Kozhi Peralan – Chicken Masala Roast

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This is the chicken dish I had prepared to go along with the Coconut Milk Rice that I posted last week. A dry chicken preparation, actually too easy to cook up, as the only work involved seems to be the peeling and chopping of shallots!!! I love curries that use shallots instead of onions, the taste that it gives is just so elegant!!! My HD and B thought that this chicken and the rice made a perfect combination, even I felt so. This dish would go really well with some chapathis or pooris for sure… Off to the recipe… Recipe adapted from here



Kozhi Peralan - Chicken Masala Roast

Course Main
Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 3
Author Rafeeda


  • 500 gm chicken
  • 1 small pc cinnamon
  • 2 cardamom
  • 4 cloves
  • 6 black peppercorn
  • 1/4 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 heaped tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • 3/4 cup shallots sliced
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Grind the ingredients in the "for grinding" to a smooth paste. Marinate the chicken in this paste along with vinegar and curry leaves for 30 minutes.
  • Add the chicken and marinade in a sauce pan along with the hot water.
  • Cook on medium-low flame till the chicken is done. Stir occasionally to avoid sticking to the pan.
  • In a frying pan, add the coconut oil. Fry the sliced shallots till browned.
  • Fry the curry leaves as well. Add this to the cooked chicken and simmer for 5 minutes. Switch off.
  • Serve warm with rice or chapathis.


I had made it really dry without much curry. If you need some wetness, then add upto one cup of water during the cooking.

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  1. looks so yummy and very easy recipe………….

    1. Thank you so much Femi…

  2. Your pictures are becoming so good; clear and spot on to showcase the in and out taste of your recipes. I see the deliciousness in the chicken pieces.

    1. Thank you so much Nava… I'm humbled by the comments on the pic… just trying to be better…

  3. I love all your chicken dishes, absolutely mouth watering!

    1. Thank you so much Beulah…

  4. Yum yummy chicken peralan

    1. Thank you so much Beena…

  5. Yummy and tempting………So lovely and mouthwatering…….

    1. Thank you so much Remya…

  6. I was waiting for such a recipe…thank u soo much…going to try it soon…

    1. Thank you so much Jaspinder…

  7. yummy and spicy chicken roast. Mouthwatering.

    1. Thank you so much Poornima…

    1. Thank you so much Nammi…

  8. Non-veg kalakkal .Loved its color 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Chitra…. 🙂

  9. that`s a very tempting dish n roast soundig hot..

    1. Thank you so much Usha…

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