Saturday, August 27, 2011

Kozhi Chuttathu

A wonderful catalyst to make your evenings live. Whether it be a party or a camp or an excursion, Kozhi chuttathu goes well with all ages.
It is a spicy dish, can be used as starters or accompaniments.

The Recipe
Clean and cut a 1.5 kg chicken into 8 - 10 pieces. make slits on all pieces.
Rub with 1 tsp turmeric powder and 1 tsp salt for 10 minutes.

Masala Powder
2 tbsp pepper (green pepper if available is the perfect ingredient, which gives the taste)
Cardamom- 8, Cloves - 7-8, Cinnamon 1.5 Inch
Grind all the above together

Masala Paste
Mix together the above Masala powder, 2 tbsp Chillie powder, Garlic 8-10 pods ( finely crushed), Ginger 1.5 Inch ( finely crushed), 2 tbsp Sesame oil and 2 tbsp Curd

Final preparation
Marinate the chicken in the above masala paste, correct salt and keep aside for 1.5 hours.

Get Set Go.......
Wrap the chicken pieces with juice/ masala in a big banana leaf ( Green leaf of Teak also will do).
At least three layers of leaf is required.

Cook in ember/ live coal for around half an hour.

Serve Hot. This is a spicy recipe.

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