Naatukozhi Masala Recipe/ Tasty Nattukozhi curry for Chapathi/ Appam/ Parotta
Chicken is one of the richest source of protein, especially Naatukozhi or Country chicken has become so much in demand these days. Everyone are shifting towards a healthy eating habit. We are hesitating so much to buy broiler chicken due to the news on the side effects of having it and how it is grown. Once I see chicken the first thing which comes to my mind is ' is it really chicken??' Whats the point having food with no enjoyment? I completely stopped having chicken outside from few days and I prepared this Naatukozhi Masala after a long break. Since it is totally healthy we all thoroughly relished the chicken at home. I always believe that when you want a healthy life you can slighly compromise on the taste. Country chicken may not be as tasty as the regular ones but it is very healthy comparitively. Let us introduce a healthy eating lifestyle for our future generation also.
This Naatukozhi Masala is a tasty sidedish where the chicken is cooked in Indian spices. The flavour of coconut adds the richness to the gravy and it goes very well with Chapathi/ Appam. Learn how to make this tasty Naatukozhi Masala with easy stepwise pics.
- 500 gms Naatukozhi/ Country chicken
- 3 tbsp Gingelly Oil
- 1/2 inch piece Cinnamon
- 1 Star anise
- 1/2 tsp Fennel seeds
- 2 Cloves
- 1 Bay leaf
- 2 Onions chopped
- Curry leaves
- 1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
- 2 Tomatoes chopped
- 1 tbsp Coriander powder
- 2 tbsp Chilly powder
- 1/8 tsp Turmeric powder
- Rock Salt
- Coriander leaves
- 1/2 cup Coconut
- 20 gms Cashews
- 1 tsp Poppy seeds
- 1 piece Cinnamon
- 3 Cloves
- 3 Cardamon
- 1 tsp Peppercorns
Add little water and Grind all the ingredients given for masala to a thick paste.
In a cooker heat oil and add bay leaf, star anise, cardamon, cloves and fennel seeds.
Add chopped onions and curry leaves. Fry till it turns transparent.
Add ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell goes.
Add chopped tomatoes and little salt. Cook till it turns mushy.
Add turmeric, coriander and chilly powder. Mix together and add coriander leaves. Cook for 2-3 mins.
Now add the cleaned chicken required salt and mix well. Cook for 5-6 whistles. (The whistle counts depends on the chicken. If it is not cooked then cooked for 2 more whistles)
Open the lid when the pressure is completely down. Add the masala paste and cook till the gravy becomes thick.
Tasty Naatukozhi masala is ready.