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Keralas chicken liver fry / Chicken varattiyathu

Keralas chicken liver fry / Chicken varattiyathu

Treat yourself with the aromatics from the Indian spices and curry powders on Naadan Chicken Ularthiyathu, Keralas chicken liver fry.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian, kerala cuisine
Keyword: Chicken varattiyathu, Keralas chicken liver fry
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 295kcal
Author: Sumith Babu


  • 1/2 kg chicken liver
  • 1/2 cup shallots - sliced small Indian onions
  • 1 tbsp garlic chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger chopped
  • 3 green chillies chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil
  • salt to taste


  •  Cut liver into small sizes cubes, Take a bowl add leave pieces into it, add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder or 1 tbsp of vinegar or with little milk to it and soak it for 30 minutes; clean and wash them well for 2-3 time with water and drain it in a strainer so that all blood and water drains out. Keep it aside.

  •  Heat oil in a pan, add  chopped garlic, ginger and curry leaves sauté for couple of minutes now add the sliced red onion/shallots and green chillies sauté until it turns to golden brown in colour.

  • Add all the dry spices powders and fry till oil separates.

  • Add the cleaned liver pieces; mix and toss it till all liver pieces combines well with masala.

  • Pour in 1/4 cup of water, cover and cook on medium heat for 6-8 minutes or till all the water evaporates.

  • Add some freshly ground pepper if you want it little spicy and some more flavour.

  • Add coconut oil, salt and fresh curry leaves and dry roast it in medium heat till browned up.

  • Keralas chicken liver fry / Chicken varattiyathu is ready.


Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 431mg | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 335mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 14459IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Vitamin E: 2mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 12mg