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Chicken Ularthiyathu

Chicken Ularthu/Ularthiyathu

This is another Kerala style roast with has a perfect blend of flavor of coconut and freshly grounded spices and coconut oil.Ularthu is a kind of sauteed stir fried chicken. Usually thin slices of coconut is added but here I have used grated coconut. It is a dry preparation just like chicken fry . It is time consuming and you need to take extra care not to burn the masala, but it is worth the effort.Try this, you will surely love it.

To marinate
Chicken - 1 Kg
Pepper powder- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

For the masala
Grated coconut - 1 cup
(or thinly sliced coconut- 1/2 cup)
Shallots- 15-20
Ginger- 2  inch thick
Garlic- 8-10
Chilly powder- 1 tsp
Chilly flakes- 1/3 tsp
Whole pepper- 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Coriander powder- 3 tsp
Garam masala- 3/4 tsp
Fennel powder- 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves
Coconut oil

Cut chicken into small pieces and marinate with the ingredients listed under marinade and keep aside for half an hour.
In a mixer coarsely blend shallots, ginger, garlic and coconut. Mix in the rest of the spice ingredients other than curry leaves and oil.
Heat oil in a pan and add curry leaves. Add the marinated chicken and fry till it starts changing color. Add the ground masala mixture and saute for a minute. Drizzle a little water(not more than 1/3 cup),lower heat, cover and cook. The chicken will get cooked in its own water. Stir occasionally till the chicken is almost done. Take of the lid, drizzle a little more oil and continue sauteing till the chicken and masala changes color and becomes dry. Saute till chicken gets crispy in the outer. Finally add some fresh curry leaves.

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy.


  1. ende suje...enthu photo kandittu manam evide vare ethiyathu poole thonnunnu....vayil ninnum vellam varunnu....:)..

  2. Chicken Ularthu looks delicious. Very nicely presented with sheared tomato.

  3. Suja, the dish looks delish :)

  4. U r a master when it comes to non veg dishes...looks drooooooooooolworthy...yum mmmmmm


  5. Looks yummy..mouth watering...adipoli aayittu undu tto :)

  6. simply superb yummy chicken treat,Suja!

  7. Full of flavor yummy chicken fry.Lovely presentation.

  8. I must try out this recipe. Your photos are such temptation:):) Thank you so much for visiting my blog frequently!

  9. drool worthy the picture.

  10. Adipoli chicken ularthu, tempting for a veggie like me.

  11. love d hot n spicy color...absolutely tempting ..:P
    Tasty Appetite

  12. Perfect blend of spices and looks yummy!

  13. Drooling.ENthinaanaavo ingane kothippikkane ? Looks so tempting.

  14. Slurp Slurp !!!! Can't beat it.. Super dear..

  15. wowww... Sujaa.. kandittu vaayil kappalodikkan vellam vannu.. ippol kittiyal, chorinte kude enikku kazhikkam.. :)

  16. Fabulous chicken ularthu,full of flavours, just drooling over that plate..

  17. wow i am drooling here...yummy curry.

  18. Oh Suja, that is very tempting...yumm.

    And the vada kootucurry also looks so delicious,makes one hungry right now.

  19. spicy and delicious preparation suja :P

  20. Wow! It looks very spicy and tempting...Nice with rice...

  21. my my looks mouthwatering :)

  22. Kidilan chechi, kothy vannalo...

  23. The ingredients you used for the masala is exquisite ~ full of flavors!
    US Masala

  24. Nice preparation,looks so yummy and spicy Chicken Ularthu.

  25. Thanks all for the sweet comments:)

  26. WOW! Very delicious looking Chicken ... just looking at the picture makes me drool :)

  27. looks inviting and spicy.. tomato flower looks awesome too!

  28. I am crazy about yummy!!!

  29. vaayil muzhuvan vellam niranju... :)

  30. Another mouthwatering recipe. Suja, you tempt me too much!!

  31. awww another die look and drool drool drool....hahaha

    thank you for sharing!

  32. Tried this...was awesome!

  33. I tried it today...very tasty and different one. All should try this... thanks suja....

  34. Thanks Shynudu for the feedback,so happy that you liked chicken ularthu,one of my favorites too,pls visit again:)


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