Neethu's Kitchen To Yours: Delish Chicken Ulathiyathu

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Delish Chicken Ulathiyathu


1 1/2 pounds Chicken
2-3 tblsp lightly roasted Coriander powder
2 tsp lightly roasted chilly powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 -3/4 tsp pepper powder
Salt, according to taste
3 tblsp coconut oil
1 large onion, thinly sliced
4 chillies, slit
5 garlic cloves, Minced
2 tblsp Ginger, Minced
2 sprigs curry leaves
1tsp + 1/4 tsp garam masala


1. Marinate the chicken with coriander powder, chilly powder, pepper powder and salt. Keep aside for 30 minutes.

2. Heat oil in a large pan, add onions in low medium heat. Saute till they caramelize and add 1 sprig curry leaves along with the onion. Saute for 1 minute. Remove everything and keep aside in a plate.

3. Add ginger, garlic and chillies to the pan. Saute for about 1 minute or until they turn golden brown. Add the marinated chicken and mix well. Cook it covered for about 15 minutes in medium heat by the end of which the chicken would have produced some water.

4. Add 1 sprig of curry leaves , 1tsp garam masala and little salt. Mix them all well and cook it covered with a lid on low heat to do the slow cooking for about another 10 minutes.

5. Add the caramlezied onions and blend them all together without breaking the chicken. Keep stirring to avoid the meat sticking to the pan.When the chicken looks dried or the chicken looks well coated on the meat, add 1/4 tsp garam masala and stir gently again for 2 minutes.

6. Switch off the stove and cover the chicken. Let it rest for another 25 minutes.

Serve it with roti or rice with yoghurt :)


  1. Neethu this looks so delicious,I seriously wish you could make this for me right now! :(

  2. This is an awesome recipe......I tried it at home and it was superb. Good job Neethu.

  3. neetz...
    i tried this one last ws "wah re wah!!"

  4. Thank U Ladies! I am glad u loved it! :)

  5. hello neethu
    i am a gr8! fan of ur recipes..i do try it out in ma kitchen..i tried this chicken ularthiyathe and ma hubby said..chicken kazhichal ingane irikkanam..thanx neethu!

  6. Thank You Devi :). That truly is inspiring :)

  7. Superb Neethu!!!! It tastes awesome!!!! :)