Kozhi Varuthathu

Kerala Style Chicken Fry

Kozhi Varuthathu

Kerala Style Chicken Fry

Category : Non-Vegetarian, Chicken

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By Lekshmi Radhakrishna..

Published On: 04 Apr 2006

Rating: 4
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30 Minutes
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Ingredients

Directions

Step 1

Cut chicken into fairly large pieces.

Step 2

Cook chicken uncovered with chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric, vinegar, crushed ginger and salt with enough water to cover it.

Step 3

:- 2 cups should suffice.

Step 4

While the chicken is cooking, powder cardamom, cloves and cinnamon.

Step 5

Add this powder to the chicken when its half cooked.

Step 6

Mix well and continue cooking with the lid off.

Step 7

Take the pot off the flame when the chicken is done and the gravy is thick.

Step 8

Tip:- If you feel the chicken is cooked but the gravy is not yet thick do the following. Using a slotted spoon take the chicken out of the gravy and allow the gravy to simmer until its thick. Once the gravy is thick you may return the chicken to the pot and mix well so the chicken will have a nice coating of the gravy.

7)Heat oil just enough to cover the bottom of the chicken in a pan.

Step 9

:- You do not want the chicken swimming in the oil.

Step 10

Fry the cooked chicken.

Step 11

Once you¦re done frying all the chicken pieces, place them on a couple of paper towels to drain them.

Step 12

Fry the sliced onions in the left over oil.

Step 13

Add curry leaves, black pepper powder, the left over gravy and the already fried chicken pieces and saute for a few mins.

Step 14

Garnish with coriander and mix well.

Step 15

Tip:- I normally add more chilly powder and black pepper powder since I like my chicken fry really hot. As always, play around with the spices to suit your mood!

Step 16

:- You can substitute chicken with any other meat.

Step 17

:- I use a mortar and pestle to crush and powder.

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ammu

I tried, came out well. Yummy...Thanks for sharing.

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Sneha

Dear Lekshmi..yesterday i happened to go thru the recipe u had put up in this page..I TRIED IT OUT AND CAME OUT WELL TOO.... thanks a lot and looking forward for more.

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philip

wow>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> yummy recipe, thanks for this recipe

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Linsha

Hey, I tried it today..was excellent yaar..even though little time consuming it comes out great....really.. thanks a lot :-)

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nikhil

Awesome!!

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Nissy

thnx for the recipe,Lekshmi. I added a bit of soya sauce and 1 tsp of pepper powder instead of 1\2 tsp. It tasted good.

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Sarath

yummmmm.... yummmm..... yummmm..... too good. no words to Descriptionibe, as though i went back to a thattukada in kerala

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ebby

its so nice to see people getting so jelous on others just because they couldn`t make it before the person put effort to atleast share the knowledge with us.

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subeena

Hmmm...........sooo good. I loved it , loved it , loved it. Thank You. One thing i did slightly different is to add lime juice instead of vinegar. It is just great....!!

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tenaz marshall

So what if it is from a recipe book. This is a great site for both beginners as well as others. But sometimes the comments that readers make really on this site are mean spirited and rude. I used to teach Indian cooking here in the US. For example so what if she shared a recipe from a book. Atleast she shared her knowledge.

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sreenivas

This is a great recipe. I really liked the tips, it was very helpful. It really helps you to customize it to your taste

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nikhila govind

Page no.58, lalitha pachakam by nikhila govind. Publishers: Avanty publications kottayam English translation word by word by lekshmi.

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Maria Nevis

Delicious !!! BRAVO ...

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Nita

thnx a ton!! awesome recipe..

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Kasturi

A bit time consuming, but worth the wait. It was wicked good!!!

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