Kozhi Rasam is a popular Chettinad soup recipe made in temples like Kali Kovil during Poosai Poduthal when they sacrifice kozhi (chicken) and served as a prasadam. Other than this religious aspect this Rasam is also served to patients suffering from cold and flu as it’s too spicy and is an excellent home remedy for common cold.
Chettinad recipes are famous for their spices, most of the recipes made with Chettinad spices are hot and spicy hence it’s not at all recommended for people who prefer mild flavors. Chettinad Kozhi Rasam can be best served as a soup or a hot beverage or can even be enjoyed with plain steamed rice. In this recipe the chicken is cooked to collect the stock but there is always an option to keep the chicken pieces in the soup but again if you prefer the stock alone, then strain the Rasam and collect the chicken pieces which can later be used in making Chettinad Chicken Fry or any curry.