The Malabar Coast is home to some of the most beautiful beaches, delicious cuisine and rich culture! With the Arabian Sea on one side and the Western Ghats on the other, the influences of the geography tend to make the Malabari cuisine rich with seafood. While we all know of Malabari fish biryani and Malabari fish curry, we don’t know enough about chicken-based recipes from this coastal cuisine. On our hunt for such recipes, we found a delicious chicken dish that is spicy and crunchy at the same time – Payyoli Chicken Fry! This tasty chicken snack is from Payyoli, a small town on the Malabar Coast of Kozhikode District of Kerala.
Influenced by the Malabari flavours of Payyoli, this chicken fry amalgamates the best of the coast with grated coconut, ginger, garlic, green chillies and curry leaves. You can serve this Malabari chicken fry with a delicious coconut curry or the humble dal and chawal.
Payyoli Chicken Fry Recipe: How To Make This South Indian Chicken Fry
Marinate the chicken in minced ginger and garlic, vinegar, turmeric powder, salt, meat masala powder and Kashmiri red chilli powder. Keep this for an hour. Combine grated coconut and Kashmiri red chilli powder. Heat coconut oil in a pan and fry the marinated chicken along with slit green chillies. Add the red chilli-coconut mix and curry leaves to the semi-cooked chicken and fry it for a while. Pour water and let it cook till the chicken completely absorbs the water. The Payyoli Chicken Fry is ready!
Sounds delicious, right?! Make this South Indian chicken fry at home and surprise your family with this tasty snack. Let us know in the comments section how you liked it.