Boneless chicken ularthiyathu

Chicken ularthiyathu

Ingredients (Serves 4)

1. Chicken thighs – 1/2 kg, cut into small pieces

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Chilly powder – 1 tsp

Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

Salt – To taste

2. Coconut oil – 1.5 – 2 tbsp

3. Onion – 1.5 – 2 cup, thinly sliced and halved

Ginger – 1.5 tbsp,chopped

Garlic – 6 – 8 large, chopped

Curry leaves – A few

4. Crushed red chilies – 3/4 tsp

Freshly crushed pepper corns – 1/2 tsp or to taste

5. Fennel seeds (roasted) – 1/2 – 3/4 tsp, crushed

6. Salt – To taste


1. Marinate chicken pieces with the other ingredients numbered 1. Set aside for at least 30 minutes or overnight in the refrigerator.

2. Heat coconut oil in a pan at medium-high or high heat. Add chicken pieces in 1 or 2 batches and fry until browned (takes about 6 – 10 minutes, do not fry for a very long time otherwise they will turn hard). Transfer to a bowl.

3. In the remaining oil, add onion, ginger, garlic, curry leaves and a pinch of salt. Saute until onion turns golden. Add crushed chilly flakes and pepper powder. Saute for a minute and add fried chicken pieces. Cook for a few minutes at medium-low heat stirring in between. Just before switching off, add crushed fennel seeds and cook for 30 seconds (if you are using unroasted fennel seeds, stir for a minute or so). Switch off. Serve immediately. You can have it as an appetizer or along with rice and other side-dishes. Its super-yummy, do give this a try…happy cooking!!

Chicken ularthiyathu

Chicken ularthiyathu

Recipe Courtesy – My friend Anu Cijo’s mom

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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