Monday, June 11, 2018


Spicy chicken fry is a delicious treat for spicy food lovers. It pairs well as a side dish with dal chawal or can be relished with rotis, parathas, dosas and appams.

Chicken ... 500 gms
Onions ..... 1 cup (sliced)
Green chillies .. 2
Curry leaves ... 1 sprig
Yogurt ... 3 tbsps.
Dry red chillies .. 2
Garlic paste .. 1 tbsp
Ginger paste ... 1 tbsp
Tomato puree ... 3 tbsps
Cinnamon .... 2 pieces
Cloves ........ 4-5
Black cardamom ... 1
Cumin seeds ..... 1 tsp
Saunf / aniseeds .. 1 tsp
Turmeric powder .. 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder .. 1 tsp
Cumin powder ...... 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder .. 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder ... 1 tsp (adjust as per your taste)
Sambar powder ...... 2 tsps (optional)
Oil ....................... 6 tbsps
Salt ................... to taste


1. Marinate the chicken pieces with yogurt, salt, turmeric powder. Set aside for few hours.

2. Heat oil in a kadai and add the whole spices. (black cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, saunf and cumin seeds)

3. Now add the sliced onions and saute.

4. Tip in the green chillies and dry red chillies, ginger and garlic paste.

5. Add few curry leaves.

6. Continue to stir fry until the onion becomes light brown.

7. Now add the chicken pieces and the spice powders.

8. Saute for few minutes and add the tomato puree.

9. Reduce the flame and cover the chicken stirring it at regular intervals.

10. Add a spoonful of sambar powder which is optional.

11. Simmer until the water from the chicken is completely dried up and the chicken is done.

12. Add some coriander leaves.


  1. Sambar powder in chicken. Being a bong this is new to me.Will try .

    1. I like trying out adding all kinds of stuff for a change..

  2. Such a flavorful chicken fry. Adding sambar powder is such an interesting addition - must have made the dish taste awesome.

    1. Yes Pavani.. do try it sometimes. It really gives a lovely flavour.

  3. Lipsmacking here, can smell the flavor of this chicken chukka rite through catchy clicks. Inviting side dish.

  4. Yummy. I cannot cook chicken but can use these ingredients to make mushroom. Thanks Shobha.

  5. Sambar powder in chicken is something different. Will try this for my husband, he will love it


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