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Pallipalayam chicken fry hotel style

Pallipalayam chicken fry hotel style | பள்ளிபாளையம் சிக்கன் வறுவல் | chicken pallipalayam recipe
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Tamilnadu cuisine
Keyword: chicken fry, chicken pallipalayam, chicken recipes, chicken starters, south indian chicken fry, spicy
Servings: 800 gms
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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red chilli paste

  • 6-8 dry red chillies
  • 3-4 dry kashmiri chillies

main ingredients

  • 1 cup de-seeded red chillies - broken into half
  • 3-4 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup curry leaves
  • 2.5 cups sliced small onions/shallots
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 800 gms chicken
  • salt as required
  • 1 cup sliced coconut pieces
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala


  • soak red chillies + kashmiri chillies in water for 10 minutes. grind red chillies to a fine paste and keep it ready. 
  • de-seed another set of red chillies and break it into half. . heat coconut oil in a pan and add red chillies and curry leaves. fry until the colour of the oil changes to slight red and the leaves are crisp.
  • further, slice the small onions. add small onions sliced, ginger garlic paste and fry well until onions are slightly brown.
  • at this stage, add clean chicken. fry for 2 minutes or until it starts releasing water. add salt required for the chicken and mix well.
  • add 2 cups of water, close and cook until the chicken is half done. about 20 minutes.
  • open and add sliced coconut pieces. mix well.
  • furthermore, add turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and garam masala.
  • also add red chilli paste as much required. I used only 2.5 tbsp of prepared paste. mix well after adding red chilli paste.
  • close and cook for about 30-40 minutes in low-medium flame or until the chicken is completely cooked. sprinkle water only if needed. open and mix well. serve hot with rice.