Chicken Masala Balls is an iftar special snacks recipe. This is that special special snack I had been waiting to post since some time. I had first tasted this snack at my friends place in Malabar a few years ago. It was Ramadan time and I am happy I got introduced to this special dish. Chicken Masala Balls was really tasty and it simply melts in your mouth. It was served hot and the fried outside layer tasted really yummy with the flavor of fennel standing out. Reaching back home I made a trial and it was a instant hit with my family. My kids loved it. They used to be a fan of Puffs etc that are made of maida flour and I always had a concern of their health since All-purpose flour had ill effects. Now Chicken Masala Balls is a star in my home with all healthy natural ingredients. Goes well with a cup of hot tea. Chicken Masala Balls are healthy, wholesome and filling too.

Chicken Masala Balls have a strong spicy flavor and aroma that fills the entire kitchen while the dish is being prepared. These deep fried Chicken Masala Balls have a healthy side too. They are steam cooked in the first lot and in the final stage these balls are just marinated in a chilly mixture and shallow fried in hot oil. No deep frying is required since the inside is already cooked. And the best thing is that oily, greasy texture is not there. You require just a few minutes for the preparation provided you have grated coconut in store. When my kids asks for more, I am so happy. Now they are relishing something good for their body. Rich in protein and other vital nutrients Chicken Masala Balls make a great snack. You can discover a well detailed Chicken Masala Balls here.

Chicken Masala Balls

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 People


For rice dough

  • 1 1/2 cup Rice flour
  • 1 cup Grated coconut
  • 5 nos Shallots
  • Salt as required
  • Water as required
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel seed powder

For marinating the chicken:

  • 250 g Chicken
  • 1 tbsp Red chilly powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • Salt as required

For chicken masala:


  • Grind the coconut and shallots into a coarse paste.
  • In a bowl add rice flour and salt as required then add water in to the rice powder little by little and make a tight dough. Add the coconut paste and 1/2 tsp fennel seed powder and knead it well.
  • Fry the marinated chicken pieces in hot oil. When it is well cooked, remove it from the flame and let it cool. Then remove the bones, mince the chicken pieces and keep aside.
  • In the same pan add sliced onion, ginger garlic paste and crushed green chilly, Saute till it become soft.
  • Then add minced chicken, chopped coriander leaves, garam masala and salt as required. Mix well and saute for another 5 minutes in medium flame.
  • Take small sized balls from the rice powder dough, Make small discs, put  ½-1 table spoon filling in the centre. Close it well without any cracks.
  • Steam cook it for 25-30 minutes in medium to high flame.
  • Marinate the steamed masala ball in a mixture of red chilly powder, turmeric and a little salt.
  • Shalow fry it in 2 tbsp hot oil.
  • Tasty Chicken Masala Balls is ready now.


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