Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Saurashtra Chicken Curry/Gravy - சௌராஷ்டிரிய சிக்கன் கிரேவி


Saurashtra or Sourashtra or ꢱꣃꢬꢵꢰ꣄ꢜ꣄ꢬꢵ or Palkar (Sanskritसौराष्ट्रTamilசௌராட்டிரம்) is an Indo-Aryan language[2] spoken by the Saurashtriancommunity native to Gujarat, who migrated and settled in Southern India. Madurai in South India has the highest number of people belonging to this community and also remains as their cultural center.
The language is largely only in spoken form even though the language has its own script. The lack of schools teaching Saurashtra script and the language is often cited as a reason for the very few number of people who actually know to read and write in Saurashtra script. Latin, Devanagari or Tamil script is used as alternative for Saurashtra Script by many Saurashtrians.

The Saurashtra alphabet was developed towards the end of the 19th century. A number of Sourashtra letters a similar to letters in the Oriya and Gujarati alphabets. Sourashtra has also been written with Telugu and Devanagari alphabets but is usually written with a slightly modified version of the Tamil alphabet.
Combination of 100 language is Sourashtra
Saurashtra Chicken Curry/Gravy
Serves : 3

Very Simple , easy & tasty 


Chicken pieces with bone – ¼ kg
Salt – to taste
For tempering
Oil – 1 tspn
Mustard seeds – 1 tspn
Curry leaves few
Onion – 2 nos
Tomato – 1 no
For grinding
Whole black pepper
Cumin – seeds
Clove – 4 nos
Garlic – 5 pod
Kas kas – 1 tbspn


Wash the chicken and drain the water completely
Grind the above said ingredients in a mixer to a smooth paste.
In a wide vessel temper the above said ingredients and add chicken and salt cook 5 min on low fire.
Add grounded masala , toss well and cook 15 min on low fire.
Finally add coriander leaves serve with side dish for any meal.

I learnt this recipe from my school friend (8th std) chitra who speaks saurashtra language. This recipe is little bit different and spicy too.
 Very good remedy for cold, cough, sore throat.


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