Chicken Dry Roast

Chicken Dry Roast

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All set for Easter?  This year, we are celebrating Easter at home in Kerala. This is the first time we are celebrating Easter with family after our wedding. Btw, if you are wondering how I ended up in Kerala, again so soon, that’s another story. I’ll tell you about it in the next post. I know you are busy now and not in a mood to listen to my stories ;) So here’s a chicken dry roast recipe. I dont have step by step pics for this one.  I made it sometime ago and was planning to post on some special occasion. Look’s like now is the time….

We wish you a very happy Easter with your loved ones! May the risen Christ bless you and your family!

Here you go…

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Chicken Piralan
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Cook time: 
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Chicken – ½ kg
For Marination
  • Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
  • Pepper Powder – ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Grated ginger & garlic - 1 tsp, each
  • Salt
For Masala
  • Pearl onion – 1 cup, sliced (measured before slicing)
  • Onion – 4 medium, sliced finely
  • Grated ginger & garlic – ½ -3/4 tbsp, each
  • Red Chilli powder – 1½ tsp
  • Pepper powder – ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder – ½ – ¾ tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Fennel powder (perumjeerakam podi) – ½ tsp
  • Garam Masala – ½ tsp
  • Meat masala – 1 tsp ( I used Eastern)
  • Tomato – 1 medium – big, sliced
  • Potato – 1, cubed (refer notes)
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Salt
  • Coconut oil/ghee
  • Curry leaves
Instructions
  1. Marinate the cleaned chicken pieces with ingredients listed under 'for marination' and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add sliced pearl onions. Cook till it changes colour slightly. Add finely sliced onions and cook till it turns dark brown colour. Add grated/crushed ginger and garlic and cook till the raw smell goes, around 2-3 mins. Add all masala powders and fry till oil starts appearing, around 2 mins. Add sliced tomato, salt, curry leaves and mix well. Once the tomato becomes soft, add cubed potato and marinated chicken pieces. Mix well. Cook for 5 mins and add water. Let it boil. Reduce the flame and cover and cook till the chicken is done. This dish doesnt have gravy. Chicken pieces should be coated well with the masala.
  3. Serve hot with pulao, ghee rice, fried rice etc;
Notes
I've added more onions than the usual qty for this recipe. I cooked the onions till they are caramelised and have a very dark brown colour, but make sure you dont burn them. I cooked them on low flame. If you are using a fatty chicken, reduce the qty of water for cooking accordingly. Instead of adding potato along with chicken, half boil the potato and cut them into wedges. Fry them till it turns golden brown. Garnish the dry chicken roast with fried potato wedges. Since the chicken is already marinated with salt, be careful while adding salt to the gravy. If you are in a mood to indulge, use ghee for cooking and also use fried potatoes.

 

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  • asha dipu

    wow  thats yummyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. happy easter to u toooo

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Asha :) Hope you also had a wonderful Easter!

  • Sajna

    Ha! I was just making the Kaya and beef olarthiyathu when this post came up … :D

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Saj,

      how are you? so how was the kaya and beef?

      Cheers
      Maria

      • Sajna

        I did not get a notification for your reply and hence the delay in replying …

        I’m good! And beef and kaya kalakki or atleast, that was my husbands verdict …. :) Dunno if I’ve told u, but I’m a veggie! So, how was easter ? It’s nice that your at home… :) :)

        • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

          no probs dear :) Nice to know that kaya and beef was liked by your husband. My thanks to him :) I didnt know you were a veggie! That’s so sweet of you too cook non veg for your husband, I should say, loving wife ;)

          Easter was good dear.

          Take care,
          Maria

  • http://ramyasrecipe.blogspot.in/ Ramya

    im gonna try this real soon..looks so perfect and yummy..Happy Easter to you and family

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Ramya :) Hope you get to try this soon..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sini

    happy easter maria.enjoy with family in kerala.this time my menu is already set with ur chicken biriyani.so will try this next week.take care

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Sini dear :) Hope you also had a great Easter with your family. Please do try this when time permits…

      Take care,
      Maria

  • http://magpiesrecipes.blogspot.com/ Rose / Magpie

    Happy Easter Maria! I love chicken roast :) My family in Kerala is eating it and a whole feast right now and I am so J!  

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Rose,

      Thanks dearie :) How was your Easter?

  • Tina Sanil

    Happy Easter Maria..Thank u for posting this recipe in this important day (Easter) ,that itself shows ur sincerity n love for us..GOD BLESS U n ur fly…wil try this recipe soon..

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Tina dear :)

  • Joson

    Hi Maria,
    Thanks very much for posting this recipe. This one really saved Easter day for us. I kind of improvised(yeah right) on the recipe because chicken was about 3 kilos. My wife told me this is the type of dish that gets served in marriage banquets and she could not stop eating. Even my daughter couldn’t stop eating ( it is not a big deal for her, but for this much spiciness she really had a go at it). It was so good even after my lunch nap, I couldn’t get it out of my head. It has been a long time I felt so confident in cooking.

    Again, thanks very much for such a delightful recipe!

    In the movie, “Marykkundoru Kunjadu”, Dileep says that “after seeing the movie he directed, he stood out of so much respect to himself”. Yeah, I kind of felt like that! :-)

    Regards
    Joson

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Joson,

      I should say your comment is my Easter gift! Thank you very much for trying this as part of your Easter menu. I’m so happy that your family also enjoyed it very much. Btw, I liked that part abt marykundoru kunjadu ;) Great going, keep it up!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Ajna

    Maria!

    I just made this and it’s toooo yummy!! 
    Had it with phulkas and everybody loved it!

    You’re the star! Thank you so much for posting such awesome recipes! :)

    Love,
    Ajna

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Ajna,

      Thanks a ton dear for the comment. Great to know that you liked this recipe :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Lisa

    Hi Maria

    Hope you had a wonderful Easter.

    It is my second comment here in marias menu. Again, Not bcoz I cudnt find good recipes here, just i’m too lazy. This time we really had a Marias Menu easter. With Kallappam and Chicken Stew – both the recipes are rented from your collection. i have used this chicken stew recipe a dozen times before and everytime it was a hit. Very simple and very very tasty. Also for lunch your chicken roast was the highlight. We all loved it !!!

    Thank you !!!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Lisa,

      We had a good Easter! Really nice to know that MM was a part of your Easter celebrations, thank you very much dear :) 

      Thanks again for trying the recipes from here. 

      Take care,
      Maria

  • swathi

    hi maria, can u plz tell me the size of the cups u use in ur cooking. would love to try this. thanks
    swathi

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Swathi,

      I use the standard measuring cups. My 1 cup is 150 ml, approx. Hope you get to try this recipe soon.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Mrs. Daniel

    Hello Maria,

    I made this chicken dry roast for Christmas last year and it was a real hit. All your recipes remind me of the way my granny n mum used to cook back in Kerala. Thank you for the lovely recipe :))

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Mrs.Daniel,

      Great to know that the recipes here reminds you of your mom and granny :) Thanks for trying the recipe.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://neetustastytreats.blogspot.com/ Neetu Edison

    Hi Maria,

    Though I’ve visited your blog several times, this is the first time I’m actually writing a comment. In fact, you’ve inspired me so much that i have actullay started my own blog. I even cooked this particular dish yesterday and dedicated it to you! My blog is titled Neetu’s Tasty Treats and the address is neetustastytreats.blogspot.com. Do drop by and leave your feedback. BTW, do you know Sheetal Peter? She’s my first cousin. Small world, eh :)

    Regards,

    Neetu Alan

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Neetu,

      Thanks a bunch for your lovely comment dear! I’m really excited to know that this little space was an inspiration for you :)

      I did visit your blog and you are doing a good job, keep going! Nice to know that you are Sheetal’s cousin :)

      Happy blogging!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • rhea

    hi maria!!!
    thanx a lot for this superb recipe..i guess the caramelised onions added a good punch for the taste ….. i always lik to try diff chicken recipes and this made a real good one..
    once again thank u… and keep postin more

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Rhea,

      yeah the browning of onions is an imp step in this recipe. I’m happy that you enjoyed this recipe. Thanks a lot for trying them and also for the comment :)

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Rhea,

      yeah the browning of onions is an imp step in this recipe. I’m happy that you enjoyed this recipe. Thanks a lot for trying them and also for the comment :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Marytherese8

    Hey Maria , I made this dish twice and my guests really loved it. After marinating the chicken with the spices, I shallow fried it in oil before proceeding to the actual cooking. Thanks for this great recipe. Best Regards,
    Mary

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you very much Mary! It’s a pleasure to know that your guests enjoyed this dish. Shallow frying the dish, sounds nice. I’m sure it must have given an extra punch to the dish :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sherintj

    Hi Maria…

    I tried this chicken roast n it turned out to be really gud!!!!Even my hubby liked it sooo much,thanks a lot …….Though im a admirer of your site,this is the first time im trying out a receipe…..hope u remember me…we met in lulu weeks back…so keep up the gud work…now im quite excited to try out other receipes too!!! Regards Sherin….

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sherin,

      How are you? Yeah, I do remember you :) Thanks a lot for trying the recipe, glad you liked it. Hope you get to try other recipes too and like them too…

      Take care,
      Maria

  • Sonumerin_john

    hi maria
    thats the best chicken piralan i have ever tasted…..

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks a ton Sonu :)

  • anita menon

    Please come out with your book soon. I would want to have the convenience of flipping through your cookbook on a weekend and preparing one of these delicacies.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      :) Anita dear, how I wish I had some magical band with which I could produce a cook book! Let’s see how it goes :)

  • sasi kumar

    HI MAM, 
    YOUR CHICKEN DRY ROAST WAS GOOD. MY MADE WITHOUT USING POTATOES. THANKS A LOT FOR RECIPE 

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome Sasi! I’m happy to know that you liked this recipe :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Hi Jeena,

    Thanks for making it… I’m not sure why you had the raw taste of ginger n garlic :(

    Cheers
    Maria

  • Aarthi

    Hi Maria,

    I am Aarthi. I had earlier tried the chicken stew you had posted and now this chicken dry roast. Must say you have real good skill in writing out recipes. Both came out really well. Do continue the good work you are doing. Your website and recipes are something that I look forward to during every weekend. And yes….do go ahead and write a cook book, I am sure it will be a top seller :-)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Aarthi,

      Thank you so much dear for your wonderful comment :) I’m really happy to hear that you look forward for the recipes posted here, thanks again!

      Hopefully, someday the cook book works out :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sudha Madhukumar

    Hiiii maria,tried your chicken dry roast.It was wonderful….do keep sending new recipe mails…thank you …hope you are doing well….wish you a happy Xmas and new year……..

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sudha,

      Great to know that this recipe worked well for you. Thanks a lot dear for the comment :)

      Thanks for your wishes and wish you too a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • megha

    thanks maria for this wonderful recipe..i tried it out n came jus like the picture u put…generally i try my best to get dark brown (chocolate color) chicken curry..n this worked out after many attempts.:):)…can u tel me the general way to get deep brown chicken curry wat do we add to get dat?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Megha,

      You are welcome dear!

      I think if you fry the onions to a darker shade of brown, the resulting gravy will also have that colour.

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Megha,

      You are welcome dear!

      I think if you fry the onions to a darker shade of brown, the resulting gravy will also have that colour.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Nagesh

    Hi Maria,

    This worked very well. I am passionate about cooking and all at home loved this.

    Thanks,
    Nagesh Prabhu

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Nagesh :) Glad that your family liked this dish.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Nagesh

    Hi Maria,

    This worked very well. I am passionate about cooking and all at home loved this.

    Thanks,
    Nagesh Prabhu

  • Simi

    Hi Maria,

    This one came out so well and every one loved it. Last three weekends i tried your recipes and all of them was a hit. First week i tried Palappam and Fish molly. Second week Kallappam and chicken Mappas. And this weekend Chicken Dry Roast. When i tell that the recipe is from “Marias Menu”, all at home says ” yeah? then its gonna be good”. Now i am in search for a recipe for next week. Sure that i am going to find something from your blog only.

    So, here goes a big thanks to you. (In between, even i wanted to ask you whether Mariya’s Pickles belongs to you. But i got the answer from your blog last week :) ).

    Regards,
    Simi

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Simi dear, thanks a bunch for your wonderful comment! I’m really happy that this place is a part of your weekend cooking :)

      Please do convey my special regards to all at home :)

      Take care,
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Simi dear, thanks a bunch for your wonderful comment! I’m really happy that this place is a part of your weekend cooking :)

      Please do convey my special regards to all at home :)

      Take care,
      Maria

  • Simi

    Hi Maria,

    This one came out so well and every one loved it. Last three weekends i tried your recipes and all of them was a hit. First week i tried Palappam and Fish molly. Second week Kallappam and chicken Mappas. And this weekend Chicken Dry Roast. When i tell that the recipe is from “Marias Menu”, all at home says ” yeah? then its gonna be good”. Now i am in search for a recipe for next week. Sure that i am going to find something from your blog only.

    So, here goes a big thanks to you. (In between, even i wanted to ask you whether Mariya’s Pickles belongs to you. But i got the answer from your blog last week :) ).

    Regards,
    Simi

  • Sai krishnan rajeev

    La ricetta è ottima…Ma il condimento è troppo piccante ! I think the right mix is with less chil.
    Maria sei storica… Continua cosí!!!
    Hi Maria this is from my Italian friend ,we made this dish with out karivepilai and was awesome,thank you so much for your great receipt.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Sai and thanks to your Italian friend too :)

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Sai and thanks to your Italian friend too :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sai krishnan rajeev

    La ricetta è ottima…Ma il condimento è troppo piccante ! I think the right mix is with less chil.
    Maria sei storica… Continua cosí!!!
    Hi Maria this is from my Italian friend ,we made this dish with out karivepilai and was awesome,thank you so much for your great receipt.

  • Sai krishnan rajeev

    La ricetta è ottima…Ma il condimento è troppo piccante ! I think the right mix is with less chil.
    Maria sei storica… Continua cosí!!!
    Hi Maria this is from my Italian friend ,we made this dish with out karivepilai and was awesome,thank you so much for your great receipt.

  • smrithiunnikrishnan

    Made this dish 3 times for guests ..And everytime it was a hit..i got a lot of compliments for this recipe and i made sure everyone knew about this blog..thank you and keep posting

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks a bunch dear :) I’m glad your guests enjoyed this dish. Thank you for sharing the site with them, appreciate it very much.

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks a bunch dear :) I’m glad your guests enjoyed this dish. Thank you for sharing the site with them, appreciate it very much.

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks a bunch dear :) I’m glad your guests enjoyed this dish. Thank you for sharing the site with them, appreciate it very much.

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks a bunch dear :) I’m glad your guests enjoyed this dish. Thank you for sharing the site with them, appreciate it very much.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • smrithiunnikrishnan

    Made this dish 3 times for guests ..And everytime it was a hit..i got a lot of compliments for this recipe and i made sure everyone knew about this blog..thank you and keep posting

  • Surya

    Tried it today!! It was yummylicious!! :D Would be great if you added videos too. :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Surya :) I dont know about the videos dear, may be sometime in future!

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Surya :) I dont know about the videos dear, may be sometime in future!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Surya

    Tried it today!! It was yummylicious!! :D Would be great if you added videos too. :)

  • Susan

    Made this today .. We loved it .. Thanks Maria :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome Susan :)

  • Minju

    I tried out this dish and it was superb!!! Thanks a lot maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome dear :) I’m glad you liked it.

      thanks for the comment!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • manju vinod

    hi maam last sunday i tried this one and it came out really well…i dnt hv much experience in coking bt this site has helped me alot to cook non veg dishes..i tried nadan chicken curry n podi masala recipe vch i did with mutton…all were soo tasty n my hubby njoyed all them..nw i m feeling confident in non veg cookg too as i ot a new buddy “MARIAS MENUE”..this site is a great help for beginners lik me..thanks a ton maam…

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Manju,

      Thank you so much dear :) I’m so happy that you find the non veg recipes here interesting!

      Hope you get to try more recipes and like them too..

      Btw, please call me Maria :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Triya Jibin

    Hi Maria, I tried out this receipe last week.. it was awsmmmm…. my husband lovdd it :) soo happy to msgg u dea. Thanx a lot for ths receipe.

    Triya :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Triya,

      Thank you so much for your comment! Really happy to hear that this recipe worked out well for you :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • sneha

    thanks for d recipe maria..i tried it out n it came out really nice.. though i made a few changes like i fried the marinated chicken prior to adding it to d gravy. this dish really made my day..thanks a lot..blogs like dese r a saviour for ppl like us who r living away frm home and crave for a good home made naadan dish..keep up d good rk

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome Sneha :) Frying the chicken, sounds like a good idea!

      I’m happy that you find the blog useful. Thanks for leaving a comment here.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Aleena

    Hi Maria,

    Please let me know what is pearl onion.

    I like your blog very much and tried your cookies and cake receipes and came out really awesome. Now i wanna try your chicken recipes.

    Thank you dear and keep going…

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Aleena,

      It’s small onion (kunju ulli/ cheriya ulli) I do hope like the chicken recipes too..

      Cheers
      Maria

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