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Chicken Pallipalayam | Erode special Chicken fry | Pallipalayam chicken fry with step by step photos and video recipe.


Chicken Pallipalayam is famous among the dhabas and restaurants in and around erode. The spiciness and that special authentic taste of the dish makes it famous. There is a place called pallipalayam in erode. I wonder if this chicken fry was originated in that area. ?

Pallipalayam chicken fry with step by step tutorials and simple instructions to follow.

I remember visiting a dhaba near erode few years back where we were seated in a hut and served nattu kozhi pallipalayam in a mud pot super hot! before we started having our food, it was heavy thunder and rain that we could feel the breeze and chillness outside through the open windows. It was so good experience at that dhaba. Am not sure, if the rain and weather made the dish so tasty or was it actually? anyways, I have almost replicated the recipe and we follow this recipe almost every weekend.

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Chicken Pallipalayam fry video recipe:

Directions for pallipalayam chicken:

Preparations (Keep it ready before cooking):

  1. Clean chicken and cut them to bite sized pieces.
  2. We need lot of shallots. Finely slice shallots (optional). I prefer using it as such as it gets cooked along with chicken.
  3. Break  the dry red chilies and de-seed them.
  4. Cut Thin slices of coconut pieces.


Making of Pallipalayam fry:

Heat sesame oil in a thick bottomed panchicken pallipalayam

Add 1 cup shallots to the heated oil. (Few add mustard seeds and crackle them, which is optional)chicken pallipalayam

Red chilli de-seeded has to be added. chicken pallipalayam

After frying the onions and chillies for 2 minutes, add the coconut pieceschicken pallipalayam

also, add the ginger garlic paste chicken pallipalayam

fry for 1 minute in medium heatchicken pallipalayam

Put in cleaned and cut chicken pieceschicken pallipalayam

Furthermore, add the spice powders that are required : first, Turmeric powderchicken pallipalayam

next add Coriander powderchicken pallipalayam

then salt to tastechicken pallipalayam

mix well

chicken pallipalayam

add a cup of water, I have used country chicken so, have added more water. In case of broiler or the variety of chicken you use, adjust water quantitychicken pallipalayam

Close and cook in medium flame until chicken pieces are well cooked. It takes roughly, 30-40 minutes. Open in between and stir to check there is enough water. If not add more.chicken pallipalayam

Open and mix againchicken pallipalayam

Serve hot with ricechicken pallipalayam

Recipe for Chicken Pallipalayam:

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4.50 from 4 votes

Chicken Pallipalayam

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings


  • 1/2 kg chicken cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 cup shallots
  • 20-25 dry red chillies de-seeded
  • 1/8 cup coconut sliced
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • salt to taste


  • Heat sesame oil in a thick bottomed pan. Add shallots and red chillies and fry for 2 minutes. 
  • add the coconut pieces, ginger garlic paste and fry for 1 minute in medium heat
  • Put in cleaned and cut chicken pieces, Turmeric powder, Coriander powder, salt to taste and mix well
  • add a cup of water, Close and cook in medium flame until chicken pieces are well cooked. Open and mix again. Serve hot with rice

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  1. Came here searching for Chicken Pallipayam. Sounds like a great dish and rich local flavor of Erode. Thanks for the simple yet descriptive recipe. Looking forward to try this dish. … !?

  2. Tasted absolutely delicious! And so easy to make. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Hi Jinoo,
    Happy that u got a chance to taste pallipalayam chicken at erode. Your step by step pictures are clear and tempting.

    May I suggest you something. Actually pallipalayam chicken is well prepared with coconut oil and it gives the authentic taste. Yeah while preparing at home, it s individual preference to use whatever oil if they don’t like coconut flavour.

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