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Muslim Style Chicken Kuzhambu

Muslim Style Chicken Kuzhambu
I will say this is the best ever Chicken Kuzhambu, which tastes awesome with hot steaming rice. Its very easy to prepare too. One of the best chicken gravies to try on. The recipe follows..
muslim style chicken kuzhambu

Recipe For : 2

Preparation Time :45 minutes


Chicken                     - 1/2 kg
Big Onion                  - 2
Tomato                       - 2
Green Chili                 - 1
Chopped Coconut       - 1/4 cup
Yogurt                         - 1/4 cup (Curd)
Ginger- Garlic paste    - 2 tsp
Salt                              - As required
Turmeric Powder         - 1/4 tsp
Chili Powder                - 1 tsp
Coriander Leaves         - few
Mint Leaves                  - few
Oil                                 - 2 tbsp

To Powder:

Cumin Seeds      - 1/4 tsp (Seeragam)
Fennel Seeds      - 1/4 tsp (Sombu)
Black Pepper      - 6 to 8 (Milagu)
Cinnamon Stick  - 1 (Pattai)
Cloves                 - 2 (Krambu)
Green Cardamom- 2 (Elakkai)


  • Wash chicken well. Chop Big onion lengthwise. Slit Green Chili. Chop finely tomato. Grind coconut to a smooth paste adding little water. Dry roast cumin seeds, fennel seeds , black pepper and powder it along with cinnamon stick, cloves and green cardamom.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. When its hot, add chopped onions and slit green chili to it.
  • Saute till onions turn translucent and then add chopped tomatoes.
  • After both onions and tomatoes are cooked together well, add coriander and mint leaves.
  • Add Ginger- Garlic paste and saute till the raw flavor goes off.
  • Now add Chicken and also Salt, Turmeric powder and Chili powder. Adjust the spice according to your taste. Also add yogurt (curd).
  • Give everything a good stir. Cover the pan with a lid and cook in medium flame. No need to add water. Chicken will start oozing out water and cook in its own water. Keep on stirring in between.
  • After chicken is cooked, add ground coconut paste.  Switch off the flame in another 5 minutes. Your tempting chicken gravy is ready. It goes very well with hot steaming rice.