Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Chicken Piralen: a recipe from Kerala

Chicken Piralen, a semi-gravy recipe from Kerala
Here 's a nice semi-gravy chicken dish that takes hardly any time to cook and tastes great with plain rice and daal.

Grind together and marinate Chicken in the following masala:
1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 tablespoon coriander powder
1 tablespoon red chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1" piece cinnamon
8 cloves
4 cardamom pods
1 teaspoon aniseed

1 kg chicken, skinned and jointed
3 medium onions sliced
1 tablespoon ground fresh garlic
1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
10-15 curry leaves
2 tablespoon vinegar
Salt to taste

Marinate the chicken and leave it for half an hour
Heat oil and fry onions till brown.
Add ginger-garlic, curry leaves and a little hot water so that the masala doesn't stick and fry for 5 minutes or till the raw smell from the ginger-garlic leaves
Add the marinated chicken and stir well. Add salt to taste.
Add a cup of hot water, cover and cook till chicken is almost cooked.
Add the vinegar and continue to cook till chicken is completely cooked.

Serve hot.


Anonymous said...

Very nice Ria. I am going to try this over the weekend. AP

Rishad said...

Mine turned out perfect, perfect, perfect. Thank you, Ree.

Kalika said...

This gets my vote for the best chicken recipe ever. It requires minimum preparation, no complicated techniques or ingredients and comes out perfect every time.
I made some today again and we are still lickin' fingers.

Ria Patel said...

Glad to hear you all like this recipe. Its one of my favourites too.