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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Kaadai Masala (Chettinad style) Quail roast

                                The recent hot sale in the popular chettinad restaurents in the town is the dishes made out of Kaadai(quail),a bird similar to young chicks.In the olden days this bird was not breeded.They grew on their own in small bushy areas and people who were able catch it cooked it.Now a days people find ways to get all they need and have started raising farms for this bird.kaadai is a tasty meat similar to chicken but known to be more stronger than chicken in heat.Hence for curing cold it is very good.It is not so tender as compared to the chicken we get these days.But I find it little more tastier compared to chicken.
                                                In all the chicken shops in Tamilnadu they sell this kaadai too.The one I bought cost Rs 40 each.4 of it was enough for we two.I today really miss my younger one who is the hostel, since she is the one crazy of these new non veg items .For blogging sake I got this and cooked. It is similar to chicken and can be cooked the same way.Our experience was really disappointing when we ordered it in a restaurent since we got almost only bones in one serving. People who have had it in hotels will surely agree with me.If we cook at home it will be better.however we have agree the fact that young quails will not have much flesh.When we buy it we have to select little bigger quails

Ingredients for marination
curd-2 table spoons
chili powder-1 table spoon
coriander powder-1 table spoon
Turmeric powder-1 teaspoon
garam masala-1/2 teaspoon
pepper powder-1 teaspoon
ginger garlic paste-1 teaspoon

Ingredients for the masala
small onions -20 minced
garlic minced-2 table spoons
tomatoes minced-2
chili powder-1 table spoon
ginger garlic paste-1 teaspoon
coconut milk-1/4 cup  (optional)

fennel seeds-1teaspoon
bay leaf-small piece
cinamon-2 small pieces
curry leaf-little

Wash the kaadai nicely .Cut the hutch back of the kaadai.Make small slits all through.Mix all the items mentioned in for 'marination 'in the curd and apply on the quails nicely and marinate for an hour.Non stick kadai will be good to cook this if you have else no problem. Keep the kadai in the stove.In two table spoons of cooking oil season the masala with the items given for seasoning.Now add the garlic pieces and saute for a minute.add the ginger garlic paste and saute well.now add the minced onion along with little salt and saute till they become translucent. Add the tomato minced and mix well.The chili powder can be added now.mix everything well.Add the kaadai pieces and stir nicely so that the masala gets coated in the pieces.cook for 5 minutes in medium fire with the lid closed.After 5 minutes open the kadai and add the coconut milk or water 1/4 cup .I recommend coconut milk since it will take care of the heat of this meat.Now close the kadai and cook for 10 minutes in medium flame.Now check that the meat is cooked. If not close the kadai and cook for some more time. Add little water if it is dry.Once you find the meat is cooked open the kadai and raise the flame a little and fry till the masala becomes thick.switch off the stove .Transfer it into a plate and coat the pieces with the masala left in the kadai.let the quails absorb the masala till it is served.


Skl said...

Hello aunty,
Good to see new recipe,we tried once at anjappar,was very delicious,never seen this meat at any store here,will look for it,nice presentation,photographs very well taken,It will be very tasty too as usual like other recipes in the blog,thank you,skl

Unknown said...

welcome aachi,
I was waiting for your receipe to get treat for my mouth.all of your receipes are amazing.
I realy miss you aachi.If I plan to cook any chettinad dish,this blog is my only decision.
each recipe here had its unique taste aachi.
This blog show me the easy way of chettinad cooking.As a begginer it is very helpful
Go ahead forever..Vaazhga valamudan.

Expecting more new items......

thank you

vasantha said...

Hi Achi,

I regular silent visitor to your blog. Tried many items all are turned out good except one or two. probably ratio differences. It is a VARAPRASADAM people like me. May god bless you Achi. please continue with new receipes.


Jeyanthini Kalimuthu said...

I am living in australia and I tried this recipe for the first time.it's been a huge success and very unique taste.Thank you very much.

Abhirami Muthu said...

my mouth is watering, the quails looks so yummy, but they are very hard to get here