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Uchipuli or Uchippuli is a small village in the Mandapam block of Ramanathapuram District, Tamil Nadu, India. It is a major source of water supply for the Ramanathapuram town. It is a small beautiful village . This village is my inlaws birthplace .

It is situated in the Gulf of Mannar at the very tip of the Indian peninsula. According to legends, this is the place from where Lord Rama, built a bridge Ram Setu(also known as Adam's Bridge) across the sea to Lanka to rescue his consort Sita, from her abductor, Ravana. This is also the place where Rama worshipped Shiva to be absolved of the sin of killing Ravana, hence the name of Shiva, which became the name of the town - Rameswara ("lord of Rama"). Both the Vaishnavites and Shaivites visit this pilgrimage centre which is known as the Varanasi of the south.

The village is surrounded by paddy fields , coconut trees and sea is within 5 kms from it.(photo : )

Coastal Air Force Station,Uchipuli : (photo : Google)

Indian Navy's INS Parindh, commissioned on 26 March 2009, is located at Uchipuli.(photo : Google)

In the aftermath of the Mumbai terror attacks which exposed the vulnerability of India's coastline, the Indian Navy has commissioned a naval air station at Uchipuli in Tamil Nadu, to monitor the waters in southern India, the Indian Navy announced.The Uchipili station have three Dornier aircraft and Chetak helicopters for the surveillance.

An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle squadron will soon be based at INS Parundu permanently, under the control of the Eastern Naval command. Source: Google

Here comes a yummy recipe from this village,leant this from my hubby aunty who stays in Uchipuli .


Chicken - 200g
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds-1/2 tsp
Chicken Masala-2 tsps
Ginger-Garlic paste-1 tsp
Curry Leaves and Coriander Leaves
Salt to taste


1) Heat oil in a pan.Add mustard seeds,cumin seeds,curry leaves,finely chopped onion and fry them until onion is part-cooked.

2) Then add finely chopped tomato,fry them till tomato is fully mixed with onion to form thick gravy.

3) Add turmeric power,chicken masala and salt and mix them well.Wait till the raw smell of powers leave.

4) Then add well washed,cleaned and chopped liver to the gravy.Mix them well with the gravy.

5) Add little water to the mixture not more than half a cup.Cover the mixture with a lid.

6) Leave for 10-15 min till liver is cooked.

7) Add chopped coriander leaves before removing from the flame.

8)Turn off the flame. Serve hot with rotis,Idli's or dosa's.Sending this to Grammathu Kaimanam hosted by me .


Chitra said…
nice post and info abt the village, i shall try this with potato;)
Gita Jaishankar said…
THe gravy looks delicious Shama, I love liver fry, I have to try out this authentic dish soon, thanks for sharing dear :)
lubnakarim06 said…
Oh wow nice to know about that village. Recipe looks yum.
Wow Shama nice write up and the liver is tempting... Good to know that you are from Madurai :)
Unknown said…
Oh wow..interesting info about the village..The chicken curry looks yum!
gtyuk said…
yummmy dish; got a differnt type of preparation here; we call it (yiral in tamil) I'd love it with rice :)
Trupti said…
liver gravy looks delicious SHama. Nice info about the village
Pooja said…
Nice info about the village..Curry is looking delicious..
Deepa Hari said…
Nice info. abt. the village Shama...Yummy curry.
Anonymous said…
That was a great story Shama,about the village !! Great yummy recipe,,
happy new year to you and family
Sangeetha said…
Hey that's a nice introduction to the village. The liver gravy looks yummy too, will surely try it
Lavanya said…
nice dish..very healthy too with only liver..nice info too :)
Vikis Kitchen said…
Info about ur native place is sweet. Chicken liver curry looks delicious.
Priya Sriram said…
Looks like an awesome village... love the pictures.. :)
Lovely fry Shama... looks great!
Varsha Vipins said…
Thanks for all that info Shama..lovely curry..:)
Sanghi said…
Wow, nice village info.. Yummy liver curry tooo :)
Pria@HC said…
Nice to know about uchipili.
Unknown said…
Nice to hear abt the village. Dish sounds yumy!
Unknown said…
I'm from the same village, nice to heard about my place.

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