Tuesday, April 6, 2010


So, finally I am doing the post on that curry on the header! I have been asked over and over by so many about what that dish was all about! That photograph did create a buzz more that I expected it to! :) It was nothing but a simple, delicious chicken curry that I made recently to go along with Ari Pathiri - a flat bread made using groud rice flour...a speciality from my hometown, Kannur.

 Ari Pathiri was my favourite in school. My friend, Shabnam , used to get it to school in her lunch box everyday.And she was so generous ...she used to give me all of it! And I used to share whatever I had.

This chicken curry is no-one's recipe, but mine. One thing I realised li'l late was, I cannot refer a cookbook for curry! I have no idea why, because cookbooks are my bed-time story books! But, when it comes to curry, yes, I can read through and drool over the pics...but, never follow one! I always want to follow my heart and throw the ingredients in together according to my heart's desire!

My own recipe

Chicken- 1 kg, cut & cleaned
Onions- 2 , large cut into fine slices
Tomatoes- 2, medium chopped
Freshly ground pepper- 5-6 tbsp
Coriander powder- 1/2 tbsp
Corainder leaves/Cilantro- 1 bunch,chopped
Oil- 5 tbsp
Salt to taste  

  • Heat oil, add onions and saute till soft and translucent.
  • Add in the tomatoes and saute till soft.
  • Add pepper, coriander powder and salt. Give it a good mix.
  • Add chicken pieces, mix welll and let it cook .
  • When it is halfway cooked, add chopped coriander leaves and cook till done.
  • Serve hot with Pathiri.
My own recipe

Rice flour- 1 cup
Water-1 cup
Oil-2 tsp
Salt to taste

  •  Boil water with salt and oil.
  • When it starts bubbling furiously ,switch of the fire,add the rice flour and stir it well with a spoon.
  • Close the vessel with a lid and leave for 5 mins.
  • Mix well (Be careful, it is really hot!) and divide them into portions.
  • Oil your palm and rolling pin & roll them out on a piece of clingfilm (so that it doesn't stick).
  • Cook them on medium heat on a tawa or a flat bottomed non-stick pan.
  • Try not to over cook them (too many brown spots) so that it doesn't feel dry when you eat them.
  • As soon as they are cooked, transfer them into an insulated container so that it stays warm and soft.

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    Divya Kudua said...

    You have your own recipe for Chicken curry and pathiri?? You rock yaar!!

    I have never had Pathiri,somehow,I always felt it was difficult to make.Great pics,as usual!!

    Tina said...

    Kandittu vayiloode kappalodunundu..Pepper chicken adipoli..Best side dish for pathiri...

    Prerna said...

    Pepper chicken has always been my family's favorite and mine too as its so quick to make and tastes awesome.
    Pathiri I've never made but had once at my friends place who belonged to Mangalore and somehow always assumed that it must be very tough to make but now I think I can give it a try and hope it will taste as awesome as I've had last time and look as good as ur picture.

    Finla said...

    Just came back home after a long cycling of 10 km. And i so wish i had this now.
    Never made pathiri at home. Have had them in friends home.

    RV @ Food for 7 Stages said...

    Same pinch, Every time I make curry, it turns out differently because I never stick to a recipe ;-)

    Jobin is really lucky to enjoy the sinfully delicious Pathiri and Pepper chicken

    Sarah Naveen said...

    Nice clicks....both pepper chicken and pathiri looks awesome!!!! kothiyavunnu

    Aps Kitchen said...

    My AUnt always made pathiri... but i never gave a try at home...nd about the gravy i dont know wht to comment as its not my switch... Nice clicks as usual

    AdukalaVishesham said...

    adipoli.. the pepper chicken looks delicious.. just wanna grab a bite with those pathris..

    Shabs.. said...

    Nice one da.....try dipping pathiri in coocnut milk...hot one...its yummy....well, we make pathiris in a different way....we dont cook it in boiled water...

    Prajusha said...

    mouthwatering pics

    Swapna said...

    Adipoli Pepper Chicken and Patiri:) Never made Patiri at home...after seeing your beautiful pathiri I really wanted to try them:)...Nice clicks Ria!

    Unknown said...

    Ari pathiri is something totally new! I've already handed the recipe to my cook, I can't wait to try it! Though of course he tends to 'add his own touch' a little too much!

    Unknown said...

    Ari pathiri is something totally new! I've already handed the recipe to my cook, I can't wait to try it! Though of course he tends to 'add his own touch' a little too much!

    Justbeanme said...

    I had being only following three blogs since few yrs n never felt like needed any other place...Lo behold i proved myself wrong...!!! I Stumble Upon ur world n therez no looking back since then...Each day i need to visit u!! Read u... n atleast since a week tryin ur simple onez!!!?(he he kitty is not a chef... )
    First was ur Kuttunadu chicken.. n then this one!! Walla... No looking back.. !!!Girlie the chicken was death by chicken !! my hubby asked me can u save it for tomorrowz lunch n he was more surprise i made this new thing called Pathiri..I first did it with a glove n it was no no good...grrr !! then i dared to dipin my bare hands n really it was worth the pain!! muaaah..!!! Bless u

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