Naadan Kozhi Varutharachathu | Chicken Varutharachathu

Naadan Kozhi Varutharachathu

Naadan Kozhi Varutharachathu | Chicken Varutharachathu

Naadan Kozhi Varutharachathu | Chicken Varutharachathu is a delicious non vegetarian side dish with thick spicy gravy. The aromatic roasted coconut mixture boosts the flavor of the dish making it tempting. Naadan Kozhi Varutharachathu is unique and special with chicken pieces cooked in a fried spicy aromatic coconut mixture. The dish is very popular and goes perfect with rice, porotta, almost with anything. Chicken is nutritious and healthy. The dish is very easy to prepare with naturally available ingredients. You can explore a well detailed recipe of the dish here.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 6 people


To be roasted:


  • For preparing the spicy aromatic dish, first heat oil in a pan and roast grated coconut, dry red chilly, shallots and fennel seeds until dark brown in colour. Switch off the flame, allow it to cool and grind it with little water to make a smooth fine paste.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker and saute onion until golden brown in colour.
  • Add tomato, green chilly, ginger garlic paste and saute for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, potato and mix well. Add chicken pieces and saute well.
  • Add 2 1/2 cup water and cook for 3 whistles.
  • When the chicken is well cooked, add ground coconut mixture, coriander leaves, curry leaves and bring it to boil. Add water if required to get the correct consistency of the curry.
  • Naadan Kozhi Varutharachathu is ready to serve. Serve it with porotta, ghee rice, chapathi etc..


You can explore an easy to prepare dish here Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk. You can also visit this link Tomato Chicken Curry.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Response (5)
  1. A
    Anup Nair September 7, 2021

    Hi Adeela,

    I went through your recipe today. It needs a bit of amendment. Firstly, in the ingredients list, it states FENNEL seeds, but in the cooking instruction step 1 it states CUMIN seeds. Which one is right?

    Adding the chicken to the sauted onion mix on step 5 has been missed out! Salt addition also has not been mentioned although it can be added at any stage.

    Hope you will update this page. Thanks.

    1. a
      aley kurian September 7, 2021

      Yes, updated page.

      1. a
        aley kurian September 7, 2021

        Yes, thanks for the feedback.

  2. M
    Mini September 7, 2021

    Where does the Fenugreek seeds go in the chicken varatharachathu recipe? The steps don’t mention when the chicken has to be added. Ingredients list coriander leaves, steps show curry leaves. Please check the recipe before publishing

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