Thursday, July 5, 2007

Chicken Pulusu or Gravy - Andhra Style

We call this Koodi Pulusu or Chicken Pulusu. Pulusu as in Telugu, means gravy which is not very thick but has running consistency. Amma prepares Chicken Pulusu with Dosa for Breakfast on Bhogi day during Sankranti or Pongal festival. Bhogi festival is not complete without this breakfast at our place. For Vegetarians, its Dosa with Jaggary and for Non-Veg, its always Chicken Pulusu with Dosa.

Here you go for the recipe.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 20 mins
Cuisine : Andhra

Ingredients needed:

Chicken - 500 gms
Onions - 200 gms
Tomato - 100 gms
Ginger - Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Coriander Leaves chopped - half cup
Cloves - 4
Cinnamon - 2"
Bay Leaf - 1
Fennel Seeds - 1 tsp
Coconut paste - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Oil - 1 tbsp
Butter - 1 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp
Water - 1 cup

Method to prepare:

Chop chicken to desired size.

Chop Onions, Tomatoes, coriander finely,

Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add cloves, cinnamon, fennel seeds and bay leaf. Then add onion and sauté well. Fry till its light brown in colour, then add ginger garlic paste. Fry till the raw smell is gone. Add coriander leaves. Keep few leaves for garnishing.

Then add chicken piece along with salt and turmeric pw. Fry on high flame for 5 mins. Ensure it doesn't get burnt.

Then add chilli powder, coriander pw, fry well so that the chicken pieces gets a coating. Then add tomatoes pieces, simmer it for 5 mins. Then add water and coconut paste. cover it with lid and bring to 1 whistle.

Once the pressure is out, remove the lid and put on high flame. Spinkle garam masala and then garnish with coriander leaves before removing from flame.

This can be served with Ragi Sangati, Parotta, Ghee Rice, Pooris or even plain rice.

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Asha said...

Mouthwateringly beautiful! I LOVE the color.Thanks Srivalli:))

Cynthia said...

My mouth is watering here. Send me some :)


hi ur chicken is sooo good.....nice blog...

Srivalli said...

Thanks Asha

Most welcome Cynthia..send me your address..:)

thanks shanti

Anonymous said...

hi srivalli garu,iam in united states and i dont know cooking.iam very glad to find your blog.after visiting your blog i got interest in cooking and iam cooking great now.My husband is enjoying the food.Thank you so much for everthing.thank u,thank u............

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Anonymous said...

tried it and it came out amazing...thanks srivalli

Sabita Sagi said...

tried it on kanuma as a side for peas pulao...turned out yummy...we loved it :) it will now be a side dish whenever i make pulao :) thanks srivalli.

Srivalli said...

Thanks for the feedback Sabita, glad you liked it.

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