Kozhi Pacha Vattichathu

Kozhi Pacha Vattichathu

Kozhi Pacha Vattichathu

Kozhi (chicken) is a frequently used ingredient in Malabar cuisine. In this recipe, I have used a technique which involves drying up all the liquid (Vattichathu). The chicken is cooked in gravy containing a variety of spices, coconut milk and coconut oil. Ginger-garlic paste should be prepared using fresh gingers (adrak) and garlic (lahsan). The green chillies (mirch) enhance the spicy quotient, while the curry leaves (curry patta) add their touch of a wonderful aroma and a distinctive flavour. Pepper powder (kali mirch) has also been used here. These spices can be added according to taste. The boneless chicken should be chopped into small pieces and added to this gravy. Coconut milk is also an essential ingredient as it enriches the gravy, making it thicker and giving it a rich texture. In the final step, some more coconut oil is added to accelerate the cooking process. It results in thick gravy. The best part about this recipe is that it is very easy to make and does not require a lot of cooking time. So serve the delectable Kozhi Pacha Vattichathu in lunch or dinner with Appam or Rice.

If you are interested in more Malabar non -vegetarian dishes do check Malabari Fish Roast, Malabari Fish Pepper curry, Chemmeen Curry.


How to make Kozhi Pacha Vattichathu


Boneless Chicken               500 gram
Small onion (chopped)               3/4 cup
Green chilli (paste)               2 table spoons
Ginger (adrakh), paste               2 tea spoons
Garlic (paste)               1 table spoon
Coconut milk               from one coconut
Coconut oil               6-7  table spoons
Peppercorn (kali mirch)                7-8
Curry leaves                2 sprig
Salt (namak)                To taste


  • 1. Heat some coconut oil in a pan.
  • 2. Add pastes of ginger and garlic. Stir.
  • 3. Add crushed green chilli and some curry leaves.
  • 4. Now add chopped onion and stir it.
  • 5. Now add pepper powder, stir and then add the pieces of boneless chicken.
  • 6. Next, add salt and little water and mix the ingredients.
  • 7. Let it cook for some time and then add coconut milk and stir it.
  • 8. Add some more coconut oil. Once the gravy gets thick, remove it from the flame.
  • 9. Kozhi Pacha Vattichathu is ready to serve now.

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