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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Nellore Kodi Pulusu (Chicken cooked in tamarind gravy)

This recipe i jotted down long back from a newspaper and tried it many times.The combination of chicken and tamarind is excellent and this curry is from a place called nellore in Andhra pradesh and is quite famous there.


Chicken 1 kg
Onion chopped 1
Tomato 1 (chopped into 4 pcs)
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Juice of half lemon
Salt as per taste

Wash chicken.Add all the above ingredients.Mix well.Pour one glass of water and cook.Once the chicken is soft and there is still some water remaining switch of the stove and keep aside.

Make a fine paste of the following ingredients:-

Fresh coconut 1 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Garam masala 1/2 tsp

For seasoning

Onion 1 chopped
Green chillies silted 2
Cloves 2
Cinnamon 1'' 2pcs
Cardamom 2
Curd 1 tbsp
Tamarind small lemon size (extract juice from tamarind)


Take oil in a pan,heat it and add cinnamon,cloves and cardamom.Once they crackle add onions and fry till brown in colour.Add green chillies and fry.
Add masala paste and fry till oil comes out.

Add curd and saute of 2-3 minutes.

Then add tamarind juice and let it boil for another 3-4 minutes.

Now pour in the boiled chicken along with water.

Cook on high flame for 10 minutes and then on low flame till it thickens into a gravy.

Serve hot with rice/dosa/parathas.


  1. Wow...that's an spicy and yummy recipe.....love the bowl...

  2. My MIL makes this recipe in a different way though...It looks awesomely smackalicious! Droolz!

  3. never heard or tasted kodi pulusu before... i have cooked chepala pulusu and egg pulusu... I should try it some time... :)

  4. I love chicken more than anything...my brother keeps telling that 'kodi pulusu' will be good, but I am kind of skeptical to try chicken with tamarind...after seeing ur post, I have now confidence to make one on my own. Good one, heard so much about it:)

  5. @Malar even i was having doubt when i cooked it for first time.The taste is awesome and the taste is more good when eaten next day with dosa

  6. hey i made fish with tamarind last weekend n it was gr8...will surely try ur recipe sometime.

  7. This look syummy. never treued chicken with tamarind sauce

  8. Nice tangy gravy Saritha. Picture looks very tempting and cute bowl :)

  9. చేపల పులుసు తెలుసు కాని కోడికూరతో కూడా పులుసు చేయొచ్చని ఇప్పుడే తెలిసింది. తప్పకుండా ప్రయత్నిస్తాను. ధన్యవాదాలు..

  10. nelluru kodi pulusu title ne chaala bavundi. kodi pulusu eppudu try cheyaledu e saari chudaali

  11. Chicken looks tangy and great with rice.

  12. Love kodi pulusu..we also make mutton+dosakai pulusu ...love them.......nice recipes you got there....waiting to see nellore fish pulusu recipe...:)

  13. Tempting chicken,goes well with rice

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