Kozhi Varuthathu

by LekshmiRadhakrishnan
Kerala Style Chicken Fry
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Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Votes: 14
Rating: 4
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Cut chicken into fairly large pieces.
  2. Cook chicken uncovered with chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric, vinegar, crushed ginger and salt with enough water to cover it.
  3. :- 2 cups should suffice.
  4. While the chicken is cooking, powder cardamom, cloves and cinnamon.
  5. Add this powder to the chicken when its half cooked.
  6. Mix well and continue cooking with the lid off.
  7. Take the pot off the flame when the chicken is done and the gravy is thick.
  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.
  9. :- You do not want the chicken swimming in the oil.
  10. Fry the cooked chicken.
  11. Once you¦re done frying all the chicken pieces, place them on a couple of paper towels to drain them.
  12. Fry the sliced onions in the left over oil.
  13. Add curry leaves, black pepper powder, the left over gravy and the already fried chicken pieces and saute for a few mins.
  14. Garnish with coriander and mix well.
  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!
  16. :- You can substitute chicken with any other meat.
  17. :- I use a mortar and pestle to crush and powder.
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14 comments

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Nissy May 12, 2008 - 12:00 am

thnx for the recipe,Lekshmi. I added a bit of soya sauce and 1 tsp of pepper powder instead of 12 tsp. It tasted good.

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subeena November 15, 2007 - 12:00 am

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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ebby November 17, 2007 - 12:00 am

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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Sarath December 8, 2007 - 12:00 am

yummmmm….
yummmm…..
yummmm…..

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

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sreenivas December 14, 2006 - 12:00 am

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 December 9, 2006 - 12:00 am

Page no.58, lalitha pachakam by nikhila govind.
Publishers:
Avanty publications kottayam

English translation word by word by lekshmi.

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tenaz marshall April 19, 2007 - 12:00 am

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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Nita August 17, 2006 - 12:00 am

thnx a ton!! awesome recipe..

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Maria Nevis August 24, 2006 - 12:00 am

Delicious !!! BRAVO …

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Kasturi June 9, 2006 - 12:00 am

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

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Sneha June 29, 2010 - 12:11 am

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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Linsha June 27, 2009 - 7:39 am

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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philip September 4, 2009 - 6:30 pm

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

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ammu February 25, 2012 - 3:25 am

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

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