cornish hen curry

Aka ..naatu kozhi kozhambhu

My Dh asked me to prepare this so I googled and came across this forum where whis wonderful lady Mrs Mano gives wonderful aunthentic recipes .I prepared it and it was so good Dh drank a cup of the curry and Sh ate 4-5 pieces of chicken .Normally I wud just provide a link but since this is from a forum , I dont want to take risk.Thank you Mrs Mano

onion-3[nicely chopped]
tomato-3[nicely crushed]
ginger paste=1tbsp
garlic paste-1tbsp
chilli pr-11/2tbsp
coriander pr-11/2tbsp
coconut[shredded]-2 handfuls
fennel seeds-1sp
cummin seeds-1sp
Dry roast one handful of boiled rice and 11/2 sp fennel seeds to a light brown color and powder them.
corinder leaves-1 handful
curry leaves-a few
enough oil and salt to taste
turmeric powder-1sp
Pour oil in the hot pan and add the onion and tomatoes.cook them until the oil floats on the top. Then add the ginger and garlic pastes and again cook them until the oil comes on the surface. Now add 1 cup of water,chilli powder and coriander powder and turmeric powder.Let it boil for 10 minutes.Grind the coconut,cummin seeds, peppercorns and the fennel seeds to a fine paste and add to the gravy.Add enough salt and water and cook until the gravy as well as the chicken are well cooked.The gravy should not be very thick. Now reduce the fire to medium,add the roasted powder, and the greens. Mix well and cook for ten more minutes.


Normally weekends are for fish curry but Dh wanted to watch the world cup so he went nearby actually next door  to Ralph’s and bought 2 lb+ chicken for just $2 …amazing !Normally we buy fresh fish and that is slightly more expensive and comes to around $30 every week.


2 responses to “cornish hen curry

  1. It sounds yummy! Is it a Kerala dish? is where I got it from.I don’t know if it is a kerala dish , her name is Mrs Mano u can se it in the forum,she says she is from chettinad a part of tamilnadu .
    Welcome to my blog 🙂

  2. Sounds so delicious!! I don’t have boiled rice…could I substitute with regular basmati rice – probably won’t give the real taste, right?

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