Karaikudi Chicken Varuval



When I first tried this recipe in a famous restaurant in Brickfields, I like the taste very much. The waiter told me that Karaikudi Chicken Varuval tastes spicy and hot when compared with other chicken varuvals.  Since then I looked for the recipe.  I tried few recipes, and  at last I got this.  Its a fantastic dish for your dinner.




Ingredients:

Chicken- 1/2 kg

Onion-1 Chopped

Tomato-1 Chopped

Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp

Chill powder- 1 1/2 tsp

Coriander powder- 1/2 tsp

Mustard seeds -1/2 tsp

Cumin – 1/2 tsp

Fennel seeds- 1/2 tsp

Oil - 2 tbsp

Salt- To taste

Roast and grind:

Red Chillies- 5

Coriander seeds-2 spoon

Ginger- 1 inch

Garlic- 6

Cinnamon- 2 inch

Cardamom- 2

Black Pepper- 1 tsp

Cloves- 2

Grated coconut- 2 tsp

Curry leaves- 2 sprig

Preparation :

  • Roast the red chillies, coriander seeds, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, cardamom, pepper, cloves, curry leaves and grated coconut in a pan with a little oil. Add water and grind to a fine paste.
  • Clean the chicken and add turmeric powder, chili powder and salt. Keep aside for thirty minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds to splutter. Add cumin seeds and fennel seeds. Let it fry for few seconds.

  • Add Onion. Fry till it becomes golden brown in color.
  • Add tomatoes and fry till it becomes soft and pulpy.
  • Add coriander powder and fry for 5 minutes.
  • Add the finely ground paste and fry for 3 minutes.
  • Then add the marinated chicken and some water.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and cook for about 20 minutes or till the chicken pieces are cooked.

  • Stir occasionally.
  • Garnish with curry leaves.

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5 comments:

  1. i'm gonna try this recipe soon Suba...looking delicious...oh yes i tried your chetinnad chicken varuval recipe and it turns out scrumptious...thank you...

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  2. most welcome... Pls follow my blog for further recipes...Thank you for your support!

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  3. tried the recipe. it was simply delicious

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  4. Hi..Red chillies dry or fresh ones to use?

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  5. Delicious my family loved it.
    Thanks

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