How to make Andhra Chilli Chicken -

A popular chicken dish from Andhra.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Chicken (चिकन), Dried red chillies

Cuisine : Andhra

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Andhra Chilli Chicken

Andhra Chilli Chicken Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Andhra Chilli Chicken Recipe

  • Chicken cut into 8 pieces 750 grams

  • Dried red chillies 10-12

  • Garlic 8-10 cloves

  • Ginger 2 inch piece

  • Rice 2 tablespoons

  • Lemon juice 4 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Curry leaves 20-25

  • Yogurt 2 tablespoons

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Refined flour (maida) 1/4 cup

  • Fresh coriander leaves a few sprigs

  • Onion rings a few

  • Green capsicum thin strips a few

  • Red capsicum thin strips a few

  • Yellow capsicum thin strips a few


Step 1

Deseed dried red chillies and put into a mixer jar. Add garlic, ginger, rice, 2 tbsps lemon juice, salt and grind. Add 10-12 curry leaves and continue to grind to a smooth paste.

Step 2

Put the paste into a large bowl, add chicken pieces and yogurt and mix well. Add remaining lemon juice and mix till the masala coats all the chicken pieces well.

Step 3

Chop remaining curry leaves and add to the chicken and mix and set aside to marinate for 2-3 hours. Heat oil in a non stick pan. Roll the chicken pieces in refined flour, shake off extra flour and place in the pan and cook on medium heat till the underside is lightly browned.

Step 4

Turn over and cook till the other side is similarly cooked. Chop coriander leaves and add to the chicken. Sprinkle a little water, reduce heat, cover and cook for 7-8 minutes.

Step 5

Serve hot garnished with onion rings, thin strips of green, red and yellow capsicums.

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