When i went through Sailu's Kitchen, this chicken pickle catched my attention and went through the recipe which was quite interesting and sounds truly delicious; also its completely new for me, being born and brought from seashore city, we peoples used to make pickles with prawns and fishes but never tried out with chicken, even when i told that am gonna try chicken pickle to my DH, he didnt trusted me and he was pulling my legs saying that chicken pickles doesnt exist in Indian cuisine, the way he talked, pulled me to prepare this kodi avakaya from Sailu's kitchen coz her click itself tempted me and i immediately got hooked with that particular post...I prepared this kodi avakaya with half kg of chicken pieces to give a trail, but i was wrong coz this pickle vanished within few minutes when i served along with sambar and rasam rice, needless to say how my DH reaction was, lol even now i cant forget the way he looked at me when i served him this chicken pickle...This chicken pickle tastes awesomeee!!!!..i deduced the quantity given in the original recipe else i followed each and every step as the original recipe went for..Sending this pickle to T&T-Saliu's Kitchen guest hosted by Lakshmi, event by Zlamushka..
1/2kg Chicken with bones(cut them as bite size pieces)
3/4tbsp Ginger garlic paste
3/4tbsp Red chilly powder
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1+1/2tbsp Coriander seeds
1/2tbsp Cumin seeds
1/2tbsp Poppy seeds
3/4tsp Fenugreek seeds
1inch Cinnamon stick
1/2no Star anise
15nos Curry leaves
10nos Garlic cloves
2nos Dry red chillies
Dry roast all the spices one by one in low flame given in the list for spice powder, let them cool, once they get colled, grind the spices as fine powder and keep aside..
Heat 2tbsp oil in a vessel, add the chicken, ginger garlic paste and salt and cook everything in medium flame and reduce the heat and cook until the oil gets separates...now the chicken pieces would have get well cooked and without any water...This is very important for making this pickle...keep aside..
Heat the oil given in tempering list and add the curry leaves, dry red chillies,garlic cloves and saute everything for few minutes, add the cooked chicken pieces along with the oil, add the grounded spice powder and combine well, cook in medium flame until the spice powder and chicken get well cooked together..meanwhile squeeze out the juice from the lemons and heat them for 3minutes and let them cool aside...Add this cooled lemon juice to the cooking chicken pickle and put off the stove..
Cool completely the pickle and store in an air tightened bottle and enjoy as side dish..