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Country chicken pepper fry| Nattukozhi pepper fry | Nattukozhi milagu varuval

Country chicken pepper fry/ Nattukozhi milagu varuval is a spicy south Indian fry. Follow the stepwise explanation and pictures to make this yummy spicy country chicken pepper fry/milagu varuval.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 200 kcal



  • Country chicken/Nattukozhi – 250gm
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Shallots –100gm or bigonion – 1
  • Green chillies - 2
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1tbs
  • Tomato – 1 medium size
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Pepper corns – 1tbs or pepper powder – 2 tsp
  • Fennel seeds/Saunf/Sombu – ½ tsp
  • Cumin/Jeera – ½ tsp
  • Chilli powder - ½ tsp
  • Sombu powder or Garam masala – ¼ tsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp or as required
  • Gingelly oil – 2 tbs
  • Coriander leaves



  • Boil nattukozhi pieces with a ½ tsp of salt, turmeric powder, ½ tsp gg paste and some water in a pressure cooker. Give four whistles to cook the pieces soft.
  • Chop onion, green chillies and tomatoes.
  • Crush pepper corns and keep ready. Try to use fresh pepper powder for this recipe to benefit whole medicinal properties of pepper.


  • Heat a frying pan, add gingelly oil. Add fennel and jeera seeds. Let them splutter.
  • Add chopped onions, green chillies, curry leaves and fry till light brown state.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and sauté till the raw flavor is gone.
  • Add tomato pieces.
  • Add half of the salt mentioned to cook the tomatoes fast. Add turmeric powder.
  • Once tomatoes turn mushy add chilli powder.
  • Add fennel/sombu powder or garam masala at this stage. I prefer homemade sombu powder, so I added it.
  • Add the boiled nattukozhi pieces with little (2 tbs) broth.
  • Add the required salt.
  • Let the fry roast for five mins to get along with the spices.
  • Add freshly ground pepper powder and give it a mix.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot.


Tips/notes: 1) Cooking raw nattukozhi pieces in pan takes more time. So it is recommended to cook the pieces in pressure cooker before making this fry. 2) This recipe can be prepared with any cooking oil. But gingelly oil gives an exclusive taste.


Calories: 200kcal
Keyword chicken nattukozhi, kozhi milagu varuval, Nattukozhi pepper fry, pepper fry
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