Naatu kozhi kuzhambu – country chicken curry.
Naatu kozhi kuzhamu is different from chicken kurma.Usually naatu kozhi kuzhambu is very hot in taste. Naatu kozhi (country chicken, cornish hen) is softer and tastier than broiler chicken.
Naattu kozhi/Nattu kozhi
|1 pack||Cornish game hen|
|1 tsp||Pepper corns|
|1 no||Tomato (big)|
|1 tsp||Ginger garlic paste|
|¼ cup||Grated coconut|
|3 tsp||Chilli powder|
|3 tsp||Coriander powder|
|2 inch||Cinnamon stick|
|2||Black stone flower|
|Star anise (2 petals)|
|¼ cup||Gingelly oil|
|¼ tsp||Turmeric powder|
|Salt (as per taste)|
Chop finely 10 shallots and tomato. Grind the grated coconut into fine paste and keep aside.
Cut the chicken into small pieces and clean
In kadai heat 1 tsp oil, add cumin, pepper corns and shallots (10 No). Fry till shallots become light brown. Remove from heat and grind with very little water.
Heat 1/4 cup gingelly oil in pressure pan. Add cinnamon, cloves, black stone flower and star anise one by one. Then add chopped shallots and fry till it turns brown. Add ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell goes away. Now add tomato, ground paste shallot paste,chicken pieces,turmeric powder,curryleaves and salt. Saute for 2 minutes. Then add chilli powder and coriander powder and mix all together.
Before adding coconut paste and water.
After 5 minutes add coconut paste and 2 cups of water. Close the pan wit lid. Let it to cook for 3 whistles. switch off. Don't remove from heat.
After steam releases from cooker open the lid and serve hot with white rice.
It is also a very good combination with idlis, dosai, chappati an rotis.
Tyson brand cornish game hen(naatu kozhi, country chicken)tastes good.
You can get this chicken in frozen meat section.