Mansatti Chicken Varuval


Mansatti Chicken Varuval is a very delicious and tasty dish from Tamil Nadu. This is a traditional and an authentic recipe South India, Tamil Nadu. Here you get the authentic taste of Tamil traditional food without any adding of ajinomoto or any packed ingredients. We roast all dry ingredients in a clay pot and make to a powder form. Crushing roasted masala ingredients is what gives the authentic flavor and aroma to the dish. Do not use store bought masala powders for chicken dishes. The chicken pieces are added to the crushed masala mixutre and cooked till done. In olden days we used to do this recipe with Country chicken, but nowadays, we switch on to poultry chicken, so we can do this recipe with both types of chicken. The specialty and uniqueness of Mansatti Chicken Varuval is the earthen cooking pot used for the dish. The combination of fennel seeds, cumin seeds, dry chili and coriander seeds create the unique aroma & flavor to this dish.

Spicy flavored and visually appealing Mansatti Chicken Varuval is relatively easy to prepare and promises a hearty dish that goes well with rice. The combination of chicken with coriander seeds, dry coconut and red chillies gives a special aroma & flavor to this dish. This spicy chicken varuval is prepared with boneless chicken cut into cubes. The spiciness of the gravy sinks deep into the chicken flesh giving that lip smacking flavor. There are a lot many chicken preparations but I assure you Mansatti Chicken Varuval is the perfect one if you have a craze for traditional dishes. Though the steps seem a bit tedious, I promise you it credits your expectation. Chicken is healthy, rich in protein and other vital nutrients required for body. You can explore a well detailed Mansatti Chicken Varuval recipe here.

Mansatti Chicken Varuval

Mansatti Chicken Varuval

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Tamil
Servings 2 people



  • In an earthen pot or Mansatti, add coriander seeds, dry red chili, jeera, pepper, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and dry coconut. Roast till aroma comes and turn off and allow to cool.
  • Now grind the roasted masala.
  • In a Mansatti, add oil and saute onions and curry leaves
  • Now add ginger garlic paste and turmeric and little salt
  • Now add the chicken pieces and saute well for 5 mins
  • Now add the previously roasted ground masala, mix well cook with close lid for 10 mins.
  • Now if you want to add little water you can sprinkle little water and cook for a few mins.
  • Now the thick Mansatti Chicken Varuval is ready to serve with hot rice
    Mansatti Chicken Varuval


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