South India Fried Chicken

Deep fried marinated boneless chicken cubes tempered in coconut oil - typical South Indian touch. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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South India Fried Chicken
Main Ingredients Boneless Chicken Breast, Semolina
Cuisine Kerala
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 0-5 minutes
Cook time 31-40 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for South India Fried Chicken

  • 2 Boneless Chicken Breast cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon Semolina
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Crushed black peppercorns
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger-garlic paste
  • 15-18 Curry leaves
  • 3 tablespoons Rice flour
  • 1/4 cup Semolina (rawa / suji)
  • for deep-frying Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoons Mustard seeds
  • 3-4 Green chillies slit
  • 1 tablespoon Chopped fresh coriander leaves


  1. Mix chicken cubes, salt, coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, one tablespoon crushed peppercorns, half the lemon juice and ginger-garlic paste in a bowl. Finely chop eight to ten curry leaves and add to the mixture and mix well. Set aside to marinate for fifteen minutes.
  2. Mix together the rice flour, semolina and salt in another bowl. Coat the marinated chicken cubes with this mixture.
  3. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Deep-fry chicken cubes till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.
  4. Heat coconut oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add green chillies and mix. Add the remaining curry leaves, remaining crushed peppercorns and a little water and mix well.
  5. Add fried chicken and salt and toss. Add remaining lemon juice and coriander leaves and mix well.
  6. Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1063
Carbohydrates 73.5
Protein 57.1
Fat 60