Akki Roti and Chicken Saru - Karnataka special
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
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Nati koli saru or country chicken curry recipe is from northern part of Karnataka and is enjoyed best either with jolada roti (jowar) , akki roti (rice roti) or with bisi bisi mudde.
  • Chicken : 500 gm (curry cut)
  • Onion, finely chopped : 1 medium
  • Tomato, finely chopped : 1 medium
  • Ginger- garlic paste : 1 tbsp
  • Salt and turmeric to smear the chicken pieces
  • Oil : 3-4 tbsp
  • Sambhar powder : 1 tbsp
  • Green chillies : 2-3
  • Curry leaves : 1 sprig
  • Salt to taste
  • Wet masala paste :
  • 1 Small onion, sliced thinly
  • Garlic cloves - 5-6
  • 1 tsp each of poppy seeds, sesame seeds, black pepper corns, coriander seeds
  • Cinnamon stick - 1
  • Bydagi red chillies - 2-3
  • Curry leaves : 8-10
  • Chana dal - 1 tbsp
  • Coconut scraped : 2-3 tbsp
  1. Wash and clean the chicken pieces. Smear them generously with salt and turmeric powder.
  2. Keep aside for half an hour.
  3. Meanwhile in a pan, add a teaspoon oil and fry all the ingredients listed under wet masala paste.
  4. Cool it down and make a smooth wet paste.
  5. In a kadhai, heat the oil, and fry the onions till soft.
  6. Add the ginger-garlic paste, tomatoes, fry them till soft and then add the chicken pieces.
  7. Keep frying on high heat till the water from the chicken absorbs and it will looks little roasted.
  8. Add the wet masala paste, sambhar powder, curry leaves, salt , green chillies.
  9. Mix everything well and keep sautéing on high heat.
  10. Once the masala is braised enough and oil begins to float on top, add 2 cups warm water, lower the heat, close the lid and cook on low heat till the chicken pieces are soft and tender.
  11. Once done, drizzle a spoonful of ghee and serve this nati koli saru with akki roti .
Recipe by saffronstreaks at https://saffronstreaks.com/recipes/akki-roti-and-chicken-saru-nati-koli-saru-karnataka-special-gowda-style/