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NAATU KOZHI RASAM, indian chicken soup

Naatu Kozhi Rasam | Rustic Chicken Soup

Kozhi Rasam or this rustic chicken soup / made with Free-range chicken/ naatu kozhi is the best there is for cold. It is also an amazing wintertime soup to keep you warm!

Course Main Course, Soups
Cuisine South Indian
Keyword Kozhi Rasam
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Niveditha


  • Hawkins Inducion Based Futura Hard Anodised Cooker, 5 litres, BlackPressure cooker



  • Wash and clean the chicken. Marinate it with turmeric and 1/2 of the salt (1/2 tbsp ).
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Once hot, add the cloves and cinnamon and wait till the cloves puff up.
  • Next, add the onions and saute till translucent.
  • Spoon the ginger-garlic paste. Once it begins to stick to the bottom, add the tomatoes and salt. Saute till tomatoes turn mushy and soft.
  • Add the chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder. Give it a mix.
  • Add the marinated chicken and mix till it is coated with the masala. Pour water, add pepper powder and coriander leaves.
  • Pressure cook for about 5-6 pressure releases. Check for spices, add pepper if required.
  • Serve it hot!


  • If using regular battery chicken, reduce the amount of ginger garlic paste to 3/4 tsp. Also reduce the number of whistles by half.
  • Instead of ginger garlic paste, you can also add thinly sliced ginger and garlic. This would add to the rusticness of this naatu kozhi rasam. An equivalent of 1 heaped teaspoon of ginger garlic paste would be approximately 2 inch piece ginger. 6-7 big cloves of garlic.