Karaikudi Chicken Varuval/ Chicken Fry


Chicken- 1/2 kg
Onion-1 Chopped
Tomato-1 Chopped
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tbsp
Chilli powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder- 1/2 tbsp
Mustard seeds -1/2 tbsp
Cumin – 1/2 tbsp
Fennel seeds- 1/2 tbsp
Red Chillies- 5
Coriander seeds-2 tbsp
Ginger- 1 inch
Garlic- 6 pods
Cinnamon- 2 inch
Cardamom- 2
Black Pepper- 1 tsp
Cloves- 2
Grated coconut- 2 tsp
Curry leaves- 2 sprig
Oil - 2 tbsp
Salt- as needed


Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan and roast the red chillies, coriander seeds, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, cardamom, pepper, cloves, curry leaves and grated coconut for few mins & turn off.

Grind all the ingredients into a smooth paste by adding some  water.

Clean the chicken and add turmeric powder, chili powder and salt. Keep aside for 30mins.

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds to splutter. Add cumin seeds and fennel seeds. Let it fry for few seconds.

Add Onion. Fry till it becomes golden brown in color.Add tomatoes and fry till it becomes soft.

Add coriander powder and fry for 5 mins.Add the ground paste and fry for 3 minutes.Then add the marinated chicken and some water.

At medium flame,cover the pan with a lid and cook for about 20 minutes or till the chicken pieces are cooked.Stir occasionally.

Garnish with coriander leaves.

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