Chicken Mugalai


Chicken Mugalai

Chicken Mugalai
Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 5 people


  • 1 kg Chicken
  • 16 nos Dry red chillies Kollamulaku
  • 1 tsp Garlic paste
  • 2 small Ginger
  • Turmeric powder A small pinch
  • 3 nos Onions sliced lengthwise
  • 2 nos Potatoes
  • 1 cup Cashew nuts powdered
  • 1 cup Curd
  • Dalda As reqd
  • Salt As reqd
  • 2 nos Boiled eggs chopped length-wise
  • 5 nos Green chillies chopped length wise
  • 1 no Lemon chopped in circles


  • Blend well together dry red chillies, garlic, ginger, turmeric powder, 2 tsp of curd and salt, in a mixer grinder.
  • Cut chicken into pieces of appx. 1.5 inch length.
  • Marinate the chicken pieces in the blended mixture for 1 hour.
  • Heat 2 tsp of dalda in a frying pan.
  • Add onions and fry, till they turn brown. Keep them aside.
  • Fry chopped potaoes in the same pan with remaining dalda (add more if required). Keep the fried potato pieces aside.
  • In a separate pan, heat dalda and add the marinated chicken pieces, fried onions, fried potatoes and stir well for 15 minutes.
  • By this time, chicken would be half cooked.
  • Add powdered cashews and the remaining curd along with 2 cups of water and allow it to boil, till chicken is fully cooked.
  • Garnish with eggs, lemon pieces and green chillies.
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