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Pichi Potta Kozhi

Pichi Potta Chicken

Pichi Potta Kozhi is a famous Non-vegetarian dish in Tamilnadu.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Nattu kozhi recipe, pichi potta chicken, Pichi potta kozhi, pichi potta nattu kozhi
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 316kcal
Author Shalini


  • 500 Grams Nattukozhi/ country chicken
  • 10 Shallots
  • Curry leaves – few
  • 2 Red chillies
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 2 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp Pepper corns
  • 3 tbsp Oil


How to make Pichi potta kozhi

  • In a pressure cooker, add chicken, add 1 tsp ginger garlic paste, ½ tsp red chili powder and ¼ tsp turmeric powder. Add 1 ½ cups of water and pressure cook for 6-8 whistles. Let the pressure release naturally 
  • Let the chicken pieces cool. Then shred the chicken out of bone. 
  • Keep the shredded chicken ready.  


  • In a pan, add oil. 
  • Add ½ tsp fennel seeds, red chillies and curry leaves.
  • Then add shallots and cook till turns golden. 
  • Add remaining ginger garlic paste. Cook till raw smell goes off. 
  • Now add remaining red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and coriander powder. 
  • Add little water and let the masala cook for a min. 
  • Then add the shredded chicken and mix well. 
  • Keep in high flame and roast the chicken. 
  • Scrape the sides and bottom of the pan now and then. 
  • Once the chicken turns little crispy, add ground pepper and fennel powder. 
  • Mix well and serve.


  • Don’t forget to scrape the sides and bottom of the pan after roasting. The remains will be very flavorful and crispy.
  • If you want have semi-dry consistency, add tomatoes.