Ulli Chicken recipe | Christmas special Chicken fry

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Ulli Chicken recipe – A super simple chicken fry recipe that is Christmas special recipe made with small onions, red chillies, and very few spices. We also call this as chicken Ulli milagu. It is semi-dry, spicy and very delicious chicken fry.

This chicken Ulli milagu is made often at my home next to chicken pallipalayam. ingredients are the same but the method of cooking is different. chicken cooked with small onions are a very extraordinary taste compared to normal onions. Big onion gives a sweet tinge to the fry which we don’t prefer.

some of the other chicken fry recipes:

ulli chicken recipe

Ulli Chicken recipe

Christmas special Chicken fry

Ulli chicken recipe

Prep Time1 hour 5 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 2 people


to grind raw

  • 1/2 cup small onions
  • 5-6 no red chillies
  • 10-12 cloves garlic
  • 2 inch ginger chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder

other ingredients

  • 1/2 kg chicken
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 4-5 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 sprig curry leaves
  • 10-15 no small onions sliced
  • 1 medium tomato chopped


  • grind the ingredients given under" to grind raw" to a fine paste.
  • marinate chicken with 3/4th of the prepared masala, turmeric powder, salt and let it rest for 1 hour.
  • heat oil in a kadai, saute curry leaves and sliced small onions until brown.
  • add tomatoes and fry till mushy.
  • further add remaining prepared masala, salt a pinch. close and cook the masala for few minutes.
  • add the marinated chicken pieces, sprinkle water, mix well.
  • close and cook for 20-30 minutes while stirring in between.
  • open and cook when the chicken is soft.
  • fry in simmer until it is semi-dry and slightly roasted.
  • serve hot with rice or roti.


How to make Christmas special Chicken fry

To make this ulli milagu chicken, we need to grind the masala to marinate the chicken with. For that, grind raw: small onions, red chillies, ginger, and garlic.

ulli chicken recipe

further add Kashmiri red chilli powder, coriander powder and grind it to a fine paste adding very little water only if needed.

ulli chicken recipe

Take the clean chicken pieces in a bowl and add 3/4th the prepared masala to it along with turmeric powder. mix well to combine. marinate for at least a minimum of 1 hour.

christmas special chicken fry

Heat coconut oil in a kadai and add curry leaves to it. fry a bit and add sliced small onions. fry till reddish.

christmas special chicken fry

When the onions are reddish, add chopped tomatoes and fry till mushy.

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When the tomatoes are cooked, add the remaining masala, salt for the onions and mix well.

ulli chicken recipe

Mix it once, close partially as it may splatter. cook for a couple of minutes until raw smell leaves and the masala is thickened.

christmas special chicken fry

Now add the marinated chicken pieces and mix well.

ulli chicken recipe

Sprinkle water as needed, close cook for 20-30 minutes while stirring in-between.

christmas special chicken fry

once the chicken is cooked and soft. open and let it dry until you get the desired consistency. Let it cook in medium /low heat.

Overmixing may break the chicken pieces. Mix without breaking the pieces. until semi-dry and slightly roasted.

christmas special chicken fry

serve it hot with rice and curry of your choice.

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