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Chicken Kola Urundai Kuzhambu

Akum Jamir
15 minutes
Prep Time
35 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Chicken Kola Urundai Kuzhambu RECIPE

Chicken Kola Urundai Kuzhambu... Fried chicken balls cooked in coconut based curry. Kola Urundai is a very popular Chettinad dish from the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu in South India. Spiced minced chicken balls deep fried and served as a starter/appetizer or as a side dish with meal. It can be further added to kuzhambu/curry and made into gravy which can be served with rice, chappati, dosa, idli etc. So let's learn today how to make chicken kola urundai kuzhambu with step by step pictures.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Shallow fry
  • Pan fry
  • Stir fry
  • Blending
  • Frying
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish
  • Low Carbs

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. For Kola Urundai: 200 gms Minced Chicken
  2. Oil for frying the kola
  3. ½ tsp Turmeric powder
  4. 1 tsp Red Chilly powder
  5. 2 tbsp Gram flour
  6. ½ tsp Fennel seeds
  7. ½ tsp Cumin seeds
  8. ½ tsp Peppercorns
  9. 2 Cardamom
  10. 1 small Cinnamon stick
  11. 2 Cloves
  12. 1 inch Ginger chopped
  13. 6 Garlic cloves
  14. 1 Onion roughly chopped
  15. 2 Green chilly roughly chopped
  16. 2 tbsp chopped Coconut
  17. Few Coriander leaves chopped
  18. Few curry leaves
  19. Salt to taste
  20. For Kuzhambu / Gravy : 3 tbsp Oil
  21. ½ tsp Mustard seeds
  22. ½ tsp Cumin seeds
  23. 1 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
  24. Few curry leaves
  25. 1 onion roughly chopped
  26. 1 tomato roughly chopped
  27. 2 tbsp chopped Coconut
  28. ½ tsp Turmeric powder
  29. 1 tsp Red Chilly powder
  30. ½ tsp Cumin powder
  31. 1 tsp coriander powder
  32. ½ tsp Garam Masala powder
  33. ¼ tsp Pepper powder
  34. ¼ tsp Tamarind paste (optional)
  35. Salt to taste
  36. Water as required
  37. Few Coriander leaves chopped


  1. In a mixie or blender cup add the fennel seeds, cumin seeds, peppercorns, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, garlic, onion, green chilly, coconut, curry leaves, coriander leaves l, salt to taste and grinder them into a smooth paste without adding water.
  2. Now add the minced chicken, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, gram flour and pulse for few seconds.
  3. Take out the chicken mixture in a bowl. Take small portion of it and roll them into balls with the help of your palms.
  4. Heat oil for frying the kola. When the oil is hot, drop the chicken balls gently into the oil.
  5. Fry the chicken balls in medium heat till golden.
  6. Method for making the Kuzhambu/Gravy: Grind the onion, tomato and coconut into a fine paste and keep aside.
  7. In a pan heat oil. Use the same oil for frying the kola. Add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and let it splutter.
  8. Add ginger garlic paste and saute till it starts to brown.
  9. Add the onion tomato coconut paste, curry leaves and fry for 2-3 mins.
  10. Add the masala powders – turmeric, red chilly, cumin, coriander, garam masala, pepper and tamarind paste. Mix well and fry for a min.
  11. Add water as required, salt to taste and cook for about 5-10 mins till the gravy becomes thick.
  12. Add the chicken kola into the kuzhambu/gravy.
  13. Add few chopped coriander leaves.
  14. Stir and cook for few mins, garnish with chopped coriander leaves and take off the heat.
  15. Chicken kola urundai kuzhambu is ready to be served with rice, roti, idli, dosa etc

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Sunaina Saxena
Sunaina Saxena   Aug-17-2018

Would love to try this.

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