Nadan Thenga Kozhi Piralan


Nadan Thenga Kozhi Piralan, quite popular in Kerala Cuisine, is a lip smacking and flavorful dry dish. The dish bears close resemblance to chicken roast dishes in Kerala. It is the flavorful coconut mixture that makes Nadan Thenga Kozhi Piralan unique and special. It has now become my in house favorite method of making chicken roast. These type of dishes host a dry dish with little or no gravy at all. Nadan Thenga Kozhi Piralan goes well with chappathi, appam and even cooked rice. Another specialty of the dish is the fine balancing of flavors, the heat from the chillies, the masala flavors from spices, all work together making the dish the most sought after one. Even a kid will find no difficulty with the dish. Kids are very averse to spiciness and they prefer mildly flavored ones, but they find this dish quite appealing perhaps for the coconut flavor.

Nadan Thenga Kozhi Piralan is one of my favorite dishes and it is that aromatic coconut flavor I am attached. Since I love coconut flavored dishes, I was in search for such a dish. Luckily one of my friends hosted a dinner party and that’s how I came in touch with the dish. The spicy rich dish has regional variations in the number of ingredients used but the basic preparation and addition of spices remains the same. The thickly texture gravy is a sought after dish and you can impress your guests. You are actually adding some spicy coconut flavored goodness to the chicken pieces and that makes the dish superb. Consuming chicken is nutritious and healthy. Chicken is rich in protein and other vital nutrients required for your body. You can explore a well detailed Nadan Thenga Kozhi Piralan here that can be easily prepared at home.


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Nadan Thenga Kozhi Piralan

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 2 people



  • For preparing nadan thenga kozhi piralan, marinate chicken with turmeric, coriander, chilly powder, salt and little coconut oil.
  • Cook chicken in covered pot.
  • Do not add water.
  • Mix onion, coconut, ginger, garlic, pepper, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, cumin, fennel and give a small pulse in mixer.
  • Crush it.
  • Heat oil in pan, add the coconut mixture and fry for 5 minutes.
  • Add chicken pieces in it and cook well.
  • Add curry leaves and cover it. Cook in low flame.
  • Fry the chicken well.
  • Nadan thenga kozhi piralen is ready.


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