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Naatu Kozhi Varuval (Chicken Fry): Weekend Virundhu

Chicken can be fried in a several different ways and this one is of the most simplest and authentic ways of doing it! This dish satisfies the non-vegetarian craving quite well! Here we go with the weekend virundhu!

Chicken (preferably naattu kozhi or Cornish game hen to get an authentic flavor) - 1 pound, cut into small cubes
Onion - 1/2 (finely chopped)
Ginger-Garlic paste (Ingi poondu vizhudhu) - 2 teaspoons
Peanut Oil (Kadalennai) - 2 teaspoons
Salt to taste
Daily Samayal's Special Karimasala Podi - 3 teaspoons
Mustard (Kadugu) - half a teaspoon
Curry leaves (Kariveppilai) - 5-6 leaves

1. Add 2 teaspoons of peanut oil (can be substituted with corn oil / vegetable oil but peanut oil enhances the 'gramathu' flavor) in a flat-bottomed vessel.
2. Add mustard seeds.
3. When mustard splutters, add curry leaves, chopped onions, salt, turmeric and fry for a few minutes.
4. When onion turns slightly brown, add ginger-garlic paste and fry for a few seconds (until the raw smell is gone).
5. Add chicken, saute and add quarter cup of water. Cover and cook for 10-12 minutes or until done. Chicken should be dry, free of chicken stalk. (If there is any stalk, drain and use it for chicken kuzhambu or chicken soup)
6. Add 3 teaspoons of Daily Samayal's Special Karimasala Podi (substitute it with 1 spoon chili powder, 2 spoons coriander powder, half spoon garam masala powder). Saute continuously until you get a rich brown color. It would take 5-6 minutes. (Caution: Don't let it stand without sauteing, this might result in burning).

Serve with Rice & Sambar, Rice & Chicken Kuzhambu, Rice & Meen Kuzhambu, Rice & Rasam, Curd Rice, Bisibelebath.


Akal's Saappadu said...

I too did chicken yesterday , creech creech (please don't mind this; this is what we say when we were kids to say to someone who has or who has done the same thing alike) :) old childhood habits :) unfortunately, you're not beside me, otherwise, I'd have pinched you :) that is included when I say Creech Creech :)

your chicken fry
looks hot and delicious; adding kadela ennai is something authentic :)

DailyDiva said...

Same pinch :)
Thanks for the comment, I visited your blog and left a comment there :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Sunday Virundhaa? Veetukku varalama? he he just kidding dear. I love naatu kozhi, very flavoursome, taaasteee, right. Guess Amish hen could be similar to our naatu kozhi. Since its hard to find in the market...I pretty much go with cornish hen!!

Sathya Sankar said...

chicken looks very delicious, love the colour....
First time here, you have a very nice space:)

Anonymous said...

i tried with the naatu kozhi ,i got frm indian shop, came out very ruberry what to do???-pl

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