Chicken thali recipe | Udupi Mangalore style chicken thali recipe with step by step photos:
A typical Udupi Mangalore style chicken thali would have a curry which we call as gassi,a sukka which is a dry item with coconut based masala,some boied rice which is a type of matta rice,and kori rotti or neer dosa.Some would even like to add a fry item like chicken kabab,chicken ghee roast etc.But in an attempt to keep the thali simple I prepared a combination of kori gassi,chicken biryani,chicken sukka and kori rotti.There can be many variations to this basic thali recipe.But this one,I would say is the most easy,quick and delicious combo to serve to your guests or to your family as a special sunday lunch.
The word Kori means Chicken in Tulu and rotti is a thin and dry wafer like flatbread or crepe made using para boiled rice which is called as kucchilakki in native language Kannada and tulu.This rice is also being used in Kerala and they call it as matta rice or Kerala rice.The word ‘Kori’ comes before ‘rotti’ mainly because these rotti’s are always served with kori gassi 🙂 .If you have got any Mangalorean friends(non-vegetarians of course 🙂 ),then just ask them how does a Kori rotti combination taste.First thing you would notice is a big smile on their face.Their eyes would instantly start sparkling 😀 and they can talk about it for almost an hour! But fortunately or unfortunately I guess I am not the right person to give justice in explaining the taste of a non-vegetarian dish.But I can definitely give justice in cooking and serving it 🙂 !
So the first thing to enter thali was of course,’Kori Rotti’.I have already posted the recipe of Kori gassi.If you are yet to read it then here is the link:KORI GASSI.Also have a glace at thali pictures after each and every serving.This one is just after serving Kori rotti.
Quick Chicken Biryani :
As mentioned earlier I was trying to keep the thali simple and also managing cooking time was important.After Kori rotti there had to be some rice item.Obviously the first choice would be to go for biryani.But this one was a quick version of Chicken Dum Biryani which can be easily made using pressure cooker.The recipe was posted few days ago.If you have missed it,then please click here:QUICK CHICKEN BIRYANI in pressure cooker.And not to skip the picture of our thali.Here it is :
Oh ! yes ..there has to be a raita in thali accompanying the biryani.You will see that in the next picture.
Next comes a dry chiken masala which is popular by the name Kori Sukka or chicken sukka.I would say the easiest one to make in this thali menu.In fact,there is a separate combo popular in South canara region,and that is Neer dosa-kori sukka.Click here for neer dosa recipe:NEER DOSA.And here is the recipe of KORI SUKKA.Okay… so let me present you the final thali look 🙂 .See this picture below.
As mentioned earlier,there can be variations to this menu.It all depends on our taste bud,cooking time,health concerns etc..But let me tell you the thali that I made exactly(and co-incidentally) matched with chicken thali served in one of the popular restaurants in Udupi 😉 ..