Payyoli Chicken Fry | Chicken Coconut Fry


Payyoli Chicken Fry is a mouth watering chicken delicacy originating from the coastal regions of Payyoli in Kerala. The delectable preparation is popular for its uniqueness and blending of spices and flavors that tantalizes the taste buds. Chicken Coconut Fry reveals the true delight of coastal cuisines. The secret behind the preparation lies in the careful and selective combo of spices. For preparing Payyoli Chicken Fry, the chicken pieces are first marinated in a mixture of garam masala and other spicy flavorings, at least for a few minutes before frying. Marination helps the flavors to penetrate into the flesh and enhance taste. The marinated chicken is then traditionally fried in a kadai until golden brown in color and turns crispy in outer texture. The aroma of fried chicken in irresistible enough to make your mouth water.

The beauty of Payyoli Chicken Fry lies in the versatility. You can either deep fry or also fry the chicken pieces in a griddle for a more healthier version. The final result of Payyoli Chicken Fry is a plate of soft and succulent chicken pieces, bursting fresh with flavors and aroma. The perfectly blended combination of crispy outer coating and a soft interior of tender meat, creates a very delightful and enjoyable contrast that will surely leave a lasting impression on you. The dish holds a cultural significance in the region of Payyoli. The Chicken Coconut Fry is often served during festivities, family celebrations and gatherings. It brings a sense of joy and contentment. Payyoli Chicken Fry is a must try dish that will surely leave you craving for more. Do send me feedback after trying out the dish. This is nutritious and wholesome dish that serves as a side dish with almost anything. You can explore a well detailed Payyoli Chicken Fry recipe here.

Payyoli Chicken Fry | Chicken Coconut Fry

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 People



  • Marinate the chicken pieces in a mixture of kashmiri chilli, turmeric powder, garam masala, required salt and vinegar. Keep aside for 15 minutes.
  • Fry the chicken pieces in hot oil. Add the crushed ginger garlic in that oil. Fry for a while and remove the chicken pieces carefully. Keep it aside.
  • Add grated coconut and curry leaves in the same vessel that we marinated the chicken pieces.
  • Marinate in it.
  • Fry the marinated grated coconut in the same oil that we fried chicken. Fry coconut till it becomes crispy. Pour the fried coconut seasoning over the chicken pieces.
  • Payyoli chicken fry is ready now. Serve it along with porotta.


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