Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Irachi Pathiri

Irachi Pathiri is a Malabar Muslim dish with chicken stuffed in flour pathiris/tortillas and deep fried. This is kind of a must try for us every year during Ramzan fasting days from the famous Zains hotel in Calicut. During those days Zains have all those yummy Malabar Muslim snacks available in the evening time and we make sure that we have at least a single visit there on one of those days.
Irachi Pathiri is not a heavily spiced snack, it is mildly spiced. But don't count the calories and fat when you have this. 😜
Here goes the recipe for Irachi Pathiri which yeilds 2  medium sized pathiris. 


  1. Chicken pieces - about 100gm
  2. Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp 
  3. Chilli powder - 1/4 tsp
  4. Turmeric powder -1/8 tsp
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Onion, chopped - 1/4 cup
  7. Ginger, chopped - 1tsp
  8. Garlic, chopped - 1 tsp 
  9. Oil - for frying + 2 tbs
  10. All purpose flour - 1 cup
  11. Salt to taste
  12. Egg - 1
  13. Sugar - 1 tsp
  14. Cardamom powder - 1 pinch
  15. Ghee/ oil - 4 tbs


  1. Marinate chicken pieces with salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder and coriander powder for 10 minutes.
  2. Cook chicken in half a cup of water. 
  3. Once chicken is cooked well, cool them and shred the chicken 
  4. Knead flour with salt and water and keep it closed for 10-20 minutes 
  5. Heat 2 tbs oil in a pan and sauté onion , ginger and garlic for 2 minute under medium flame 
  6. Add the shredded chicken to the above and sauté it for 2 more minutes 
  7. Roll the dough to 4 round shaped pathiris 
  8. Spread chicken mixture on a pathiri 
  9. Cover it with 2nd pathiri 
  10. Apply a bit of water on the pathiri edges for sticking them together 
  11. Seal the sides using a fork or with finger
  12. Remove any trapped air by pricking the pathiri with tooth picks 
  13. Heat oil in a deep frying pan  
  14. Deep fry pathiris till they are cooked and golden brown
  15. Keep them on oil absorbing tissues
  16. Mix egg,sugar, salt and cardamom powder and pour it to a flat bottomed bowl or plate
  17. Heat another flat pan with ghee in it
  18. Dip fried pathiris in the egg mixture so that both sides have egg mixture on them. You may spoon the egg mixture on the pathiris or flip pathiris in the egg mixture instead of dipping it
  19. Fry pathirus on the flat hot pan with ghee till the egg mixture on both sides are cooked and slightly browned.

Irachi pathiris are ready to be served!

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