EASY CHICKEN KOZUMBU OR GRAVY


EASY CHICKEN KOZUMBU OR GRAVY
This is my MIL’s recipe. This is a Sunday breakfast special at my in-laws place. We usually have this as a side dish for idlis or dosas. This can be had a side with rice and rotis too but this dish is super spicy. The spice level can be adjusted according to personal preferences. We usually add a lot of heat to non-vegetarian dishes. The chicken can also be substituted with lamb but the cooking time for lamb should be increased accordingly. The time taken to cook this dish is usually 20-25 minutes.

INGREDIENTS:
Chicken, 1 lb.
Red onions, medium-sized 4.
Roma tomatoes, medium-sized, 3.
Ginger-garlic paste, 1 teaspoon.
Turmeric powder, ¼ teaspoon.
Chili powder, 4 teaspoons.
Coriander powder, 4 teaspoons.
Ground black pepper, 1 teaspoon.
Garam masala or chicken masala (optional), 1 teaspoon.
Curry leaves, 1 spring.
Chopped cilantro, ½ cup.
Salt as per taste.
Thalipu vadakam (optional), 1/4 teaspoon.

PREPARATION:
Clean the chicken and cut it into bite-size pieces. Dice the onions and tomatoes finely. Take a pressure cooker or pressure pan and add the chicken pieces, diced tomatoes, onions, chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, ginger-garlic paste and salt and mix everything once. Pour water in the cooker just enough the cover the chicken. Cook the chicken for up to 3-4 whistles and switch off the stove to let the pressure down. Heat another pan with a teaspoon of oil. Add the vadakam and let it fry for a few seconds. Then add the cooked chicken gravy along with ground pepper, curry leaves, and cilantro and let it cook for 5 more minutes until the desired consistency is reached. Serve hot with rice, idlis, dosas, or breads.

NOTE: Thalipu vadakam is a mixture of fenugreek seeds, cumin, mustard seeds mixed with dried pearl onions and garlic. We usually add it as a seasoning for gravies like sambar, rasam etc. Another seasoning method used by my MIL is that she fries a teaspoon of very finely chopped onions until they are brown and adds it on top of the gravy. This also gives a good flavor to the dish.

29 comments:

Bergamot said...

Looks nice and spicy...yumm

Astra Libris said...

Oh my goodness, I love chicken recipes in the pressure cooker!! You just made my day! :-) I can't wait to try this one! Thank you!

Shama Nagarajan said...

looks yummy....nice recipe

Vrinda said...

Garavy looks creamy and delish...yummy easy recipe...

Parita said...

You made the entire curry in pressure cooker? wow nice one!

Padma said...

Nice spicy gravy ... perfect for idli/dosas/parotta's ... looks yummy :)

Ann said...

Gita,the gravy looks so rich and fine..Plenty of recipes of chicken we may have..but woul dlove to experiment more..have one in my draft too.

littletastebuds said...

Gravy looks so creamy and spicy.
yummy curry.

Poornima Nair said...

That's indeed an easy curry...looks delicious.

Priya said...

hey Gita....I don't eat meat but the gravy here sounds delicious!

Pooja said...

Wow looks so spicy n yummy!

Sanghi said...

Mm easy curry.. even i make the same way with some coconut paste for extra taste..!

Viki's Kitchen said...

wow , MIL recipe is very classic. I am drooling. Asathittinga Gita.

aquadaze said...

wow, what an easy and quick recipe!!

ARUNA said...

its very very tempting gravy Gita!

Priya said...

Delicious gravy, simple, easy and spicy chicken gravy makes me hungry Gita!!

Preeti Singh said...

chicken looks great Gita....will go perfect with plan rice or paratha...

Sireesha said...

Gravy looks creamy and rich...

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow...looks spicy and yum.....

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks awesome...

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

hai Gita..hw r u??? i couldnt catch up ur previous recipes...wl go through each for sure....This one is a super recipe....i love chicken dishes... :) romba nalla irukku... :)

sangi said...

Haven't heard abt 'Thalipuvadakam'
...tnx for sharing a new chicken dish dear...thick gravy...yyuummy

Priti said...

Nice and yum...and easy as you said...the soy buns looks so cute

Vani said...

Looks wonderful!

Preety said...

gravy looks so creamy

Suparna said...

hi gita,
ur recipes are so easy and look so great! love such easy to fix dishes.
TC

Yasmeen said...

Spicy gravy,gita.Tomatoes must also make this nice and tangy :P

n33ma said...

hmmmmmm nice recipe.

Doli said...

hey Gita, i tried this recipe but the curry was a bit watery and unlike how it looks creamy and rich in your picture.. could you let me know how to get it thick as ur curry