Chicken mezhukkupuratti


Mezhukkupuratti is a cooking style typical to Kerala, where the ingredients are stir fried with lots of spices. This is usually made with vegetables but the chicken variation is just as tasty! Chicken meat goes very well with all the spices used in this recipe and makes for a perfect side dish to your rice meals.


450 gm boneless chicken
20 shallots
1 garlic pod sliced
1 small piece ginger
4 dried chillies
½ tsp mustard
2 sprigs of curry leaves
Salt to taste
¾ tsp chilli powder
¼ tsp turmeric powder
¾ tsp coriander powder
¾ tsp garam masala
¼ cup water
2 tsp coconut oil


Clean the chicken and cut into bite-sized pieces
To a hot pan add coconut oil and splutter some mustard seeds
To this add the chopped shallots, ginger, garlic, dried chillies, and curry leaves and sauté well
Add the powders to it and sauté
Add the chicken pieces and cook with the lid on for two minutes
When the chicken releases water, stir well, and cook again
Sauté the mixture till all the water evaporates away
Add water to it and cook again till the chicken is fried well.