Friday, January 12, 2007

Chettinad Chicken Kuruma and Three things Meme...


Chicken - 2 lbs
Onion - 2 (medium sized)
Tomato - 2 (roma )
Ginger garlic paste - 2tbsp
Red Chilli powder - 1tsp
Dania powder - 1tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2tsp
Green chillies - 2
Pepper powder - 1tsp
Perunjeeragam - 1tsp |
Cardamom - 2 |can subsitute whole garam masalas with 1tsp of garam masala pwd
Cinnamon - 1 |
Cloves - 2 |
Oil - as needed
Curry leaves - as needed
Salt - as needed

For grinding

Coconut - 2tbsp
Pottu kadalai/Dalia - 2tbsp


Cut Chicken into medium pieces and clean it.In a pan, heat oil and fry all the whole garam masalas and then add green chillies and onion.Fry till onions are golden brown.Now add ggpaste and tomatoes.Fry well till tomatoes are fully cooked and add chiili,dania,pepper and turmeric powders.Fry till raw smell is gone and then add grounded coconut+dalia paste.Fry for about 4 mins.Finally add chicken, salt,curry leaves and just enough water.Mix well and cover and cook for 10 min.s on medium flame.Then open and cook till chicken is well cooked and gravy is thick.Serve hot with idly,rice or roti.

Three things Meme

First, Thanks to Lakshmiammal for tagging me.I really enjoyed writing this...

Three things that make me laugh

1.My son's "mm sorry","Thankku","hat appened" his way..just cracks me up..
2.Stupid n' hilarious dance moves by H
3.Any good cinema comedy

Two things that made me cry

1.Having my son was a happy cry though..
2.When H doesn't listen or gives no attention when i am serious abt something (like his smoking).

Three things that make me scare

2.Traffic police..yeap..i don't know why..?
3.My son getting hurt or something

Three things I love

2.Son,Hubby and Family

Three things I hate

1.Hate itself
3.My Patience...(I'm very very patient)

Three things I don’t understand

1.Talking about others when you have your own handsfull to handle?
2.What inspires any person to invent what insipired to go to the moon?
3.Why start too many knitting/crochet all at the same time with a toddler in the home?

Three things on my desk

1.Vicks Vaporub (i am addicted to it)
2.My Notebook in which i write Sriramajayam.
3.TV Remote

Three things I am doing right now

1.Watching David Letterman while typing this
2.Waiting for my lil' one to finish his milk
3.Watching Dad and son fight in the bed...(their bedtime ritual)

Three things I can do

1.Talk nonstop and loud(this got me into playing MIL in a school play):)))
2.Laugh and make others laugh
3.And some cooking,knitting,etc etc

Three things one should never listen to

3.and others ( always listen to yourself...)

Three favourite foods

1.Amma's idly with onion chutney
2.Grandma's Theeyal with rice
3.MIL's Sambhar,Aviyal and Thayir pacchadi

Three beverages I drink regularly

1.Coffee in the morning which H makes
2.Water (is it considered as a beverage?)
3.Leftover juice from son's zippy cup.

Three Tv shows I watched / books I read as a kid

2.Lotz of Rajendrakumar
3.All kinda magazines like Vikatan,Kumudam(Yeap, don't remember reading any cartoons or comic books)

Three fellow bloggers I would like to tag

Mallugirl of Malluspice
Viji of vcuisine
Nidhi of Cooking made easy


Rashmi said...

yummy kurma.

I have added you to my blogroll.

Even i have posted a version of chettinad chicken kurma.Will try yours too.


Asha said...

YAY!! Another Kurma recipe for me! I have started collecting them.Love it with the Idlis,never tried it!:)
LOved reading your Three things MeMe too!Happy Pongal!:))

Nidhi said...

Nice recipe of Chicken and that is served with Idli...Thats interesting.

Really liked reading your MEME for 3 Things. And Thanks a lot Maheswari for tagging me for 3 Things. I will definitely take it.

Mallugirl said...

Thanks for tagging and I was trying to escape writing it but I guess I will have to do it now.:)

Mallugirl said...

OOps!I collect chicken chettinad recipes ever since I first tsted it in bombay. So another one for my colllection!

Lakshmik said...

Hi Maheshwari

I am a vegetarian. But I love Chettinad food. Can I substitute veggies instead of chicken in this recipe?

Revathi said...

Did not know whether I was going to comment.. but so rajendrakumar novels and vikatan kumudam - ahaaaaaa I was a rajeshkumar fan once a upona time...all those detective crimes haaaaa.. turned me nostalgic. thanks

btw chettinaad chicken looks awesome !!

Maheswari said...

Rashmi thanks.I would try yours soon as i love chettinad.
Asha,Thanks.Chicken Kuruma and idlies excellent combination.hope you would try soon.
Nidhi,waiting for your meme.
Shaheen,No escaping..:)Try chettinad chicken and let me know.
Lakshmik, i guess u could subsitute cauliflower.
Revathi, i like your name.I don't know why i always wanted to have a friend named revathi but never had.Glad to know you thru blogging.And rajendrakumar...i really miss those novels.

viji said...

Hi Maheswari, nice to know about you. I was already tagged (and that too recently). :). Nice write up. Enjoyed reading it. Viji

Rashmi said...

Happy pongal!