Thursday, January 24, 2013

Koli Varuval (Spicy Chicken Fry)

Koli Varuval (Chicken fry) is a common recipe, Last week I had craving for hot and spicy food because of my bad cold, planned to do this koli varuval. I use to do this often but this time it was extraordinary.


Onion (finely chopped)
¾ cup
Tomatoes (chopped)
½ cup
Chili powder
1 tsp
Chicken masala powder
1 tsp
Garlic pods (crushed)
Ginger (crushed)
1 ½ inch
Mustard seeds
1 tsp
Fennel seeds
1 tsp
Fresh Pepper powder
2 tsp
2-3 Tbsp
as per taste
To marinate:
Chicken (with bone)
1 lb
Chili powder
2 tsp
Turmeric powder
½ tsp
2 Tbsp
Lemon juice
2 tsp



  1. Marinate the chicken and allow it to rest at least for one hour.
  2. Heat oil, splutter mustard seeds and fennel seeds, add onion and sauté until light pink color, add garlic and ginger next add tomatoes and cook until soft.
  3. In this stage add marinated chicken and cook for 2-3 minutes. Now add chili powder, chicken masala and salt.
  4. Cook without covering the lid, wait until chicken cook soft and tender (the oil should starts to leave) now add pepper powder, curry leaves and coriander leaves.
  • The chicken is going to cook in oil don’t reduce the oil you might add another teaspoon if needed.
  • Instead of crushed ginger and garlic you can also add ginger garlic paste.
  • I use to eat mild, if you eat spicier add another teaspoon of chili powder, pepper and even one green chili.

1 comment:

Saraswathi Tharagaram said...

chicken varuval is super delicious and yummy.