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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Natukodi Vepudu/Country Chicken Fry

Natukodi/Country chicken is where the chickens are raised in the houses or farms. No commercially processed feed is fed to them. Hence the chicken taste is distinct from the regular chickens. The meat is a little tough hence needs extra time to cook.
I got natukodi from our farm and made curry and fry with it. There is no comparison with the chicken we get it from the shops. Everyone in the family loved it.
Normally Country chicken is burnt and cooked with the skin to enhance the taste.  I took the skin off as we don't like the texture of it.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes 
Cook Time: 45 minutes 
Serves : 4-5


Natukodi/Country Chicken: 1 kg
Onion : 3 sliced thinly 
Ginger garlic paste: 2 teaspoons
Fresh ground coconut : 2 tablespoons 
Red chili powder: 2 teaspoons
Chicken masala powder : 2 teaspoons
Turmeric: 1 teaspoon
Water : 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Cilantro/coriander leaves: To garnish.


Clean and Wash the chicken well. Add salt and Turmeric to the chicken and mix well. Keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add onions. Sauté them till they turn translucent.
Add ginger garlic paste and fry for 1 minute.
Add the fresh ground coconut and sauté for 2 minutes.
Add chicken, mix well and cook for 15 minutes. Simmer, Add water, red chili powder, chicken masala powder, mix well, close lid and cook for 25-30 minutes while stirring occasionally until the chicken is done.
Turn off the stove and garnish the chicken.
Serve hot with Rasam/sambhar rice or as a starter.

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