Chicken Mezhukkupuratti

Chicken Mezhukkupuratti

Chicken Mezhukkupuratti (Kerala Style),Mezhukkupuratti is a style of preparation for vegetarian dishes in Kerala (especially in Central Travancore) where the vegetable is stir-fried with spices. Chopped onions or shallots may also be used.

Usually the dish is prepared from any of the following vegetables; Raw Banana (വാഴക്ക), Elephant foot Yam (ചേന), Bitter Gourd (പാവൽ), Ivy Gourd (കോവക്ക), Yarding Bean (പയർ), Green Bean, etc.

I tried this in my kitchen with a twist replacing the vegetables with Boneless Chicken. It was spicy and come out very well. This dish can be served with Rice.


  • Boneless Chicken 1 Kg (Cut in to small cubes)
  • Shallots (Peral Onion) 1 Cup Sliced
  • Green Chilly 6-7
  • Crushed Garlic 1 Teaspoon
  • Crushed Ginger 1 Teaspoon
  • Kashmir Chilly Powder 2 Teaspoon
  • Crushed Dry Chilly Flakes 1 Teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder 1/4 Teaspoon
  • Garam Masala (Home Made, Crush the below together)
  1. Fennel Seeds 1 Teaspoon
  2. Cardamom 6 Nos.
  3. Cloves 6 Nos.
  4. Ani Seeds 1 Nos.
  5. Cinnamon small piece
  • Dry Chilly 4 Nos.
  • Pepper Powder 1/4 Teaspoon
  • Mustard, Curry Leaves, Coconut Oil and Salt as required.


  1. Mix the Chicken pieces with Turmeric Powder, Kashmir Chilly Powder, Crushed Ginger and Garlic, Salt, Curry Leaves, Garam Masala and little Coconut Oil.
  2. Take you favourite Kadai; Cover and Cook the Chicken Mixed with Spices for about 15 minutes or it become tender.
  3. Take your favourite frying pan; splutter the mustard seeds, Dry Chilly and Curry leaves using required Coconut Oil.
  4. Add Pearl Onion (Shallots), Sauté till it become tender; Add Green Chilly, Dry Chilly Flakes and Sauté for a While
  5. Add Cooked chicken and Roast as required. Sprinkle Pepper Powder in between.

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