CHICKEN KUZHAMBU (Muniyandi Vilas Style) ~ Nattu Kozhi Kuzhambu ~ நாட்டு கோழி குழம்பு

Written by Mullai

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  1. Sugan

    Waw and nice recipe Mullai…I tried it and it came really awesome and so tasty. Basically I am from Kongu side and we do our authentic Kozhi Kuzhambu which is so popular but your dish takes over all and taste so yum and fit to rice, roti and dosa…
    Thank you for sharing and keep gng!!

    1. Mullai

      Pavithra, if you are preparing for more than 4 & if its like the main side dish then you may have to double… orelse just use the same masala, add extra chili & Coriander powder along with few chicken pieces and adjust consistency with coconut paste/milk. (1 pound or 1/2 kg should be perfect for a family of 4)Thanks

  2. Narmadha

    I made this chicken kolumbu today, and to tell you it came out so well. The taste is really superb.. My neighbors and my family enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  3. Rajini

    I did my under graduation in Erode where the original muniyandi vilas was started..And the place still stands as a food heaven in my memory.This recipe is an exact replica..Since my husband is a eggetarian I tried the same recipe with egg and potaotes ,turned out into a great dis.Thank you for the perfect recipe..

  4. Gai3

    Looks so yummy..can’t wait to try them.. Would you have the recipe for the Seeraga samba arisi biryani? That looks delicious.

  5. Bala

    I tried this 2 times now, and it came super! Thanks a lot for the instructions, I enjoy cooking because of your website. My roommate was very impressed with when I cooked this.

  6. Sam

    Hi, I take over the kitchen on the weekend (Sunday) as my family loves the change in the tastes. Not used to cooking with sesame oil and hence was a bit apprehensive. On a scale of 0 to 5 we have rated this @ 3.5. Coming from Tamil Nadu with roots from Madurai/Salem and away from India for the last 35 years your recipe sure brought back fond memories. Thanks. Sam

  7. Senthilkumar

    I tried this yesterday, came out well, but the color of the gravy did not match the one shown here. It was dark brown. Any reason behind it, mullai?

    1. Mullai

      It depends, if you saute your masala for longer the color turns intense or dark brown. Tomato, turmeric, red chilies, coconut…all play a part. So adding little extra of these can also have effect on colour. Even mine doesn’t turn the same colour everytime, with few more trials you will learn to adjust the proportions to make it your way. Thanks.

  8. Tamiln

    Thanks Mullai. Chicken kolambu came out very good. I did add more rice and pottu-kadalai as my wife likes kolambu to be like gravy. We tried it with Idly and it was tasty. Thanks.

  9. Shuba

    absolutely loved your recipe..this is soo different from how I usually make chicken curries. came across your site when i searched for Chicken Kozhambu as my husband has been asking me to make it since long time! i used close to 2lbs of chicken and 2 cups of water for the same measurement and came out great. I usually dont follow the recipe measurements while making indian recipes but somehow your confident ‘ingredients table’ made me follow and it was awesome..will checkout your other recipes too!! thanks!

  10. Deepa

    Hi Mullai, I have referred to your recipes earlier. And I was looking for a standard version of Muniyandivilas recipe for a long time. I tried it on sunday and it was excellent. My husband and brother had a nice treat relishing this kuzhambu. Thanks for posting this recipe.


  11. jiapatel1703

    Hi Mullai…Superb receipes…I myself am so so fond of cooking…My mom too is a gr8 cook, and guess wat my mom exactly makes the same kinda chicken…wow!! I was just goin thru ur dishes to find sumthing unusual and came across this…a super hit with my family…We love u a lot…u gave us all da yummy dishes on…keep writing in!!

  12. sini__gosh

    Mullai , chicken kulambu was very very tasty.My husband just loved it.He told that its just the same as in restaurants. Came thru ur site few days back and whatever am cooking daily , its only after checking out ur site.Thanks a lot ..

  13. kakisha

    Hi Mullai

    We had arranged for a “Men’s Potluck” on newyear eve. My husband tried this recipe and It was sooooooooooooo tasty and was a super hit. Tasted exactly the same as from restaurants. Many many thanks. Keep rocking.


  14. kriti jayaram


    i tried this recipe and my husband told it was awesome (i m a pure veg… trying to cook NV with ur recipes)!!!!!!!!! i am so happy that i never even wanted to taste it to fix things as long as it resembled ur picture, i felt it should be fine.
    great one!!!!!!!!

  15. Dhakshayani

    Dear Mullai,
    I tried this recipe yesterday and it really came out well and yummy. It tasted the same like the Muniyadi vilas chicken kuzhambhu back in India. Thanks for the recipe.

  16. alspriya

    Hi Mullai,

    Could you please let me know whether all the ingredients to make the masala powder be added to the pan at the same time or should be added one after another in a specific order to prevent burning?


  17. nithyagopi123

    photos looks too good….mouth watering recipe…today i tried .it cameout very well…i thought that name only like that before preparing your dish…after prepared this dish… i am saying this is a actual muniyandivilas chicken kozhambu…thanks millai…..your name also good…

  18. Thamizh

    Tried this recipe on sunday.. jus avoided coconut in the recipe all thro’ out as couple of my family members have BP n sugar.. so increased the split roasted gram to double the amount.. was wondering if the outcome would be fine or not due to the slight alteration i did.. it was splendid.. Thanks!!

  19. geetha ramesh

    Your dishes are very easy and super. u r using day day to using grocessaries, really very good and thanks for ur each and every receipe. whether all this receipes will be availale in the net always or anything will be deleted. kindly know me.

  20. gowrijayaraj

    tempting presentation…I tried this recipe yesterday,it came out extremely well..
    thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe.

  21. vishnulavanya

    hi mullai,

    Nice presentation. I tried many of ur recipes all came out very good. what is sesame oil? can i use normal vegetable oil? i have another question. i have tried ur thai fried rice recipe can i use redcurry paste instead of roasted chilli paste?

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