How to make South Indian Fried Chicken -

Boneless chicken breasts marinated in South Indian masala mix and deep-fried.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken breasts (हड्डी रहित चिकन ब्रेस्ट), Semolina (suji) (सूजी)

Cuisine : Kerala

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 : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for South Indian Fried Chicken Recipe

  • Boneless chicken breasts ,cut into cubes 2

  • Semolina (suji) ¼ cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Crushed black peppercorns 1½ tablespoons

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Curry leaves 15-18

  • Rice flour 3 tablespoons

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • Coconut oil 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Green chillies ,slit 3-4

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Combine chicken pieces, salt, coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, 1 tablespoon crushed peppercorns, half the lemon juice and ginger-garlic paste in a bowl. Finely chop 8-10 curry leaves and add to the mixture and mix well. Set aside to marinate for 15 minutes.

Step 2

Mix together rice flour, semolina and salt in another bowl. Coat the marinated chicken pieces with this mixture.

Step 3

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Deep-fry chicken pieces till golden and crisp. Drain on an absorbent paper.

Step 4

Heat coconut oil in a non-stick pan. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add green chillies and mix. Add the remaining chopped and whole curry leaves, remaining crushed peppercorns, little water and mix well.

Step 5

Add fried chicken, salt and toss. Add the remaining lemon juice and coriander leaves. Serve hot.

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