This is how exactly we prepare the Chicken Kulambu in Kongunadu. We don’t normally eat Non-Veg during the month of Puratasi. So we make substitues for chicken during that period. This recipe is a substitute of Chicken Curry Kulambu. Cabbage can also be replaced with Mushroom or Potato. Home made Curry Masala is the plus here, it gives the extra flavor and also a unique taste.

Cabbage Gravy / Muttaikose KulambuCabbage Gravy / Muttaikose Kulambu

Muttaikose Kulambu / Cabbage Gravy / ( Muttakose )
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • Cabbage – ½ ( small )
  • Coriander Leaves – 2 tbsp
To Fry and Grind :
  • Big Onion – 1½
  • Tomato – 1 no
  • Coriander Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Poppy Seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Fennel Seeds – ½ tsp
  • Pepper – ¼ tsp
  • Red Chili – 2 no
  • Garlic – 2 no
  • Home made Curry Masala Powder – 3 tsp
  • Sakthi Chicken Masala – 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 1 tsp
For Seasoning :
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Green Chili – 2 no
  • Curry Leaves – 1 strand
  • Big Onion – ½ ( Finely Chopped )
  • Tomato – ½ no
  • Turmeric – ¼ tsp
  • Salt – as required.
Instructions
PREP:
  1. Chop the onions. Chop cabbage into length wise. Chop coriander leaves.
  2. Use the ingredients in “To Fry and Grind ” Section. In a pan pour oil, add coriander seeds, chopped onion and fry till onion is translucent. Add the Poppy Seeds, Fennel Seeds, Pepper, Red Chili, Garlic and fry for few minutes.
COOKING:
  1. Add the home made curry masala powder, chicken masala, garam masala and fry for 1 min, you get nice aroma. Add the tomato and switch off the stove. Allow it to cool down. Grind it into a fine paste.
  2. Use the ingredients in ” For Seasoning ” Section. In a pan pour Oil, add green chili, Curry Leaves, Onion and fry till onion turns golden brown. Add cabbage, turmeric and salt. Fry for a min. Add the ground paste, water – 1 cup and allow it to cook for 10 – 15 min. Taste for salt and add if required. Garnish with coriander leaves.
TIPS:
  1. Don’t over cook the cabbage.
  2. If you are looking for the authentic taste, use home made chicken masala.
Notes
This goes good with White Rice, Chapathi.

(*)  Recipe from my Cousin.