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Chicken Kuzhambu For Idli

Chicken Kuzhambu For Idli
Idli and Chicken Kuzhambu always make a perfect combo!!! This chicken kuzhambu is prepared specially to have with Idli..  Give a try to this Chicken Kuzhambu and hot steaming Idli  combo once and you will surely fall for it. 

chicken kuzhambu for idli

Recipe For : 2

Preparation Time : 45 minutes


Chicken                     - 1/2 kg
Cinnamon Stick        - 1
Fennel Seeds             - 1/2 tsp (Perunseeragam / Sombu)
Big Onion                  - 2
Green Chili                - 2
Tomato                      - 2
Ginger-Garlic Paste   - 2 tsp
Salt                             - As required
Turmeric Powder       - 1/2 tsp
Chili Powder              - 2 tsp
Curry Leaves               - few
Oil                               - 3 tbsp

To Dry Roast And Powder:

Dry Red Chili       - 3
Coriander Seeds    - 1/2 tsp (Malli)
Black Pepper         - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds         - 1/2 tsp (Seeragam)
Fennel Seeds         - 1/4 tsp (Perunseeragam / Sombu)
Fenugreek Seeds   - 1/4 tsp (Vendhayam)

To Dry Roast And Grind:

Grated Coconut     - 1/4 cup
Fennel Seeds         - 1/4 tsp


  • Dry roast and powder everything under ' To Dry Roast And Powder'. Dry roast and grind everything under 'To Dry Roast And Grind' adding little water. Wash chicken well. Marinate it with ground powder, ground masala, enough salt, half ginger-garlic paste, a pinch turmeric powder for at-least an hour.
  • Chop finely Big onion and tomato. Slit green chili.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add cinnamon stick and fennel seeds to it. 
  • After a minute, add chopped onions, slit green chili and curry leaves to it.
  • After the onions turn translucent, add remaining ginger-garlic paste.
  • Saute till raw flavor goes off, and after that add chopped tomatoes.
  • After both onions and tomatoes are cooked completely, add marinated chicken.
  • Add also needed salt, turmeric powder and chili powder.
  • Cover with a lid and cook the gravy. You can see chicken slowly oozing out water.
  • Stir in between to prevent chicken from getting burnt. Cook till chicken is cooked completely.
  • It makes the perfect side dish for Idli. It also tastes good with rice.