Trivandrum Hotel Style Kozhi Perattu / Kerala Street Food Style Spicy Chicken Stir Fry

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Kozhi Perattu/Pirattu/Porattu/Purattiyathu is a traditional spice rich chicken dry dish that is deliciously flavorsome & absolutely appetizing! This recipe is based on the preparation of “The Trivandrum Hotel” located in the capital city of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram.


  • 15 mins
  • Prep Time
  • 30 mins
  • Cook Time
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    Ingredients

    Chicken- 1 kg, cut into small bite size pieces

    Onion- 1, thinly sliced

    Shallots/ Pearl Onion- 10-15, thinly sliced

    Dry red chilies – 2

    Green chilies-3, finely chopped

    Ginger-2″, finely chopped

    Garlic- 6 pods, finely minced

    Eastern Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp

    Eastern Chili powder- 3 tsp

    Eastern Coriander powder- 2 tbsp

    Eastern Garam masala powder- 1 tsp

    Fennel powder- 3/4 tsp

    Eastern Pepper powder- 1 tsp

    Grated coconut-1/4 cup

    Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp

    Curry leaves-1 sprig

    Oil- As needed

    Water- As needed

    Salt- To taste

    Directions

  • 15 mins
  • Prep Time
  • 30 mins
  • Cook Time
  • 1Clean, wash, & drain the chicken pieces. In a grinder, make a coarse paste of the shallots, green chilies, ginger, & garlic. Marinate the drained chicken pieces with this paste along with the spices – turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, fennel powder, pepper powder, & salt. Keep it aside for 15-20 mins. In a shallow pan, add oil. Splutter mustard seeds, dry red chilies, and curry leaves. Add the sliced onions and saute until translucent. Add the marinated chicken and fry for 2-3 mins. Cover with a lid and cook for 10 mins. Water will ooze out from the chicken. Cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally until the gravy is dried up and the chicken is cooked. Sprinkle grated coconut, garam masala, & salt. Mix well and let it cook for another 5 mins. Sprinkle 1 tsp of coconut oil, mix well and keep it covered until ready to serve. Serve hot with puttu, kappa, or parotta.

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