The flesh of the bird is known for its medicinal properties,besides containing very little fat making it an altogether healthy proposition.
Onion: 1 sliced fine
Curry leaves: a few
Oil: 2 tbsps
Whole black pepper: 2 tsps
Turmeric powder: ½ tsp
Coriander powder: 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Wash the kada, keep them whole.
Smear this paste all over the birds & keep aside to marinate.
Heat oil in a frying pan, fry sliced onions & curry leaves with a pinch of salt. Remove onto a plate.
In the same pan, add the marinated kada, turn around a few times.
Pour half a cup of water, cover & cook till done.
Put the fried onions back into pan. Stir till the quails are well coated.
Serve hot with rice or bread.
Another way of preparing this is to deep fry the marinated quails & serve it with fried potatoes.