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chicken thanni kulambu recipe for idli and dosa

erode style chicken thanni kulambu recipe
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Tamilnadu cuisine
Keyword: chicken recipes, kongunad cuisine, kongunad recipes, popular south indian recipe
Servings: 4 people
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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chicken masala spice powder: to dry roast and grind to powder

  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 4-5 no cloves
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp peppercorns
  • 7-8 no red chillies
  • 1 tbsp rice
  • 1/8 cup coriander seeds

for the onion coconut masala

  • 2-3 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 cup small onions
  • 3 sprig curry leaves
  • 3 tbsp coconut grated

for the curry

  • 3 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1.5 tbsp crushed ginger garlic
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 500 gms chicken
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste


  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves


  • dry roast all the spices given under to roast and grind. roast until aromatic and rice puffs up. 
  • cool and grind it to a fine powder. 
  • heat oil and add small onions and fry until slightly brown. 
  • add curry leaves, grated coconut and mix well. fry for few seconds. 
  • cool and grind the mixture along with 3/4th of the spice powder prepared. 
  • pulse it once, add 1 cup water and grind smooth. 
  • add more water to make it thin. 
  • heat oil in a cooker and saute crushed ginger garlic. 
  • further add curry leaves, clean chicken pieces, turmeric powder and fry until chicken leaves out water. 
  • add prepared masala, 1.5 cups water, salt and mix well. 
  • lastly, add more spice powder adjusting the spice of the curry. close and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles. 
  • open and mix well. for tempering: heat oil and crackle mustard seeds and curry leaves. 
  • add this tempering to the curry and mix once.