Chicken Varuval



Chicken – 500 gm cut into small pieces

Coriander powder – 1 1/2 tsp

Chicken masala – 1 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Chilly powder – 1 tsp

Cumin powder – 1/4 tsp

Garam masala – 1/4 tsp

Salt – to taste

For Frying

Oil – 2 tbsp

Cinnamon – 1″ piece

Cardamom – 1

Star anise – 1 small piece

Cloves – 2

Curry leaves – 2 sprigs

Dry red chillies – 4 broken

Ginger – 1 tbsp crushed

Garlic – 1 tbsp crushed

Onion – 2 medium chopped

Tomato – 1 big chopped

Water – 1 tbsp




Marinate the chicken along with the spice powders and salt, for 30 minutes.  Heat oil in a non-stick pan and add the whole spices and then curry leaves and chillies.  Add ginger and garlic, and fry till the aroma comes out.  Add onions and fry till they turn light brown.  Add the tomato and fry for a minute.  Now add the marinated chicken pieces and water.  Cook covered till the chicken is done.  Open the lid and fry on high flame for 5 minutes.  Lip-smacking ‘Chicken Varuval’ is ready to be served!  This can be served as a side dish for rice, chapati, porotta, nan, appam, dosa and bread.  Cheers!

1 Comment
  1. Makes me hungry, such a droolworthy chicken varuval.