Chicken Perattu – Trivandrum Style (No onion No tomato Recipe)

Chicken Perattu - Trivandrum Style

Easy yet delicious Trivandrum style chicken dish that can be served with rice, puttu, kappa or chapathis. Hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we did.

Ingredients (Serves 5 – 6)

Recipe courtesy – Adapted from here

1. Chicken – 1 kg, cut into small pieces and rinsed well

2. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Kashmiri chilly powder /(good quality) – 1 tbsp

Coriander powder – 2 tsp

Garam masala powder – 1 tsp

Salt – To taste

3. Coconut oil – 5 tbsp

4. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Mint leaves – 8 – 10, torn

Rambha ila / pandan leaves – 1 tbsp, chopped (I didnt have it, so i didnt use)

5. Kashmiri chilly powder – 1 tbsp

Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp

6. Ginger and garlic – 1 tsp each, crushed

Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp

7. Coconut oil – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – A few

Method

1. Marinate chicken with ingredients numbered 2. Set aside for at least 1 hr or overnight in the refrigerator. Take it out 30 mts before cooking.

2. Heat coconut oil in a kadai over medium heat. Splutter mustard seeds and bring down the heat to low. Add curry leaves, mint leaves, rambha leaves, 1 tbsp kashmiri chilly powder and 1/2 tsp coriander powder. Stir for 2 – 3 seconds and immediately add marinated chicken pieces. Mix well. Cook covered for 20 minutes over low or low-medium heat until half done(open the lid and stir every 5 – 7 minutes). Add crushed ginger, garlic and a few curry leaves. Cook covered until oil separates, chicken is done and well-coated with the masala. Taste-check for salt and add a pinch of garam masala powder, if required. Finally add a tsp of coconut oil and a few curry leaves for an extra taste. Switch off. Serve immediately with puttu / boiled tapioca or mashed jackfruit / idli / porotta / appam / rice etc.

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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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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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