How to make South Indian Fried Chicken -

A delightful starter which can grace any party

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken breasts (हड्डी रहित चिकन ब्रेस्ट), Turmeric powder (हल्दी का पावडर)

Cuisine : South Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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South Indian Fried Chicken

South Indian Fried 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 : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for South Indian Fried Chicken Recipe

  • Boneless chicken breasts cut into 1/2 inch pieces 250 grams

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Cornflour 2 tablespoons

  • Curry leaves shredded 8-10

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Black peppercorns crushed to taste

  • Egg 1

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Coconut oil 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green chillies slit 3-4

  • Curry leaves 8-10

  • Fresh coriander sprig to garnish


Step 1

Take chicken pieces in a bowl, add turmeric powder, coriander powder, cornflour, curry leaves, ginger-garlic paste, red chilli powder, salt and crushed black peppercorns. Break an egg and add only the white. Add lemon juice and mix everything well.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai, slide in the marinated chicken pieces and deep-fry till golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 3

Heat coconut oil in a non-stick wok, add mustard seeds and sauté till they splutter. Add green chillies and curry leaves and sauté for few seconds. Add fried chicken, a pinch of salt and crushed black peppercorns and toss well.

Step 4

Transfer the chicken pieces onto a serving platter, garnish with coriander spring and serve hot.

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