Chicken Saaru is an amazing Gowda style spicy chicken curry which tastes amazing with some traditional Jowar Roti! A perfect lunch option!
And its Saturday again and with Saturday, comes Kitchen Divas. This time I bring to you Jowar Roti and Chicken Saaru. My house help (the live in as well as the one that comes for what we call as top work) are becoming my go-to resource for the Karnataka recipes. It is so much fun discussing techniques, food, habits with them.
This chicken saaru recipe is directly from the village of the house help. They call it the Gowda Style Chicken Saaru and typically eat it with either jowar rotis or Ragi mudde. The thick gravy is spicy with an undertone of coriander and the tang from tomato, I think it is perfect for the hand rolled jowar rotis.
At this point of time, I have to add a little note on the chicken I buy. For the past few years, I have been fast running away from chicken. I find it tasteless and I would often see myself reaching out for veg food if the choice is limited to chicken and veg. Also, the thought of injected antibiotics and hormones have been looming in your head. I had almost stopped eating chicken, till I discovered free range organic range and now we are back to eating chicken regularly at home. In fact, I have moved completely to organic when it comes to milk, chicken and eggs. Somehow, I can’t get myself to eat non organic versions of this. For notes of where I buy this.
Milk – Aksayakalpa
Chicken – Lumiere (they also have a lot of other organic stuff which I love)
What I loved about the whole process of making this dish was making of the jowar rotis. Kneaded with warm water, rolled thin with hands. It reminded me of my granny and the way she used to roll makki ki rotis in winter. Nostalgia, big time 🙂