♥...Chicken Varuval...♥

Chicken Varuval (South Indian Dry-Fried Chicken)...one of my favourite chicken dish! Everytime I visit a south Indian restaurant, this would be the first item I look for in their menu card! Sometimes, the taste favours me...sometimes not...awwww...sengihnampakgigi

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Then I learnt to prepare it at home...the simplest way...I guess!ihikhik

So, here we go!

CHICKEN VARUVAL by love2cook
Ingredients :~

  • 1 whole chicken ~ cleaned and cut into smaller pieces
  • 3 tbsp garlic-ginger paste
  • 2 tbsp chilli powder ( may also add some curry powder)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 8 dried chillies ~ cut into pieces
  • 2 onions ~ sliced/cut into rings
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • 2 lemongrass ~ crushed
  • 1 pc cinnamon stick
  • 2 pcs star anise
  • 2 pcs cardamoms
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp grounded blackpepper
  • salt to taste
  • oil for frying

Cooking Method :~

  1. Marinate chicken pieces with garlic-ginger paste, chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt for 20 mins.
  2. Heat oil in wok, fry marinated chicken till cooked and set aside.
  3. Reduce the remaining oil. Sauté cinnamon stick, star anises, cardamoms, fennel and cumin seeds till fragrant.
  4. Add the sliced onions, dried chillies, lemongrass and curry leaves. Stir till they turn light brown.
  5. Add the fried chicken, blackpepper and lil salt. Mix together. Dish out.

chicken varuval

Simple na!

And, here's a Thank You card from Kak AlongRoz...thanks alot for accepting the awards kak!senyum

"Thanks so much for your friendship and am very happy having you around. Mmmmmmuah & hug-hug for you... here is a thank-you card for you in return."


  1. Hi Love. This is another must try recipe... looks so yummy! Hopefully the butterflies add colors to your house (matched your flower background)!

  2. first time at ur blog.. loved the space.. will visit often.. cheers..

  3. Looks so yummy... and nice color and well rosted.

  4. Very nice recipe,looks so good and really mouthwatering with full of flavours,curry leaves gives such a nice flavour to any dish...just love it...

  5. personnellement j'aime beaucoup la cuisine indienne parce qu'elle est épicée, et ta recette correspond exactement à ce que j'aime, à tester
    bonne soirée

  6. SUch a tempting and mouthwatering varuval, my favourite too..

  7. Hi Love,
    You always have great fried chicken recipes... this one looks fabulous too! mesti glamer lepas neh :)

    Psst,thanks very much for the award. I've put it to the special Candies room in Blogresipi as always :)

  8. Hi LOVE...tadi masa Akak jenguk Ika...your chicken dah sampai sana...you must have forgotten to chop off the wings...hehehe!...Mesti jadi recipe hits this week ni!@!

  9. Its a pleasure to discover your blog, Like your header...you have awesome collection of recipes here, with all my favourite:):) Chicken varuval looks divine, I am a die hard fan of chicken, gonna try this recipe for sure:)

  10. Hi love..sedap tgk ayam ni..kite baru je cuti2 aritu mkn mkn kat restoran choice(south indian cuisine)kat sini tp mkn fish head curry..paspas ni msti try resepi ni..

  11. hai love...sedap ur ciken tu!!! I should try one day!!

    thnx for the awards, nanti akak gantung kat blog ye dear.tq very much!!!

  12. hi kak love,
    nampak yummy la. varuval maknanya ayam goreng ek? baru masuk kamus ni. hihi

  13. Love.... simple but really nampak yummylicous... nanti leh cube :)

  14. spicy and mouth watering chicken...yummy!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. hai Love..hari ni bizi sangat..wah masak ayam? sedappp ..anak anak mmg suka ayam..nak!!

  16. KakRoz ~~> Yes kak, my home is much colorful now with the butterfly addition! Tks ya kak ;)

  17. Jyoti ~~> Hi Jyoti, welcome to my cyberhome! Wish U had a good visit here! Stay in Touch ;)

  18. Sushma ~~> U r right Sush, curry leaves can play vital role in any dishes! Tks ya ;)

  19. Fimere ~~> Wow, so U can take spicy Indian foodies uh? That's cool! Tks ya...hope it'll meet ur taste! ;)

  20. Priya ~~> Hi Priya...me too! love varuvals! :)

  21. Ijan ~~> Hi Ijan, tks alot ya! Hehehe, since we like to chicken most of the time, I'll have to always come up or try new recipes...hehehe! :)

    Tks for accepting the awards Ijan!

  22. KakWatie ~~> Haaa kak, I was shocked too seeing this recipe flew to Bangkok that quick! hehehe Ika mmg pantas! ;)

    Kekeke, that chicken was bought in pieces...:)

  23. Malar ~~> Hi Malar, welcome to my cyberhome! Tks for those lovely comments too! Hehehe...U've come to the right place...I'm a chicken lover too! ;)

  24. MummySeri ~~> Hi Kak, oooo gi makan fish head curry erk! Love suka kari je...ikan tak suka..hehehe!

    Akak leh try this recipe when U like...:)

  25. KakAin ~~> Hi Kak, hehe tks ya! Sudi2 kan cuba ye..;)

    Tks for accepting the awards kak!

  26. Nurindah ~~> Hi Nur...hehee varuval means...goreng kering kot...kekeke! If u see dish ayam ni mmg tak berkuah. :)

  27. KakCM ~~> Hehe, bz ke kak! Love pun bz, took kids to paed...both not doing well. flu n cough.

  28. Mmmm, that chicken varuval looks awome, well spiced, uniformly browned and perfect!!! I'm curious to try the addition of lemon grass in this dish, willl try it next time!!!

  29. The varuval looks yummy, can I have some please?

  30. Fabulous and delicious chicken varuval...

  31. That chiken looks so delicious.
    May I have a piece?
    See soon.

  32. Akal's ~~> I guess the original Chicken Varuval has no Lemongrass...but since I just love lemongrass, I've just added into mine. Gives different aroma n taste too ;)

  33. Saveurs ~~> Sure, come over...join me! :)

  34. jln2 ambil award..hehe. tq sis! ;) nanti nadiah letak kat blog ek

  35. wow....semme varuval la ithe....yummy....

  36. Tunbegia ~~> Hi, welcome to my cyberhome! :)

  37. Anits ~~> Semme varuval thaan Anits! hehehe ;)

  38. Made this for dinner -- yummeeee!! It's finger-licking good indeed. Thanks for sharing!

  39. Awesome recipe.. Thank you.. :)


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