Kozhi Ada ~ Chicken Patties

I guess my head is out of ideas as to how to start my posts. Quite laxed at the moment!!! So I will share with you a slide, that has really touched me, when I was browsing through my FB news feed. One matter in life that will make you feel relaxed, whatever adversities may be in your way, is the feeling that the Almighty’s love is with you… This slide phrases it so beautifully, I don’t think I have to give it any more dimensions of my own…


Posting today something that makes me miss my umma terribly… This was one thing she used to so often make for dinner when we were in school. The other day I was commenting to her as to how she had stopped cooking certain food all of a sudden, without any reason. And she just smiled! Aren’t there certain food that we used to hate when we were kids, because we thought our mothers don’t know how to make more variety? And now we crave for them. Yes… I am very much in that situation! Hehe… So I thought, why not share this recipe that I had made one dinner when I missed her. I have already indicated before in my posts that my umma was a person of limited culinary skills, but whatever she knows to make, is just beyond words, and definitely, this is also one of her specialties… not to speak about the awesome chicken cutlets that she makes…


Kozhi Ada ~ Chicken Patties

Course Snacks
Cuisine Malabar
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 250 gm boneless chicken cubes
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 5-6 curry leaves
  • 2 onions sliced
  • 1 green chilli chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cups wholewheat flour aatta
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Water as required
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Combine the chicken cubes, turmeric, chilli and garam masala powders, along with salt in a pressure cooker and cook for three whistles. Switch off and allow the pressure to go by itself.
  • Open the lid and cook on high till the stock coats the chicken. Allow to cool. Shred and set aside.
  • In a fry pan, heat the oil, splutter mustard seeds. Saute the curry leaves for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the onion and cook till soft. Add the chilli and cook for a few minutes.
  • Add in the turmeric powder and cumin powder and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Add the pulsed chicken and mix well. Cook on low flame for around five minutes. Adjust the salt and switch off the flame. Allow to cool.
  • In a deep bowl, add the wholewheat flour and salt. Add sufficient water to mix into a soft pliable dough. Knead well for around 10 minutes.
  • Finally coat with the oil and knead for another minute. Leave the dough to rest for a minimum of 15 minutes.
  • Take one lime sized ball and roll into a medium sized disc. The disc should neither be too thick nor too thin.
  • Place a teaspoon of the chicken filling on one side, fold the other side to close the disk. Seal the edges by slightly rolling it tightly. Keep on a well oiled surface.
  • Repeat till the dough and the chicken mixture is exhausted.
  • Heat oil in a deep kadai enough to sink the patties. Once oil is really hot, reduce flame to medium and fry each patty till both the sides are golden brown in color.
  • Drain on kitchen towels.
  • Serve as is, or with tomato ketchup, chilli sauce, etc. - the choice is yours!


The filling is how I make it. You can make your normal chicken filling. You can also use mutton or beef for making the filling.
All purpose flour is normally used for the patty. However, at home, umma and I use aatta to make it healthier. You can use a mix of two as well.

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  1. kalakki Rafee Kothiyavunnu…

    1. Thank you so much Lisha…

  2. Hi, it looks good, it is not that simple yet she made an effort to make something special to her kids and you inherited the legacy she left.

    1. Thank you so much dear…

  3. A lovely post and beautiful thoughts. Thanx for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you so much dear… ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. It rings the bell Raf about my situation too. Those dishes I refused to eat because they were repeated so often by my mum. Now I call her and specifically request for that particular dish I want to eat. The patties seem familiar to something we have over here. I adore the spicy filling minus the dough on top.

    1. My umma gives me a strange look when I ask her her old recipes… hehe… thanks a lot, Nava…

  5. I am sure ur cuties would have enjoyed it ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Chitra…:)

  6. Lovely looking patties.. whatever mom made becomes automatically special!!

    1. Thank you so much Pankthi…

  7. Aren't mom's cooking always the best? You are wrong about the 'limited culinary skills'- as I bet your mom must be a fab cook, this reminds me of our malaysian curry puffs..

    1. Yes they are… I only meant to say that whatever little she knows how to make, she makes it awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks a lot Jehanne…

  8. oh my favourite… sharikkum kothipichu ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Ruxana… ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Yummy mouthwatering puffs

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  10. Love the qoutes and yummy chicken

    1. Thank you so much Ramya…

  11. Moms food always special alle Rafee. They have some sort of magic in their hands.

    1. Thank you so much Eliza…

  12. Makes me drool, adipoli aayitundu,my favorite.

    1. Thank you so much Suja…

  13. Kozhi ada looks delicious Rafeeda. Yes mom's cooking is always best.

    1. Thank you so much Swathi…

  14. Kozhi ada looks so yummy. I am also craving for some food that I used to hate as a kid or was force fed ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank u so much Meena…

  15. lovely kozhi ada dear…

    1. Thank you so much Jeya…

  16. u said it right rafee ,I miss my mom too .This looks fantastic …

    1. Thank you so much Sathya…

  17. These look yummy! I really enjoy Yasmin Mogahed's lectures. Her sister is always a great speaker.

    1. Even I love their lectures, has a good feel to it… thanks a lot, Asiya…

  18. Indeed yummy and nostalgic Rafee..I am hungry to have few.

    1. Thank you so much Dhyuthi…

    1. Thank you so much Shama…

  19. Better i dont show this post of urs to my son or else he wont let me sit peacefully…its his fav of all the snacks.

    1. Then Suhaina, please give me ur son's email address, I will forward it to him there… hehe… thanks a lot…

    1. Thank you so much Babitha…

  20. Looks delicious Rafee..:-) pne of my fav!

    1. Thank you so much Rekha… ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. It looks absolutely fabulous!

    1. Thank you so much Divya…

  22. Delicious and yummy chicken Patties perfect for guests ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Monu… ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. drool worthy chicken patties rafeeda..

    1. Thank you so much Shrav…

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