Chicken Idiyappam Kothu


6 idiyappams
100-150 gm boneless chicken
1 1/2 tsp cornflour
1 1/2 tsp plain flour
1 1/2 tsp gram flour / kadalapodi
1/2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1 tbsp thick yoghurt
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 medium tomato, finely chopped
3 green chillies, chopped
1 sprig curry leaves
2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp garam masala
salt to taste
2 tbsp oil
2 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped


  1. Cut boneless chicken into pieces and keep it aside.
  2. In a bowl, add cornflour, plain flour, gram flour, 1 tsp chilli powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tbsp oil, ginger-garlic paste, yoghurt and salt and mix well to make a paste.
  3. Add chicken pieces to this and marinate well and keep it aside for 15 minutes.
  4. Crush / shred the idiyappams into pieces using hand and keep it aside.
  5. Heat 2-3 tsp oil in a pan and shallow fry the marinated chicken on both sides for about 6-7 minutes. Chop them into small pieces and keep it aside.
  6. In the same pan, add sliced onion and saute well till brown.
  7. Add chopped tomato and cook well till soft.
  8. Add chopped green chillies and curry leaves and saute well.
  9. Add garam masala, coriander powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp chilli powder and little salt and mix well.
  10. When oil starts to separate, add fried chicken pieces and mix well for 2 minutes.
  11. Add idiyappam and combine well until the masala coats the idiyappam evenly.
  12. Garnish with coriander leaves and switch off the flame..Serve hot / warm..


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