Many festivals and dishes come and go in India, but why are Natukodi Chicken and Sankranti inseparable and hot topics, mostly in South India? Before we get deeper into this matter, how about an introduction to the Hindu-favourite festival, Makar Sankranti?
Makara Sankranti, or the harvest festival, is a religious and annual celebration on which we honour Lord Surya, the Sun God, and mark the passage of the sun into the Makara (Capricorn) Rashi. The event is mostly celebrated in India; however, Hindus and Indians from all around the world take part.
On this day, people make offerings to the sun god, fly kites, and make delicious dishes to eat and share with loved ones. This 3-day celebration has an order of festivals: Bhogi, Sankranti, and Kanuma. During these three days, food makes the merriment of which Natukodi plays a major part.
Natukodi (Country Chicken) During Sankranti
As a tradition, Natukodi has always been a constant part of Sankranti in the South-Indian region. From making delectable Country Chicken dishes to cockfighting, farm-raised roosters are pretty demandable. Putting aside all the details of the cockfight on Pongal, let’s talk about the mouth-watering curries you can make with the Country Chicken from Epicure Meats.
Varieties of Natukodi Dishes
Sankranti and Kanuma days of the festival are popularly known for all the varieties in our food, including veg and non-veg. But nothing comes as equal to Natukodi chicken recipes. The following are the delicacies you can make for this festival:
Natukodi kura is a hot Andhra chicken dish cooked with a Guntur chilli spice blend and a dash of coconut.
Natukodi Pulusu is a spicy dish made with desi chicken. It is prepared with traditional spices that have been blended into a paste to make the gravy.
Natukodi Vepudu / Andhra Chicken Fry is a mildly spicy, lip-smacking, easy-to-prepare Indian side dish that can be served as an appetizer or as a non-vegetarian snack. This delicacy can be served with either steamed rice or Fried Rice.
These specialities don’t just end here; there are many more to make and explore, especially with Chicken as fresh and delicious as the one from Epicure Meats.