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Malabar Chicken Peralan - Kerala Style Chicken Roast

Kerala Chicken Roast - Malabar Chicken Peralan

Kerala Chicken Roast-Malabar Chicken Peralan - Kerala Style Chicken Roast in Shallots,Vinegar and Spices - best served with Rice and Chapathis
Course Chicken
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Malabar Chicken Peralan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Chhavi


  • ½ Kg Chicken Drumsticks
  • 2 tablespoon Vinegar
  • 10-15 Curry leaves
  • 3 tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1 Cup shallots- Sliced Thin
  • 1 inch Ginger- minced
  • 5-6 Garlic Cloves-minced
  • Salt to Taste
  • Garnish -Coriander Leaves



  • Dry roast the spices under Masala- Coriander Seeds,Chillies,Turmeric,Cumin,peppercorns,Cinnamon Stick,Cloves,Cardamom & Saunf.
  • Once they cool down, Powder them in a food processor.
  • In a Pan, Add the oil.
  • When the oil is sufficiently hot add the mustard seeds.Once they start to splutter add ginger ,garlic & curry leaves.
  • Add and sauté the finely sliced shallots till they are brown.Now either move them to the side or remove them from the pan.
  • Add the chicken and let it brown without moving too often.Roast it for 10-15 minutes to get a good caramalised on all sides.If it's getting too dry add a tablespoon of water.
  • Add and mix back the onions. Add the powdered spices. Spoon in the vinegar along with ½ cup of water. Add salt to taste.
  • Cover and cook for 20 minutes on medium flame.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with Dal and Rice or Chapattis.