Friday, 31 August 2012

Chicken peralan | Curried chicken stir fry | Kukskitchen

A traditional Keralan chicken peralan gives an earthy touch to your meal with fresh ingredients made in a simple way. It goes well with Ghee rice, yougurt and pappadam. The recipe is one that my friend from college Serin hand wrote for me. It has been one of my favourite chicken recipes ever since.


Chicken peralan
കോഴി പെരളന്‍ 



1 - Chicken - 1 kg
      Vinegar - 2tbsp
      Ginger - 2 tsp
2 - Chillipowder - 1 1/2 tsp
      Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
      Ginger - 1 tsp
      Garlic - 1 tsp
      Fenugreek - 1 pinch
3 - Onion - 1 cup
     Mustard - 1 tsp
     Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
4 - Tomatoes - chopped - 1 cup
     Green chilli - 4-5
5 - Vinegar - 1 tbsp
     Sugar - 1/2 tsp
6 - Oil - 3 tbsp


  • Cook (1) in a pressure cooker for 8 minutes after first whistle. or an open pan with 1/2 cup of water for 15-20 mts till cooked through.
  • Grind (2) or use pastes and mix them thoroughly.
  • Heat a pan with 1 tbsp oil and splutter mustard. Add rest of (3) to this and saute till onion turns light brown. Keep this aside.
  • Heat the pan with the second tbsp of oil and saute (4). When tomatoes are nicely cooked remove from hob and keep aside.
  • Heat the pan again and add the third tbsp of oil and saute the ground paste till spices are not raw anymore. Add cooked chicken pieces to it and mix to get the pieces coated well. Add salt to taste and when this boils add (5) and mix till the gravy thickens. Remove from hob.
  • Before serving, mix the chicken with (3) and (4) kept aside
  • Serve hot with freshly prepared chappatti. :)
Sherin Deepu


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