Chicken kulambu

Chicken/mutton kulambu is the predominant dish in sundays in most of the houses in tamil nadu.My mom usually makes this chicken kulambu along with some chicken 65.Me and my brother usually finish the chicken65 before the lunch itself.obiviously this kulambu is bit spicy it goes well with rice.It can be easily done with the pressure pan.

Chicken thighs-1 lb
onion-1 + 1/2 finely chopped bigger ones
Tomato-1(finely chopped bigger ones)
ginger and garlic paste-1 tsp
curd-1/2 cup
sambar/kulambu powder-2+1/2 tsp
oil-2+1/2 tbsp
salt-as per taste

for grinding
coconut-3 tbsp
cashews-1 tbsp
dry chillies-3
fennel seeds-1/2 tsp

For tempering

cinnamon,cloves,elachi,fennel seeds,anistar,bay leaf-as per your need


1.Add oil in the pressure when it is hot add the items for tempering.

2.When it started spluttering add the onion when it is translucent add ginger garlic paste.

3.when the raw smell goes off add the tomatoes and cook it nicely.

4.Add the kulambu powder and fry it when the oil seperates add the salt,chicken and curd and fry it for few mnts until the water oozess out from the chicken.

5. finally add the grinded paste and little amount of water and close the lid.

6.After two whistle switch of the stove.

if you feel it is bit watery then let it boil gor few mnts on high flame until it reach desired consistency.


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