Chicken Mezhukkupuratti

Chicken mezhukkupuratti

Ingredients (Serves 4)

1. Boneless chicken (preferably thighs)  – 1/2 kg, cut into small pieces

2. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

    Kashmiri chilly powder – 3/4 tsp

    Garam masala powder – 1 tsp

    Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tbsp

    Coconut oil – 1.5 tsp

   Curry leaves – A few, torn

   Salt – To taste

3. Coconut oil – 1.5 tbsp

    Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

    Dry red chilly – 1, broken

    Curry leaves – A few

    Pearl onions – 15 – 20, chopped

    Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

    Kashmiri chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

   Crushed chilly flakes – 1/2 tsp

4. Salt –  1 pinch


1. Marinate the chicken pieces with all the ingredients numbered 2. Set aside for  30 minutes.

2. Cover and cook the chicken pieces at medium flame, stirring in between, for about 15 – 20 minutes until the moisture is mostly evaporated and the chicken pieces are done.

3. Heat coconut oil in a pan at medium-high heat. Splutter mustard seeds and fry dry red chilies and curry leaves. Next add pearl onions and saute until they begin to change color. Add turmeric powder, kashmiri chilly powder and crushed chilly flakes. Stir for a minute. Add cooked chicken and mix well. Cook for 6 – 7 minutes at medium-high flame, stirring occasionally until the chicken pieces get slightly roasted. Switch off. Serve hot with rice and other side-dishes. It tastes give this a try!

Recipe Courtesy – Annie’s Kitchen


Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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  • looks nice and yummy… actually looks like you avoided patta, thakkolam, grambu, perumjeerakam etc (which were in annie’s kitchen).
    Did you try adding them or did you just thought of avoiding these ?

    anyways, i’m planning to make this as you did. thanks a lot for this recipe maya…:)

      • Made this dish today Maya, just as you did. (I didn’t do the Annie’s kitchen version since I knew it would be good the way you made it. See, i trust your recipes 😀) and it came out very well. Both my husband and daughter loved it. Thanks for this great recipe.

  • Can you please update the recipe regarding the garam masala.How much of perinjeerakam,thakkolam etc.?

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