Coconut Chicken Fry | Payolli chicken fry


Chicken marinated in spices and cooked with roasted coconut…the Malabar way of roasting chicken. If you are in the mood to experiment, this is the right choice. Your family is sure to go gaga over simply superb dish!

Coconut Chicken Fry | Payolli chicken fry

Servings 4 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins


  • 500 gm Chicken cut to pieces
  • 1 cup Grated Coconut
  • 1 inch Ginger crushed
  • 4 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 2 tbsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp Fennel powder
  • 1 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar or lemon juice
  • to taste Salt
  • enough to fry Coconut Oil/vegetable oil
  • 5 nos Dried red chilies chopped & deseed if you want to reduce the spice level
  • few Curry leaves
  • ¼ cup Bread crumbs


  • Make slits on the chicken pieces with a knife. Add ginger, garlic, red chilly powder, turmeric powder, fennel powder, black pepper powder, vinegar (lemon juice) and salt to the chicken.
  • Massage it well into the chicken and keep aside for 1 hour. Grind the grated coconut to a fine powder.
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry the chicken pieces on a low flame till they are cooked and golden brown.
  • Remove most of the oil from the pan. In the remaining oil, fry the ground coconut, dried red chillies and curry leaves till they are golden brown in colour.
  • Now, add in the bread crumbs and keep on stirring.
  • When the mixture turns crispy, add the chicken pieces and fry for a few more minutes.
  • Serve sizzling hot!! Enjoy!!
Course: Dinner, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, Kerala
Keyword: chicken fry, coconut chicken fry recipe, kerala chicken fry, nadan chicken fry

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 “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me” – Psalm 23:4 ESV

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