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Sunday, July 6, 2008

Chettinad Kozhi Rasam (Chettinad Chicken Rasam)

Kozhi Rasam is very popular in chettinad. This rasam made in temples like Kali Kovil during Poosai Poduthal when they sacrifice kozhi or kadai will be very tasty .Last time when We went home during summer holidays my daughter and myself got a chance to taste this rasam in a poosai in the local Kali Kovil. The taste of which I can’t describe in words. My daughter from that day is going on asking me to prepare this rasam. This Rasam though spicy is an excellent home remedy for common cold. The cold will vanish the next day. I got the recipe for the rsam from the people who cooked in the temple itself. As they were cooking large quantities they were not able to provide exact measurements. I prepared the rasam two or three times and got an idea of the measurements and got ready to share the recipe with you people
Ingredients
Chicken (bony pieces)-250 gms
Chopped pearl onion-15
Tomato-1
Chilli powder-1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric powder-1 teaspoon


Ingredients (to grind) (Rasam powder)
Pepper corns-1 teaspoon
Small jeera -1 teaspoon
Fennel seeds-1/2 teaspoon
Corriander powder-1 teaspoon
Red chillies-2
Small onion-4
Garlic-5
Procedure
Wash the chicken nicely. Pressure cook the chicken along with the minced onion, tomatoes and chili powder adding 5 cups of water. Add the turmeric powder and half the salt needed. Wait for a whistle and then simmer the flame. Cook for another 8 minutes and switch off the stove.
Prepare rasam powder by grinding fennel seeds, pepper corn, small jeera and chilies first. Once they are powdered nicely add the coriander powder. Grind once. Now add the garlic and onion and grind together without adding water.
Open the cooker. Strain the rasam and keep aside.
Now keep the kadai in the stove.In ½ teaspoon oil season the rasam with ½ teaspoon of small jeera and curry leaves. Pour the rasam into the kadai. Add the rasam powder and the salt needed. Bring the rasam to a nice boil and switch off the stove.

The strained out chicken pieces can be added to the chicken fry if you prepare one separately in the final stage and mixed well or you can fry the pieces with little onion, tomatoes and chili powder.
The rasam can be garnished with coriander leaves while serving

48 comments:

Cham said...

Wow, sound very interesting the Kozhi rasam :) I ve heard about amavasai pattayail but never tasted the temple food..... Great in winter time cold....

Sujatha said...

Wow, I am drooling on your rasam :) I'm familiar with this dish through a cookbook, but have never tried it.. I am soon going to try your version.. Thanks for sharing!

Illatharasi said...

Great.... I had it yestreday in a restaurant;) but yours look healthy and tasty... I will try this:)

Revathi said...

anyaaaayam . looks superb - i finallly read the chettinad flavours book - I should say I was disappointed. I was expecting to read something about the chettiars' lifestyle and little history/anecdotes behind the recipes rather it was monotonous and the ingredients names are not also not clear. someone new to chettinad food or tamil food will find it very difficult to follow the book -

kamala said...

Appa loves chettinad kozhi rasam very much..I have bookmarked this.

Solai Chidambaram said...

Yes Revathi.I too found it difficult to come out of a dish out of those recipes.But all the names are genuine chettinad items. I feel that they have modified the ingredients from the authentic recipes.However able to get an idea of the traditional chettinad itemsMany of our food bloggers like sujatha are writing recipes exactly the chettiar way

notyet100 said...

this looks delicious,..saw this on vanis post willmake this soon,..i am big fan of chettinad food,..thnks for sharin,..

Sujatha said...

Aachi, I made this yesterday and it came out awesome!! Haven't posted this on my blog yet.. Before even taking the photo, I was so tempted to taste it and it just got finished in a moment. My daughter and I had a blast! :) I am sure I'll do it often from now on and will take the picture to post next time :) Thanks so much for this recipe.

Illatharasi said...

Hi Solai, in case if you have not seen my post.... :)

http://illatharasi.blogspot.com/2008/07/unexpected-surprise-chettinadu.html

Solai Chidambaram said...

Thankyou illatharasi

Raji said...

Hi Solai, m new to this blog.only came across this couple of days back..and hav been goin thru quite a number of recipes.And my my u hav such wonderful chettinad recipes which i cud never find anywhere else.i tried ur Chettinad Kozhi Rasam for lunch today and its awesome.everyone at home just loved it.thank u so much for having given us such wonderful recipes.i hav written down some of ur recipes in my recipe book..will try them all for sure..
THANK U ONCE AGAIN

Cinthuja said...

This recipe came out really really well..and itz a hit in my house..thanks so much aunty. you ROCK

R.Punitha said...

Hi ,
it sounds very well and i want to subscribe to your site,
please help me. Thank you.

Sundarakoteeswaran said...

Hi,This tastes very good during winter.I added some lemon juice and little dry cocunut and converted it into kOzhi kolumbu.For people like me away from India your website is the best. Valzgha Tamil !!!

Ray said...

My wife tried this and it came out excellent. Super Spicy Chettinad Naatu Kozhi Rasam.

I tried it with Chicken broth and it was a little bitter, but it still tasted good. But it couldn;t beat your original recipe that my wife followed.

subhasini said...

Hi Solai,

Thanks for posting this recipe. Very different one. This is the first time I came to your blog. Awesome taste. We loved it.

Keep posting lot of Chettinad recipes.

Subha

Deepa said...

I tried this recipe. It is great!!!

The Quizzed One said...

Hi aachi,

Just stumbled on to your blog while searching for recipe of chettinad kozhambu milagai thool. I really love kozhi rasam, so does my hubby. So I was curious on how ur recipe goes and it sure sounds delicious. I'm just wondering, when we say rasam, I usually associate it with adding tarmarind water. So for kozhi rasam, there is no need for tarmarid water?

Priyadharisini said...

Dear Aachi!!!

Oh my god!I loved ur kozhi rasam. I was not well, terribly i want to have our traditional spicy chicken rasam. In US we cannot even expect this kind of foods. So i was searching recipes on web that time i found ur recipes. U remind me of my mom's cooking.So i tried ur recipe immediately. Oh!!its heavenly!! my self and my husband we both liked it. Thanks for posting this recipe. PLs keep up ur good work and post more traditional recipes so that people like me, who new to cooking get benefited.

Solai Chidambaram said...

Very happpy that I am able to help you out when you are not well with my traditional recipes Priya

soosan said...

Hello Mrs Chidambaram,I have recently(1 month) been visiting your blog.excellent recipes.I tried your chicken rasam.it came out very well.manythanks.i am 8 months pregnant and living abroad and since i found your blog, me,my hubby and my littleone have been enjoying good chettinad food.thank you so much madam.

soosan said...

Hello Mrs Chidambaram,I have recently(1 month) been visiting your blog.excellent recipes.I tried your chicken rasam.it came out very well.manythanks.i am 8 months pregnant and living abroad and since i found your blog, me,my hubby and my littleone have been enjoying good chettinad food.thank you so much madam.

Valli said...

My mother sent me a big chettinad samayal book. I wasn't very comfortable with it. Your kozhi kolambu looks so authentic, just what i really wanted. I never cook non veg at home. But I thought I'll try this one. thanks for your recipes. There're awesome. I've just forwarded your site to my twin Devi.

meenal said...

hi achi
i tried your rasam its awesome, my husband and my kid liked very muchand today i going to try pepper chicken.
thanks for sharing

Santa said...

Hai aunty...

I am new to cooking... But the ingredients and picture itself are mouth watering. Can you tell me the exact amt of water(5 cups) not able to guess..

Thank you n keep up ur good work...

Love to learn from you..

Solai Chidambaram said...

santa,If you have standard steel tumbler add 4 tumblers else add 800 ml water.nothing wrong if the measurement varies little

Santa said...

Thanks aunty..

I tried it last week was simply superb...

Had a true chettinad starter....

$$ said...

Dear Solai,
Me and my husband are having cold for the past one week and we tried your Kozhi Rasam today.It came out really good and tasty.. Thanks for the recipe.

Thanks,
Vani

Muralidharan said...

After reading this receipe, my wife made it and it came out great. I had cod and this was the perfect Soup for my soul.

Thanks for sharing and spending the time for blogging all this wonderful receipe's.

Mikka Nanri.

Murali.

SUVI said...

Hello aachi .. being a newly married Im only a beginner in cooking & I hardly know a few varieties .. Since Im staying in US I felt helpless in trying new recipes .. I tried ur kozhi rasam and loads of appreciation poured out from my hubby for preparing it..
I like d way you explain d recipe & itz easy to understand ..thks a lot for ur grt help :)

Srilakshmi said...

Hi Solai,

This kozhi rasam receipe is really super. I tried it today and it came out very well. My husband and kids loved it too. Good one for winter.. Thanks for the receipe

Summa said...

Aachi,
Unga Kozhi Rasam innaikku panninean.
Inge kulir weatherukku romba supera irundhadhu. I like all of your recipes. Veg and Non-veg soup recipiye upload pannunga.

vini said...

I tried Kozhi rasam today with all the ingredients you have mentioned.It was fantastic ,spicy and my hubby liked it too.I love chettinad foods.Thank you aunty.Please keep posting more recipes.
Vineeta

Mahesh said...

I am not a good cook, but i tried this the other day as my wife had been having cold for several days. She just loved this and felt it was very releiving for her cold. I myself was drooling over it a bit even though I am a vegetarian. I also deep fried the strained chicken with chilli powder and salt. Though it turned into small pieces as it was already well cooked, my wife really loved it.
Thanks very much.
madhu
London

koulu said...

Hi Akka,

Thanks for your Rasam-Chicken recipe.I'm residing in Northen Europe and your recipe brings back my mum's memory.

Have a nice day
Madumalar

Fabiola said...

I tried ur Kozhi Rasam today. It came out very well. My son liked it very much. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Lindra said...

I tried your chicken rasam recipe and it really came out very well. Such an Excellent recipe. Thanks for sharing aunty.

Nantha said...

looks delicious....! I will try this....!

keira said...

Hi love ur recipes...but are tis recipes meant for 2 yr old to eat...cos I'm running out of ideas for her lunch and dinner.I'm singaporean Indian.

Thks Solai auntie.

Solai Chidambaram said...

Keira,all my recipes can be given to a 2 year old.dont worry.give little first.

Lindra said...

Is this recipe good for pregnant ladies aachi?

Solai Chidambaram said...

If you are in late stage of pregnancy,I dont think that this will do any harm.

Asha said...

hi aachi,
i tried your kozhi rasam, but instead of chicken i did with crab...it came out really well...my hubby liked it.credit goes to you...thks aachi...

G3 said...

Aunty,I love all ur recipes.But got chance to prepare dis rasam first:).The taste was yummy yummy and we loved it a lot.I have also included the recipe in my blog too:)

gowry said...

Hi solai,
I stumbled upon your blog when i was searching for kozhi rasam, to get rid of my nasty cold. I tried and it turned out really awesome. My son who dosen't like rasam became a very big fan of kozhi rasam and asked me y can't u make this kind of rasam?
Thank u very much 4 sharing this lovely recipe.

Gowry

Sounthra said...

Dear Solai,
Loved your rasam. It helped my son who was down with flu. BTW, I did not discard the chicken pcs, instead seasoned it straight away with the liquid. It was an ooomph... with bite size chicken swimming inside the rasam.

Kudos.
Mrs Nalayah (Malaysian)

Skl said...

Hello aunty,
This recipe was really delicious,very nutritious and healthy,
All your recipes turn out wonderful,thank you for writing such an awesome blog,skl

AJ said...

Thank yiu ma'am for this recipe. I love making this rasam and it reminds me of my childhood when my grandma used to prepare rasam for me.