Friday, September 28, 2012

Naattu Koli Kulambu


  Nattu koli - 1 kg

 Ginger paste- 1tsp

 Garlic paste - 1tsp

 Grated coconut - ¼ cup

 Chilly powder - 3tsp  

 Coriander powder - 3 tsp

 Cinnamon stick - 2 inch

 Clove - 3 nos  

 Gingelly oil- ¼cup

  Small onions - 20 nos

 Cumin - 2 tsp 

 Pepper corns - 1 tsp

 Tomato (big) - 1 no  

 Curry leaves 1 handfull 

 Sombu - 1/2 tsp

 Salt to taste 

 Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp 

 Coriander leaves- a handfull 

 Method : 

 Cut the chicken into small pieces and clean.

 Chop finely 10 onions and tomato. 

 In a pan heat 1 tsp oil, add cumin, pepper corns, sombu and  

 onion (10 No) and fry till it turns brown. 

 Remove from the heat and grind with very little water.

 Heat 1/4 cup gingelly oil in a pressure pan.  

 Add cinnamon , cloves , chopped onion , turmeric powder,  curry leaves and salt.

 Fry till onions become light brown ,  

 After 5 minutes add ginger garlic paste and

 saute till the raw smell goes away.

 Now add tomato, ground paste, chicken pieces,

 Saute for 2 minutes. Then add chilly powder and

 coriander powder and mix it well.

 After 5 minutes add coconut paste and 2 cups of water.

 Close the pan with lid.

 Let it to cook for 3 whistles , after that switch off.

 Don't remove from heat suddenly.

 After steam releases from cooker open the lid and   garnish with coriander leaves.

 Serve with hot rice. 

 It is also a very good combination to idli, dosai, chappati and rotis.


  1. Naatu Kozhi has it's own taste..nothing can beat it..
    Delicious and mouth watering preparation Punitha..I was wondering where you are..not seen yoour comments on any blogs.

    1. Hi Shobha ,

      Thank you for your visit and for your encouraging comments Dear.

      Because of my bad health i have n't come to other blogs. SorrY...

      I'll come back soon Shobha :)

  2. yummy naattu kozhi goes well with any dish.

  3. This is so delicious! I will need lots of rice to go with it :)

  4. Real yummy one...

  5. hey Punitha,
    the curry looks very delicious...yummy

  6. Very flavorful it with rice anytime:)

  7. Nothing beats chicken curry made this way....I also recently made simple kerala homestyle style chicken cury and it was great..even my 1 year old loved the taste of the gravy :-) Your recipe looks great!


  8. A very tasty curry Punitha. Looks wonderful. Take care X

  9. That looks very mouthwatering Punitha...I love Kerala style curries.

    - Meg's Delicious Adventures

  10. im visiting ur bog after so much time..went thru all the recipes I missed
    loving this chicken curry..its my fav!