Friday, November 26, 2010

Malabar Style Stuffed Chicken / Cornish Hen for Thanksgiving (Kozhi Nirachathu)

 
Hope you all had a great thanksgiving day! I found this twin pack of two small cornish hen at the grocery store and decided to go chicken instead of turkey this time for a Kerala style thanksgiving. Malabar is a coastal region of Southern India which forms the northern part of Kerala. It is in the Calicut district (now Kozhikode) of Malabar that Vasco da Gama once landed in his quest for spices, opening up a new spice trade route to India (rest is history!). It is fascinating to think that the same region was Christopher Columbus' original destination when he accidently discovered the Americas (and rest is history!). Oh yeah, I'm getting addicted to Wikipedia these days. :) Anyways, coming back to Malabar cuisine, the region has its own style of a rich culinary tradition. This stuffed chicken is one of their specialties where chicken is stuffed with hard boiled eggs and roasted onion masala. This was my first attempt and it was indeed a culinary delight.
Recipe Courtesy: My Treasure...My Pleasure

9 comments:

Jan said...

good stuf...

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Priya said...

I love this sort of stuffed whole chicken, looks simply delicious and droolworthy..

Happy thanksgiving to u and ur family..

Akila said...

looks so yummy yummy dear....

Jay said...

dish looks direct from the restaurant one..its totally rich n royal...:)
Tasty Appetite

Malar Gandhi said...

Happy thanksgiving to u and ur family, dear. Kozhi nirachadhu look awesome, I just wanna come over to ur place, hehe.

Kairali sisters said...

Ahha yummy yummy thanksgiving ayrunallo..

Suja Sugathan said...

Looks awesome..love it.

Indian Cuisine Blogroll said...

Jan, Priya, Akila, Jay, malar, Kairali sis, suja..thanks for your support...

Nitha said...

looks delicious...