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Chicken Fry

4.50 from 2 votes

Sharing my family's favorite and traditional recipe "chicken fry" which goes delicious with Rasam rice, Sambhar rice, Curd rice and Roti.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Recipe CategoryNon-Vegetarian
Served AsLunch
CuisineSouth Indian
Servings 2


  • 500 gms Chicken cut into pieces
  • 3 Onions Finely chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 Tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 + 1/2 Tsp Pepper powder
  • Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1 1/2 - 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1/2 inch Cinnamon stick
  • 1 Star anise
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing


  • Wash and clean the chicken pieces. Keep aside. Heat oil in a pan or kadai and add bay leaves followed by star anise and cinnamon stick.
  • Fry and add the finely chopped onions along with ginger garlic paste. Saute till the raw smell of ginger garlic paste goes off and the color of onion changes.
  • Add the finely chopped tomatoes and saute till it turns soft. Now add red chilli powder followed by coriander powder, turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp of pepper powder and the required amount of salt.
  • Mix well and cook till the oil separates from the gravy. Add the washed chicken pieces and mix well.
  • Add the measured amount of water and cook till the chicken gets cooked. Add the remaining pepper powder and cook it for another couple of minutes.
  • Once done, garnish with coriander leaves and switch off the flame. Serve hot with Rice or Roti.

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4.50 from 2 votes

Priya Satheesh
Priya Satheesh

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