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Nimi's Culinary Ventures: CHICKEN ULARTHU

May 31, 2010


I was looking forth to try out this recipe since the day I saw it on a television show.Although the recipe was a bit of time consuming Iwas quite happy with the results.I made this for dinner with Paalappams .Well it goes well with rice too.

1 1/2 kg chicken pieces
1 coconut scraped
1 tsp Black pepper
1 1/2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp yellow turmeric powder
1 tsp Fennel seeds
5 large onions sliced
2 pieces of ginger
10-15 cloves of garlic
Curry leaves
3 tbsp coconut oil
Salt to taste

For marinating
4 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp yellow turmeric powder
a pinch of fenugreek roasted and powdered
1 1/2 tsp Garam masala powder
2 tbsp vinegar

  • Marinate the chicken pieces with chilli powder,turmeric powder,coriander powder,fenugreek powder,garam masala along with salt and vinegar.Keep it aside for 1/2 an hour.
  • Coarsely grind the scraped coconut,large onions,ginger,garlic,black turmeric, fennel seeds , red chilli powder,turmeric powder, garam masala all together.
  • After the time span mix the ground mixture well with the marinated chicken pieces.
  • In a heavy bottomed wok on flame,pour 3 tbsp oil and add in the chicken mix.Stir and cover the vessel with a vessel keeping it on low flame.
  • After 5 minutes you can see the water coming out from the chicken.Stir the chicken and close the lid again.Take care that the chicken doesnt stick to the wok.
  • Repeat the procedure till the chicken is well cooked.If you feel that the chicken is sticking to your pan too much ..drizzle oil lightly on the sides of the wok  and stir well.
  • Stir till the chicken mix becomes dark brown.It took me an hour and half.
  • Add the curry leaves and 1 tbsp of coconut oil over the chicken ularthu.
  • Mix well and remove from flame.

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Blogger Zia Elle said...

Yammy!! it looks very good Nimi!!

May 31, 2010 at 9:27 AM

Blogger PranisKitchen said...

wow chicken ularthyathu looks so delicious.nice recipe..
the chicken are nicely coated with the masala.i add shredded coconut while frying the chicken really give nice flavour

May 31, 2010 at 2:41 PM

Blogger Nimi SunilKumar said...

@lidia..It is yummy!
@Praniskitchen ..I used to add shredded coconut as you said..but I find this method more tastier.Hope you too will try this out!

May 31, 2010 at 9:43 PM

Blogger Shabs.. said...

Looks rea good da....pinney nee enginyaa aa writingnte backing aa pink background ittathu?....r u using photoshop?, if yes doesnt ur pc get slow?

June 1, 2010 at 3:31 AM

Blogger Nimi SunilKumar said...

@shabs..thanx da..ys da njn fontinu photoshop aanu upayogiche.No da ente os wind vista aanu..ee program karanam hang aagarilla.

June 1, 2010 at 5:53 AM

Blogger Priti said...

Hey chicken looks just yum...thanks for visiting my blog ...look fwd to your entry dear...you have wonderful space...love to follow

June 1, 2010 at 6:52 AM

Blogger Mano Saminathan said...

Looks very delicious and tempting!
Photograph is also nice!!

June 7, 2010 at 1:41 AM

Blogger Srivalli said...

Nimi, thanks for leading me here..lovely space!..I have sent the mail on ICC..

June 9, 2010 at 11:12 AM

Blogger Zia Elle said...

Nice your new blog's layout! I like it very very much!! Great work dear!

June 9, 2010 at 11:14 AM

Anonymous RV said...

Hi Nimi, I am so glad to meet a cook book author. Your blog rocks and I like your recipe collection..I read your profile and it is truly amazing. You won't believe you look like a photocopy of my school senior. First I thought it was her. But yeah her name is different and she lives in Chennai. Nice knowing you and looking forward to connect with you. Happy Blogging!!

July 13, 2010 at 11:19 AM


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