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Irachi Peera/ Spicy Chicken with Shredded Coconut

Irachi Peera

Here is a simple and quick  chicken recipe . It is popular in North Kerala and is usually made with mutton or beef . I have used chicken instead. I saw this in a popular show (Taste of Kerala) and I felt that it was somewhat similar to the South Kerala Kozhi Thoran which I had posted earlier. The major difference in this recipe is that shredded coconut is added only at the end of the cooking process which helps to retain the sweetness and crunchiness of coconut.It is a wonderful combination of  sweet and spicy. Try this recipe,you will surely love it.

1)Chicken- 1 1/2 lb
Thinly sliced onions- 3 medium
Green chilly slit-4
Ginger garlic paste- 2 tsp
Tomato - 1 medium
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Garam masla- 1 tsp
salt to taste
Curry leaves- a few

2)Thinly sliced onion-1
Whole red chilly- 2
Chilly powder- 1 1/2
Fennel powder- 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder- 1 1/2
Shredded coconut- 1 cup

Clean and cut chicken into small pieces. Mix all the ingredients listed under one together along with chicken and cook in a heavy bottom pan. Do not add water in the beginning. Chicken will shed its own water and start getting cooked. When it is half done add 1/2 cup of water cover and cook.
Heat oil in a pan and add whole red chilly, curry leaves and thinly sliced onion. Fry till the onions turn golden brown. Add chilly powder, coriander powder and saute till raw flavor disappears. Now add in the cooked chicken and mix and cook till all water evaporates and chicken becomes dry. Finally add the shredded coconut and fennel powder and mix well. After one minute switch off the flame. Serve with rice or pathiri.

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy..


  1. Yummy peera!!Thanx for sharing this recipe,Drooling over those pictures..

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  2. mouthwatering chicken, looks so yummy..simple and lovely recipe..

  3. gosh that just looks so damn awesome...

  4. Mouth Watering suja. I have not tried any dry curry using chicken. Am planning to try this version soon.


  5. Coconut must have added a nice nutty taste to the curry ~ looking great Suja!

  6. Wow chicken curry looks very inviting..just need rice to finish of that plate :)

  7. Tempting curry....
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  8. Erachi peera adipoli. Kothiyavunu enikku koodi

  9. Chicken looks superb and tempting.

  10. Scrumptious! Pass me that plate please...

  11. Wowww thats a droolworthy chicken fry, mouthwatering here..

  12. my goodnessss....this is fingerlicking gooooooooood...:P
    Tasty Appetite

  13. plz stop over to collect your awards dear..:)

  14. I thought that these kind of dishes were from the Kottayam region?

  15. ingane kothipikkaruthu...adipoli....

  16. wow mouthwatering here,delicious recipe...

  17. ethu kollallo.. never tried this with chicken :)

  18. Completely lip smacking recipe with chicken. Send me some :)

  19. What a yummy chicken there.That's true Suja.The addition of coconut in the end makes it different.It's most common practice in Malabar.They prepare it specially for Onam.
    Nice one and am drooling over the rich flavour!

  20. mouthwatering chicken, looks so yummy..simple and lovely recipe..

  21. Wow... the chicken looks mouth watering...

  22. hi suja, your picy chicken looks very rich in flvor, especially with the many spices and chili used. mmm .. great to eat with rice..white or biryani . would like to try this

  23. Njan ethu beef vechu try cheyyanirikkuvarunnu :) Adipoli aayittundu..

  24. awesome Suja.. thante blog open cheyunnathinu munpe njan ennum vicharikkum, innum
    Suja post kanichu kothippikkum ennu,.. thats true....amzing dear :)

  25. Thanks all for stopping by and for the sweet comments:)

  26. Hi Suja,happy to visit ur yummy blog and delicious recipes.This Mutton Peera luks lipsmackingly good with tasteful click.Thanks for sharing .Following U.


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