Kerala style chicken fry

by - October 06, 2011

                   This recipe was laying in my draft for long time and finally I made my mind to post it.  I adapted this delicious recipe from Pazham Pappadam payasam and made some changes according to my family taste. Try out this foolproof recipe and enjoy your meal:)

Ingredients :
Chicken drum sticks - 6 pieces

For Marination:
Red chilly powder - 1 tbsp or to taste
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1/2tsp
Besan/ Gram flour - 1 tsp ( fry in 1tbsp of oil)
Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
Garam masala - ¼ tsp
Curd or Lime juice- 1tbsp or 1 tsp (to taste)
Orange food color - a pinch (optional)
Salt - to taste

For Seasoning:
Oil - 2 ~ 3 tbp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Crushed ginger & garlic - 1/4 tsp
Thinly sliced onions --½ cup
Curry leaves -- few
Cilantro - for garnishing

Method :
  •  Wash and clean the chicken drumstick pieces and make 2 or 3 slits on it and keep aside.
  • Heat 1tbsp of oil and add besan flour. Stir it for a minute in medium heat without burning the besan flour and take it out from the heat.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix all the marination ingredients and fried besan together.
  • Rub this marinade mixture on the drumsticks and between the slits. Let it marinate overnite or mininum 2 hrs in refridgerator.

  • Heat a kadai with oil and fry the ginger, garlic, curry leaves . Saute well.
  • Then add thinly sliced onions and saute till onion turns to golden brown color.
  • Finally add the marinated drumsticks. Cover and cook the drumsticks in medium low heat for 10 minutes.
  • Then gently turn the drumstick piesce to other side and cook it in another 10 minutes or till that the meat inside cooks well and outer layer turns crispy..

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  1. I tried this chicken fry few months back,i know how tasty they will be..irresistible clicks..

  2. Wow..what a chieken there friend.I am completely gone with the appetizing colour and crispness from outside.And in the other clicks,it's so soft inside.Perfect and bookmarked !Thank you.

  3. Delicious and tempting chicken fry..

  4. its so tempting!! Loved the spices used....delicious...hey why don't you send it to the event:
    Event :My Diwali My Way
    Event: Kerala Kitchen
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  5. Wow ...this is to drool ...look at the colour. yum

  6. yummy and tempting clicks of chicken fry..

  7. I couldn’t resist commenting

  8. Shall try using Coconut Oil and let you know the result :)

  9. Superb ! Will try it for sure !

  10. Hi there,

    You have a gorgeous space here, I went thru a couple of your posts and all are really authentic and lovely. Following you back :-)


  11. Looks tasty; The 'fly' in the second pic thinks so too... :D

  12. Hi Anon,
    Thanks for letting me know and I have removed the same..

  13. The dish look yummy... By the way I don't understand the use of mustards in the ingredients.

  14. Excellent post with useful recipe..And the combination of elements are very different and unique


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