for linking such a wonderful curry to my contest!!

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Faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

Mouth watering Curry, superb....

Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious!

Neets said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks brilliant Julie! I have some chicken in the fridge, so I'll be trying this out tonite n shall let u know the results. In the mean time, do chk out my blog and let me know ure thoughts. Glad to be following u!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie! iam glad that this recipe of yours turned out great, i have posted it today, you can have a look at it. Thanks for sharing this dear.