Kozhi-Kumbhalanga Curry/Chicken Ash-Gourd Curry

This curry is a unique combination of Chicken and Ash Gourd in a spicy masala.This  is popular in kunnakulam-Thrissur side of Kerala state .It tastes great with rice or Roti.

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Ingredients

  1. Ash Gourd/Kumbalanga ( cut into medium cubes) – 1/2 kg
  2. Chicken (cut into medium pieces) – 1/2 kg
  3. Onion(chopped) – 1
  4. Tomato – 1
  5. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  6. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
  7. Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
  8. Coconut milk – 1/2 cup
  9. Coconut oil
  10. Salt

For Roasting

  1. Grated coconut – 1/2 cup
  2. Shallots – 10
  3. Garlic cloves – 10
  4. Ginger(chopped) – 1 tsp
  5. Dry red chilly –10
  6. Coriander seeds – 1tbsp
  7. Fennel Seeds/Perumjeerakam – 1/2 tsp
  8. clove- 1
  9. Cinnamon piece – 2” piece
  10. Peppercorns – 6
  11. curry leaves – 2 sprigs

For Tempering

  1. Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  2. Dry Red Chilly –2
  3. Curry leaves

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Preparation

  1. First heat a pan on medium flame and dry Roast the ingredients listed for roasting.Take care not to get burned.once it is done,remove from fire. Let it cool.Grind it to a fine paste
  2. Heat coconut oil in a kadai.Saute chopped onion,chopped tomatoes and once it is done,add turmeric powder,red chilly powder,coriander powder, and once the raw smell goes, add chicken pieces to it and mix well.
  3. Add little water to it and cover and cook for 15 minutes.
  4. Once chicken is cooked well,add ash gourd pieces to it and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Add coconut paste and salt to it. stir well.
  6. cover and cook for 3 minutes on medium flame.
  7. Add coconut milk to it. once it starts to boil,remove from fire.
  8. Heat oil in a pan. splutter mustard seeds, dry red chilly and curry leaves.
  9. Add the tempering to the curry.
  10. serve with Rice.

Recipe Source:”Thaninadan” cookery show

 

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