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Chicken Ularthiyathu


Chicken Ularthiyathu

Chicken Ularthiyathu



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Vicky Ratnani cooks chicken drumsticks, Kerala style, with a masala rich base. Served with some lime rice.


  • For masala:
    Dry roast the following

    2 sticks cinnamon

    4-5 green cardamom

    3 cloves

    1 aniseed

    1 Tbsp cumin seeds

    2 Tbsp fried coconut

    For the chicken:

    6 chicken drumsticks

    2 tsp red chilli powder

    1 Tbsp coriander powder

    1/2 Tbsp turmeric

    For the gravy:

    1 Tbsp oil

    2 small sized onions, sliced

    1 Tbsp ginger, julienne

    7-8 curry leaves

    1/2 Tbsp mustard seeds

    2 tsp garlic, chopped

    3 tsp vinegar


    Salt, to taste


For masala:

In a food processor add cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, aniseed, fried coconut and cumin. Make a powder of this. Keep aside.

For the chicken:

Marinate the chicken drumsticks in red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric and the masala made earlier.

For the gravy:

In a pan add oil, mustard seeds, ginger, curry leaves and garlic. Saute.

Add onions and saute till pink.

De-glaze with vinegar.

Add the marinated chicken with the residual masala.Add salt.

Cook for 10 minutes.

Add water (enough to cover the chicken half way through) and cook on low heat till the chicken is cooked and the water evaporates.

Serve with lime rice.

Key Ingredients: Chicken, cinnamon, green cardamom, cloves, aniseed, cumin seeds, drumstick, red chilli, coriander powder, turmeric, vegetable oil, onion, ginger, curry leaves, mustard seeds, garlic, vinegar, salt