Kerala Style Chicken Fry


Kerala Style Chicken Fry

Kerala Style Chicken Fry is one of the most irresistible dishes both for adults and kids. Fried chicken pieces will be crispy on the outer surface and soft on the inside. The uniqueness of Kerala Style Chicken Fry dish is that chicken pieces will be properly cooked inside. It is fried curry leaves that does the trick, to render that perfectness and special flavor to the dish. Chicken pieces are precooked along with onion, tomato and other spicy ingredients. Let the water dry up and make the gravy coat thick on the chicken pieces. Pour enough oil into the pan and deep fry for at least 20 minutes in low flame. Keep adding sprigs of curry leaves every 5 minutes. Garnish with lemon. Enjoy the dish.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • Cut the chicken into medium pieces.
  • Take a pan (preferably Non stick pan) and put chicken, onion, tomato, chilly powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder and salt and gently mix together.
  • Pour water to the same level(or lesser than the same level) of chicken.
  • Heat the pan (maximum level) and keep until all the water dries up.
  • :- The gravy will stay thick on the chicken.
  • Pour oil to this content to deep fry it and put it in sim at least for 20 mins.
  • Keep adding each sprig of curry leaves every 5 mins.
  • :- The more you add, the more it tastes.
  • :- Squeeze lemon on it finally to give better taste. Enjoy the Kerala Style Chicken Fry with rice or roti.
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Response (5)
  1. m
    maria July 5, 2011

    Good recipe can do some additions to it like adding some coriander powder.

  2. P
    PRIYA August 25, 2009


  3. b
    bharati August 2, 2008

    great recipe, easy to prepare combined with great taste

  4. G
    Gayathri July 18, 2008

    Thanks for the recipe . it was real easy to make and tasted awesome

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