Kozhi Melagu Varuval


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About this recipe: This Popular Dish Is Better Known As "Chettinad Chicken Pepper-Fry"

vinoila Tamil Nadu, India

Serves: 3 

  • 1 (Whole Chicken 800gms, Cut Into 1 1/2-Inch Pieces) Chicken
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil
  • 5-6(Finely Chopped) Garlic & Cloves
  • 1 Inch (Finely Chopped) Ginger
  • 12-15 Curry Leaves
  • 2 Medium Size (Chopped) Onions
  • 1 Tablespoon Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 8-10 (Crushed) Black Peppercorns
  • 3 Medium ( Chopped) Tomatoes
  • To Taste Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons (Chopped) Fresh Coriander Leaves

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Heat Oil In A Kadai.Add Garlic,Ginger,Curry Leaves And Onions And Saute Till They Begin To Change Colour.
  2. Add Coriander Powder,Turmeric Powder And Red Chilli Powder And Saute For A Few Seconds.Add Chicken And Mix Well.
  3. Add Freshly Crushed Peppercorns And Saute For Five Minutes.
  4. Stir By Adding Tomatoes ,Salt And Half A Cup Of Water.
  5. Mix Coriander Leaves.Cover And Cook Over Medium Heat For About Ten Minutes.Serve Hot.


Goes good with steamed rice or chappathi.

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