South Indian Dry Fry Chicken


Ingredients :

  • 500 gms Chicken, cut into medium pieces
  • 1 large Onion, chopped
  • 4-5 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • Thumb size Ginger, chopped
  • 5-6 Green Chillis, slit vertically
  • 2 – 3 Tbs Tomato puree
  • 8-10 Curry leaves
  • Oil enough to deep fry the chicken

Marinade :

  • 1 Tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 Tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 Tbs Vinegar
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 Tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper powder
  • 2 Tbs Cornflour
  • 1 Tsp Garlic paste
  • Salt to taste

Method :

  • Clean and wash the chicken. Pat dry the excessive moisture with a kitchen towel. To this add all the marinade ingredients and mix well with your hands. Let it marinate in the fridge for 2-3 hours.


  • Heat oil in a deep wok and deep fry the chicken in small batches till they are a well browned from all sides. Remove and drain in a kitchen towel.


  • Now remove excess oil from the wok and let there be about 2-3 tbs oil. To this hot oil add the garlic fry for sometime and then add the onions ginger, curry leaves and green chillis. Season.Season with a little salt and fry till it is aromatic and takes on a slight color.


  • To this add the fried chicken pieces. Mix well to evenly coat the chicken with the masala and then add the tomato puree. Give it a good stir and let it cook for another 2-3 minutes on medium heat.


  • Remove from heat and serve hot.


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