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Chicken Peralan




Peralan is another famous Kerala style preparation which is basically a dry chicken preparation. Mutton, beef and also potatoes also can be made following the same recipe. It is relatively easy to execute with little spices and can be made in a jiffy. Give this recipe a try..it goes well with rice and rotis.

Ingredients
Chicken - 1 Kg
Shallots/onions chopped- 1 1/2cup
Crushed shallots- 1/2 cup
Tomatoes- 2 medium
Ginger garlic paste- 1 +1
Green chilly- 2
Chilly powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2
Pepper powder-1 tsp
Gram Masala- 2 tsp
Coconut milk thick- 4 tsp
oil- 2 tsp
salt to taste
curry leaves


Cut and clean chicken and marinate it with half of chilly powder, pepper powder, turmeric powder, two tsp of garam masala, salt, one tsp of ginger garlic paste and keep aside for half an hour. 

 Cook this chicken with one cup of water in a closed pot or in pressure cooker( use only 1/2 cup water) till it is tender and till all the water has evaporated.

Chop or slice onions/shallots. Crush yet another half cup of shallots and keep aside.

In a heavy bottom pan heat oil and saute onions till it become golden brown. Add in ginger garlic paste, crush shallots and curry leaves and fry for two to three minutes. Add tomatoes and saute till soft.Add in  the remaining chilly powder, turmeric, pepper and garam masala and finally the cooked chicken.Mix  till all the masala gets coated well on the chicken. Pour in four to five tsp of coconut milk ( or instead you can add one tsp of vinegar) add let get completely absorbed into the masala. Serve with rotis, rice or fried rice.




Try this...


Hope you will all enjoy.

Comments

  1. Amazing presentation. Nice vegetable craving! ( what you used for decoration). Chicken looks amazing

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  2. So yummy and tempting....nic eclick

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  3. My Fav!!!! looks so delicious...

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  4. Looks so good Suja, perfect looking pictures, very nice presentation.

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  5. wow Suja...you really are a great cook.

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  6. Thanks all for the sweet comments:)
    Rach I used tomato:)

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  7. looks beautiful suja, delicious and mouthwatering

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  8. This is delicious and nicely presented dear...

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  9. Looks really good. Certainly mouthwatering!

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  10. Mouthwatering chicken peralan, truly tempting..

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  11. nice tempting presentation! liked the tomato flower.

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  12. Beautiful presentation...luks terribly tempting

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  13. really delicious one suja..vesy nicely done lovely pic too

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  14. looks really delicious..I am a vegetarian though :(

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  15. Great presentation!! Chicken peralen looks really tempting..

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  16. chicken piralan looks grt dear. chappathi kittiyirunnenkl kazhikkamayirunnu

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  17. Hi Suja, thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments dear:)

    Your space looks cute with yummy recipes, i'm eager to try ur Jackfruit puttu and Fish fingers..

    Glad to follow you and all the very best dear:)

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  18. പെരളൻ നന്നായിട്ടൂണ്ട്.... ഇത് മലബാറൂകാരുടെ രീതിയിൽ നിന്നും വ്യത്യാസമുണ്ട്...എന്തായാലും കൊള്ളാം...ആശംസകൾ!

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  19. Thanks all for stopping by and for the sweet comments...

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  20. Hi Suja,
    Your food blog is great !! Ur recipes are fab n the presentation superb ....... I am in love with it.
    Cheers!
    Satrupa
    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  21. this looks tremendous...im totally craving it now.

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  22. Thanx for visiting our blog..Chicken looks so tempting n nicely presented...

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  23. Thanks all for stopping by and for the sweet comments

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  24. Hi Suja, I tried the peralan recipe and loved it..i have a put a photo in my blog...

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  25. Thanks dear..it gives me lot of pleasure and lots of encouragement too..I am so happy to know that you liked it :)

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  26. chicken piralen looks so tasty!!! nice recipe collection!!

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  27. wowwwwwwwwwww !!!!!!!!!!!!!chicken piralan is soooo good... easy and tasty recipe....thank you suja....

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  28. Hi Suja,

    This looks great. i have actually got another recipe for chicken peralan which I am going to try today and publish on my blog tomorrow. Please do stop by for a visit. My blog address is neetustastytreats.blogspot.com. It's been 2 weeks since i started it, so still slowly getting there. Do try out my stuff!

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  29. Thanks Neetu for coming over,glad that you liked this recipe..
    Waiting for your post,have been looking around for more authentic versions,will surely try it :)
    You have a wonderful blog Neets..keep up the good work:)

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