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Chicken Ularthiyathu/Slow Roasted Chicken...step by step.

This is Amma's chicken ularthiyathu akka slow roasted chicken. The most sought after dish during my childhood. This goes with everything from plain rice to fried rice to roti to appam or even with plain bread. I love this so much that making it brings back memories of childhood and Amma's kitchen.

Chicken is cooked along with spices and then sauted in pure virgin coconut oil.

How Amma Makes it:
Chicken: 1 kg.
Onion: 2 sliced.
Ball Tomatoes: 3 pureed.
Ginger: 1, inch, grated or minced.
Garlic: 2 pods, grated or minced.
Green chilly: 2 or 3 slit.
Vinegar: 1 tbsp.
Kashmiri Chilly powder: 3 tsp (increase or decrease according to your tolerance level).
Fresh coriander powder: 2 tsp.
Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp.
Garam masala: 1 tsp.
Fresh pepper powder: 1 tsp.
Curry leaves.
Coconut oil.
Slivered coconut pieces: 1/2 cup (optional).
Dry whole red chillies: 3, broken.
Salt to taste/about 1 tsp.


1. Put chicken in a deep bottomed pan along with pureed tomato, red chilly powder, coriander powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, vinegar, garlic, and ginger. Mix well.

2. Let it cook until the excess water is almost evaporated.

3. In another large pan, heat 3 or 4 tbsp of coconut oil. If you are using slivered coconut pieces add them and fry them till light brown and keep them aside. Now add the onion, green chilies, 2 or 3 dried red chillies broken, and curry leaves, let it fry till light brown. I used very little oil and you can make in a nonstick pan with less oil.

4. Put the cooked chicken into the browned onions. Let it saute on low flame for about 20 to 30 min. Make sure you stir occasionally. Finally add fresh pepper powder.

Serve hot!



  1. yum!this is really good and tasty and what i love about it really easy!thanks a lunch for tomorrow is going to be this:)

  2. mouthwatering chicken recipe...

    do link this to the Kerala Kitchen event going on at my blog for the month of Feb 2012..

  3. That looks very tempting,just couldn't resist the look of it.

  4. Seriously cant take my eyes from ur irresistible clicks,super tempting chicken ularthiyathu.

  5. Slurrp...looks that yummy. Luv it with hot steamed rice

  6. This looks awesome..Yummy Recipe


  7. Great to know you lovely space... :)

  8. Hey, found your blog link from ReciepsUs. You have a nice space an dnice recieps, This one is very diffrent and sound very flavourful, will try ur method, visit me when u have time..following you

  9. wow nisa i wud love to have it with chappati...

  10. Super tempting chicken,adipoli aayitundu

  11. Droolworthy Chicken Dear.Luks Yumm 2.Fabulous try.

  12. Thanks everybody...keep visiting :)

  13. wow...chicken looks absolutely fabulous...well made :-)

  14. first time in your blog...u have a lovely blog with awesome clicks..following you right away..chicken is so perfectly done. will try it sometime soon..

  15. My husband is gonna love this recipe...

  16. it's the kind of dish that builds memories :)

  17. such a simple and yet mouthwatering recipe...tried this and grt

  18. Thank you latika for trying out....and glad to know that you enjoyed.

  19. Nisa,

    You say to use a deep bottom pot/pan.

    How important is that? I have a regular, maybe 8 inch high stainless steal steal pot.

    Will that work fine, or does it need to be a deeper vessel?

    1. Azhakatha-any pan/pot will can use kadai or even a big sauce pan...this is just to cook the chicken and the spices....then again you have to saute/slow fry in another pan. hope this helps...

  20. Replies
    1. Suman-Hey, thanks for the visit.....salt?? oops...its around 1 tsp or adjust to your taste....keep visiting.

  21. Hey,

    Loved the recipe..what is a ball tomato?


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