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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Chicken Stir Fry (Kozhi Varattiyathu)

I learned making chicken with Bets recipe for preparing ‘chicken with spicy gravy’. . She is my friend from Kuttanad, indeed a good non veg cook .While staying together it was Bets who always makes chicken dishes for us. I will always stay near to her while cooking, watching the preparation process and will ask her lots of doubts. While coming back from home she always brings Beef fry and pickles for us. I’m really missing all those sweet moments now.

Any way all those are gone days. I ‘m now used to making chicken dishes in various styles.
Last weekend I made chicken stir fry for lunch.

Here goes my recipe for spicy Kozhi varatiyathu

For Marinating

Ginger-Garlic paste - 1 tablespoon
Turmeric powder – ½ tablespoon
Chili powder – 1 tablespoon
Coriander powder – 1 tablespoon
Pepper powder – 1 tablespoon
(You can use chicken masala of any brand also along with this if you wish)

Other Ingredients

Chicken pieces – 11/4 kg
Pearl onions – 1 cup
Garam masala (powdered spices) – 1 tablespoon
Chili Powder – 11/2 tablespoon
Coriander powder – 1 tablespoon
Green chilies – 5 (each cut into half)
Curry leaves – a few
Coconut Oil as required
Salt to taste.

Marinate the chicken for half an hour.
Pour some oil in a Kadai, add onions, green chilies and curry leaves. Stir for some time. Add garam masala and marinated chicken. Stir for few seconds.
Add some water. Mix well. Close the lid and keep simmer until the chicken is half cooked.
Stir in between and add Chili powder and coriander powder. I added eastern chicken masala also at this stage. Close the lid.
Once the chicken is cooked add coconut oil and keep stirring till brown color is obtained.
Garnish with curry leaves. Serve hot with rice.

1 comment:

  1. looks yummy.... will definitely try this :)


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