Chicken Podimas

Chicken Podimas

Here’s a traditional Tamil recipe for a scrambled chicken appetizer that is spiced with various whole spices and ground spices. Sesame oil provides it with a rich, nutty flavour.

Servings - 4
Difficulty Level - Easy
Preparation Time - 15 mins
Cook Time - 15 mins


  • 1 tbsp sesame or gingelly oil
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 Master Cook cloves
  • 2 Master Cook cardamom
  • 1 tsp Master Cook fennel seeds
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • 2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 4 eggs (optional)
  • 400 g boneless chicken

Nutrition Facts

Servings: 4
Amount per serving (excluding eggs)
Calories 205
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1.4g 7%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 647mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 4.3g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1.7g 6%
Total Sugars 0.5g
Protein 29.8g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 263mg 6%

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  • In a pressure cooker, add chicken with salt, pinch of turmeric powder, 1 tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and water to cover the chicken. Cook the chicken until thoroughly cooked.
  • Drain and retail the stock and shred the chicken with your hands.
  • In a pan, heat sesame oil and all the whole spices. Roast them until aromatic.
  • Add onions, green chillies and curry leaves to this. Saute till brown. Add ginger garlic paste and cook until aromatic.
  • Add tomatoes, saute and add all the powdered spices. Cook for a minute.
  • Add the retained chicken stock and the shredded chicken.
  • Stir and cook until the liquid is absorbed.
  • Optional: Make a well in the middle of the mixture. Heat oil and break the eggs into it. Scramble and cook thoroughly. Mix with the chicken and serve.

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