Kerala Style Chicken Ularthiyathu

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves: 3
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 tbsp - oil for chicken
  • 2 tsp - oil for coconut splits
  • 1 onion, finely sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped and crushed
  • 1/2 inch piece ginger, chopped and crushed
  • 6 curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp - shallow fried coconut splits (thengakothu)
  • 2 green chillies, slit lengthwise
  • 1 tsp - pepper powder
  • 250 g - boiled chicken pieces or leftover chicken pieces from curry
  • 1/2 tsp - salt
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric

How to Make Kerala Style Chicken Ularthiyathu

  • Mix 1 tbsp dry coconut splits with 1/4 tsp turmeric and 1/4 tsp salt. Keep aside for half an hour.
  • Heat 2 tsp oil in a non-stick pan. Reduce the heat to low and shallow fry coconut splits until golden in colour and crisp. Keep aside.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Add finely sliced onions and fry on a low to medium heat until golden in colour and crisp.
  • Add chopped garlic, ginger, curry leaves, shallow fried coconut splits and slit green chillies. Saute well and fry for 4-5 minutes or until fragrant.
  • Add pepper powder (3/4 to 1 tsp) and mix well.
  • Add boiled chicken pieces and adjust salt to taste. Mix all the ingredients well. Cover with a lid and cook on a low heat for 10 minutes or until chicken pieces are well combined with all the spices (do not add water while cooking).
  • Serve as side dish with Parotta / Rotis / Rice / Pulao / Brown bread.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Niya's World