Southindian chicken soup
200 gm Chicken
1 tsp. Black Pepper Corns
1/2 tsp. Cumin Seeds (Jeeragam/Zeera)
1/4 tsp. Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp. Coriander Powder (Dhaniya/Malli Thool)
1/2 tsp. Ginger Garlic paste
1/4 cup Tomato (chopped)
1/4 cup Freshly Chopped Cilantro (Coriander leaves/Malli chedi)
7 Curry Leaves
2 tsp. Sesame oil (Gingely oil/Nallennai)
1 cup Water
1/2 tsp Salt (Adjust to your taste)
*** To Clean the Chicken ***
1/4 tsp. Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp. Sesame Oil (Gingely Oil/Nallennai)
Wash and chop the tomato. Wash and chop the coriander leaves. Wash the curry leaves. Clean the chicken well with water. [Once I drain the water, I apply 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder and little (say 1/2 tsp.) sesame oil (gingely oil/Nallennai) and mix well. Then I clean it once more with water. This way you can remove little of the raw chicken smell.].
Step 2. (Optional)
For soup recipes, it's good to use boneless pieces of chicken. Cut them into bite size pieces. Keep aside. [Normally at home we just put the medium sized chicken pieces (with bones) for making soup.You can carry on this step for presentation purposes or when you're serving the chicken soup for kids.]
In a blender/mixie, add the black pepper corns and cumin seeds (jeeragam/zeera).
Close the blender and grind it little coarsely.
In a pressure cooker, add the cut chicken pieces, turmeric powder, freshly ground black pepper corn and cumin seeds, sesame oil (gingely oil/nallennai) curry leaves, little of the freshly chopped coriander leaves (cilantro/kotthamalli), ginger garlic paste(optional), coriander powder (dhaniya/malli thool) and tomato.
Add required water and salt. Mix well. Check salt. Close the lid with the whistle. Keep it on the stove in High flame.
Pressure cook for 1 whistle and turn flame to LOW (sim). Switch off the stove after 10 minutes.images-to-make-chicken-soup
Once the pressure subsides by itself (takes 5 minutes), open the lid. Add the remaining freshly chopped cilantro (coriander leaves). Check salt and pepper. Mix well and divide it in two soup bowls..
Hope you like it!
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