Chicken kulambu (Virudhunagar style)

chicken kulambu

Chicken Kulambu is a very basic,simple recipe most of us make at home with chicken.They do differ in taste with variations of the ingredients we use.Always use freshly ground items to make Chicken Kulambu for it enhances the aroma and flavour of it.This Chicken kulambu recipe which I have posted is easy to prepare with very few ingredients.So,bachelors and newbie cooks can give it a try.Lets make them and enjoy with our favorite breakfast or lunch with a cup of steamed rice.





250 g chicken

6 shallots

1 cup coconut milk

1 tsp ginger garlic paste

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

1 & 1/2 tsp cumin powder

2 tbsp oil

Water as required

Salt to taste


8-10 shallots

6-8 dried red chillies


Wash the chicken in water and keep it aside.
Grind the red chillies first,then add the shallots and grind to a fine paste.
Heat oil in a cooker,add the chicken and chopped shallots together.Saute for 5 mins on medium flame stirring occasionally.

chicken &onions

Now add the ground items,coconut milk,turmeric powder,salt and bring to boil.

ground items,coconut milk

Pressure cook the chicken for 2 whistles on high flame,after that simmer the flame to low and cook for 10 mins.Switch off the flame.
Open the lid when the pressure is completely released,let it cook on 5-8 mins without the lid for the oil to separate and to get a thick consistency.

boils,oil separates

Serve the Chicken Kulambu hot for breakfast,lunch or dinner.

chicken kulambu.


You can use 2 tsp of chilli powder instead of dried red chillies.

I ve used dried chillies for it enhances the taste and also gives good colour to the kulambu.

Make coconut milk using 5 tbsp of grated coconut with one and half cups of water.

You can add 1/4 tsp of fennel seeds while grinding which gives a different taste to the kulambu.


6 thoughts on “Chicken kulambu (Virudhunagar style)

  1. Hi Swapna… recently visited your cooking blog. I am really so happy that I finally found a very good and original cooking blog for authentic virudhunagar style of recipes. My native also Virudhunagar. I always fond with authentic cooking of our native. I tried katharikai kootu and mutton chukka . It was awesome . Please post lot of our native dishes for a viewer like me. Thank you.


    1. I m so glad that you tried some of our native recipes and it came out well for you….Thank you so much Sivasankari for your kind words…


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