Chicken fry/Koli varuval is a semi dry dish that can also be made as a dry dish depending
upon our taste. This is an authentic recipe made in my house by grandma and mom. Mykids too love this but with less spice.
As promised couldnotpost earlier as said in my previous post. The net and phone connection
was not working due to some cable wires that was cut. Lot of construction is going on in
Bangalore and one underpass/subway work hasbeen started nearmy place and now everything has
been fixed and am back to blogging work.

Let's get back to the recipe. We need

Chicken -1 lb ( washed and cubed)
Small onion - around 10
Red chillies - 8 to 12( or more depending upon the spice can add more)
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander seeds - 5 tsp
Cumin seeds - 2 tsp
Pepper corns - 1 tsp
cardamom seeds - 3
Shah jeera/fennel seeds -1tbsp
Curry leaves - few
Coconut - 1/2 cup grated
Oil - 4 tbsp( preferably gingelly oil)
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Salt as needed

Heat a tsp of oil and fry cumin seeds,coriander seeds, fennel seeds, pepper corns,
elaichi(2) and red chillies in low flame without changing their colour. Keep aside. Late
grind them to a fine paste with very little water.
Peel small onions and grind to a thick paste. Keep aside.
Heat 3 tbsp of oil and add chicken pieces and fry in the oil for 3 - 4 minutes until they
change in colour.Next add small onion paste and turmeric powder. Reduce flame and cover and
cook till raw smell leaves and has thickened. Then add the spice powder paste and cook again
for 4 - 5 minutes.
Finally add coconut paste( grind coconut and a cardamom with water to a
thick paste). Can add a cup of water and required salt. Cook till it has thickened and
chicken is cooked.
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20 comments/Reactions:

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

wow...padma..looks awesome...pass me the whole plate...droling over the pics.......

subhashini said...

Looks spicy

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

Very tempting Padma.
Love to have with soft hot chapatis.
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Jaisy James said...

looks perfect.

shaikh said...

simply superb recipe!


Beautiful click and looks delicious dear!

divya said...

wow...padma..looks awesome...pass me the whole plate...drooling over the pics.....

Priya Suresh said...

Droolworthy chicken fry, looks mouthwatering.

Nitha said...

Delicious chicken.. Love this preparation..

Nandinis food said...

Aaha! Arumai! This is my Sunday classic side dish for lunch!

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Wow...chicken fry looks mouthwatering and delicious.

SathyaSridhar said...

Chicken varuval paarkum poedhe echil ooruthunga nalla seithurukeenga naan verum sudu saadham oeda ye saapduduven..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi padma

Your chicken fry preparation looks simply delicious and colourful. Thanks for sharing such a unique preparation with us.

Hamaree Rasoi

Unknown said...

Chicken fry looks spicy and tasty..Great recipe, Padma..

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Mouthwatering dish!

Padma said...

Thank you all for your comments.

Poornima said...

Hi Padma,

I did ur varuval recipe today. It was very different and delicious preparation. My hubby loved it!!!..

I love your blog.


Padma said...

Thanks Poornima for trying and also giving me your feedback. I am really to happy to know it :)

Only Fish Recipes said...

Hi padma
your chicken fry preparation looks really very yummy !

Unknown said...

your chicken looks yummy aftr eatng v can nw how it is

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